Do unto others
as you would have others
do unto you.
That's the Golden Rule for Christians. The Bible clearly advises us to treat other people the same way we would wish to be treated by them if we were in their shoes and they in ours. Oh, did I add that last part? Haha... I guess I did. But I could never make sense of that "rule" unless it was implicit in it's meaning that the Christian have the capacity to "walk a mile" in someone else's shoes.
So in light of this radical concept, how might Christians feel if they were to live in a world dominated by a people who perceive Christianity to be the enemy? How would a Christian feel facing this type of reasoning? All the conservatives I have spoken with in recent years seem to think they would be perfectly content with these precedents being set by the Bush enablers.
A week or so back I was watching a political debate between Maine's Senator Olympia Snowe and her challengers. Two of Snowe's challengers were suggesting that this Military Commissions Act would deny suspects their habeas corpus rights. Snowe appeared to clearly assert just the opposite, that this act actually gave war on terror suspects all the rights that Snowe's challengers were asserting it denied them. Snowe appeared to be saying that the act actually did the opposite of what it seems to have done. When I heard her saying this, Orwell came to mind... 1984...