Friday, August 11, 2006

Bad solutions

Kevin at New Advent make a great observation in his thoughts on Airplanes and Islam.
Bad solutions will be proposed -- "the spread of democracy" will continue to replace "the spread of the Gospel" as our evangelical mandate.  And we'll continue to be surprised when this democratic movement strengthens the fists of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, Hezbollah and Iranian Shiites at the expense of Maronite and Chaldean Christians and other good people.
That is a brilliant observation on the problem with the U.S. today.  We spread "democracy" as though it is the greatest good.   And don't get me started on the version of democracy we spread.  Even freedom isn't something that can be spread as if it is the solution to all the worlds ills.  Freedom is a Christian concept.

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