Whose side is God on?


Letter to America

Hi Jonathan and Alice
Today is Remembrance Day throughout the Commonwealth, a day to remember the fallen troops in all wars. In the USA I understand the day is called Veterans Day, and though I’ve never been in the US in November if it’s anything like the celebration on July 4th I guess it’ll be a day to remember.
The graphic I created displays on a wreath of poppies a Nazi belt buckle, inscribed with the motivational phrase GOTT MIT UNS (GOD WITH US)
It’s sickening, when one recalls what Hitler’s philosophy led to. Of course all sides want to claim that the Almighty is on their side, and I remember Walter telling me that Priests in Italy would bless the tanks (I know, 4 reverse gears and one forward gear in case the enemy unexpectedly attacked from the rear!). 
No doubt prior to the horrific events of 9/11 the terrorists would have had a huddle, and reminded themselves that God was indeed on their side. How sad, and sick. Common sense, and that means God, tells us in Corinthians 13 that God is love and that “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast , it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self seeking,it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres “.
Any philosophy that can sign up to Corinthians 13 is on God’s side. Otherwise, no.
Have a good day. I look forward to speaking with you this afternoon, and don’t ever forget…
They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
A personal favourite of mine performed at the  annual remembrance concert/service at the royal Albert Hall – Rod Stewart. As you may know Rod was born at 507 Archway Road, Highgate, a couple of months before my lovely wife, and was always proud of his Dad’s Scottish roots (did you know that he was at the Celtic Barca match last week and was filmed crying (tears of ecstasy) after the final whistle as the buoys registered a memorable win.
At the Albert Hall Rod sung that oldie but forever goldie Robbie Burns poem Auld Lang Syne
Another favourite of mine, Bishop Nigel of Manchester, led the service, and my drinking pal Philip,Duke of Edinburgh was also there. 

Whose side is God on?
I think he’s not on anyone’s side. I think he cuddles the victims of aggression.

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Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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