It's Time for Mark Tooley to Quit Bullying Stanley Hauerwas and Other Pacifists



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I agree with the author and Mr. Holton

I am certainly no pacifist. I am a civilian employee of the U.S. Army and support the exercise of American military power when appropriate. However, while the exact nature of our interventions against ISIS and the Assad regime have yet to be announced - and are complicated by Vladimir Putin's support of Assad - the forces of neoconservatism appear to advocate military intervention on a wide scale basis with no clear objective, and we have seen how poorly such a strategy fared in Iraq and Afghanistan. Advocacy of fearmongering and armchair generalship are the basis of what the Neocons advocate in the Middle East. I respect pacifists, though I do not agree with them. I do not respect fearmongering, which has been the right-wing response to social change. ISIS no more represents Islam than American domestic terrorism by right-wing Christians, which has killed more Americans than Islamacists, represents Christianity. I pray for Mr. Tooley but as an agent of a far right satrapy bent of disruption of the mainline churches, he is doing the job he was hired to do. That's just reality. If he is to be redeemed, he will need to change his modus operandi.

George Nixon Shuler more than 6 years ago

Mark Tooley

We need to pray for Mark Tooley. He is a very sick man.

Edwin L. Holton, Ph.D. more than 6 years ago