I would not look to Israel as an example during this time of crisis

Saw this on Facebook


Funny thing… First, Israel live in a constant state of war.

Second, Israel is pretty darn socialist. They have universal healthcare that helps with mental illness and require a 2 year conscription for all citizens. You know, gun training.

Third, Sweden an Iceland – socialist countries – do not have this violence.

Come to think of yet, maybe we can learn from Israel just a bit.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

3 thoughts on “I would not look to Israel as an example during this time of crisis

  1. Hmmm… the U.S. lives in a constant state of war too, though. Just very ,very far away from its citizens. It’s other countries citizens, and not least of all those countries’ children, who bear the brunt of America’s constant wars.

    Obama’s drones, for example, have probably killed more children than this tragic school massacre. All of us should speak out against it.

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