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An Opportunity For Christians & Bloggers On Burma Protests

Protests continue in Burma—or Myanmar—as Buddhist Monks at others risk their lives for freedom.

The above link is to the BBC. You’ll get a lot of information at the BBC on this subject.

Here is a chance for America’s right-leaning Christians, quick to claim injustice about any alleged attack on religious freedom, to speak up as monks are killed in cold blood.

Here is a chance for bloggers in America—both left and right— to be heard, as bloggers in Burma risk their lives to get information out of that country.    

This is an opportunity for all Americans to speak up as people in another country fight for values we claim are important.

Here is a blog from Burma called ko hitke’s prosaic collection.

Here is the blog Burma Digest.

Both of these are useful blogs with good pictures.

The cover story in The Economist this week is about Burma.  

October 1, 2007 - Posted by | Blogging, Burma Protests, Politics | , ,

9 Comments »

  1. Texas Liberal: I wish to object to being designated as a “right leaning Christian.” I just finished reading “Knowing Jesus Through the Old Testament” by Christopher Wright, and it is a searing indictment of how the western church has completely rejected God’s call for social justice. I just happen to firmly believe that the state is evil, and as such social justice can never come from the state, that is all.

    Comment by healtheland | October 1, 2007

  2. That would appear to be a view of the right. Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 2, 2007

  3. Neil Aquino: No, the right, especially the current batch of neocons, love state power as much as the left does. For both the left and the right, it is about using the power of the state to coerce people into doing things to benefit those in power and the state, and about punishing and silencing the other side. By the other side, I do not mean the right or the left, but rather people who question state power. For instance, I was watching this interview where Code Pink was talking about how the police mistreated them when they were protesting at both the Republican AND the Democratic Conventions. And that University of Florida student who got tasered? It wasn’t George Bush or Rudy Giuliani he was trying to ask a question to, it was John Kerry. And you remember that Waco standoff. George Bush Sr. started that job and Bill Clinton finished it. And now you have had the Bush administration breaking our own laws for the past six years. No, opposing state power and abuse is not a conservative position, because it is a biblical one. Not only did the prophets from Jesus Christ (who was also a prophet) going back to Moses oppose the corrupt state, but God Himself intervened against such wickedness in the Tower of Babel incident.

    Comment by healtheland | October 2, 2007

  4. What about Burma?

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 2, 2007

  5. Neil Aquino: I should have you know that I have been following the Burma situation for months. http://healtheland.wordpress.com/category/burma/. So then, is the state good or evil?

    Comment by healtheland | October 2, 2007

  6. It can be either.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 2, 2007

  7. its not the state that is evil but the elected officials we put in power. power is the evil and power must be taken away from the fed and state gov. and people must vote and decide what is right for them. burma has no oil and they are not christians so they are fucked as far as the world goes in getting any help. that is the truth.

    Comment by bill brady | October 2, 2007

  8. Neil: Hmmm … I guess that there is nothing that you said that I disagree with. I just want more elected officials that realize that power is evil rather than people who love the power.

    Comment by healtheland | October 3, 2007

  9. Bill—Some in the world do care about Burma. Maybe even Bush does. We should see how it plays out. Though that is cold comfort for people there now.

    htl–Power can be evil. But it also takes power to get good things done.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 3, 2007


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