Friday, February 27, 2009
"Moses would cry if he read 'Voices from the Rubble' [Feb. 9]. Moses would cry for the three little Palestinian girls shot by Israeli soldiers who were on a candy break. Moses would cry for the parents and grandparents unable to help their children. Moses would cry for the soldiers so steeped in a national bunker mentality that they no longer value the lives of Palestinian civilians. Moses would cry for his people, who have lost sight of the biblical guideline on proportionate retaliation: 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth'," Lowell Klessig (KL) letter to Time, 23 February 2009.
Time, like most MSM members subscribes to political correctness and biblical ignorance. Who edits Time anyway? "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" is at Exodus 21:24. It does not refer to acts of warfare, but punishment for criminal acts or torts. Read Exodus 21. Does KL know of Moses who brought Egyptians: blood, frogs, gnats, flies, livestock plagues, boils, hail, locusts, darkness and slaying their firstborn? Did "innocent" Egyptian children suffer when they had no water, just blood to drink? Did "innocent" Egyptian children die when the firstborn were slain? "We conquered all his towns and completely destroyed everyone--men, women and children. Not a single person was spared", Deut 2:34 (NLT), referring to Moses war with King Sihon of the Amorites. Was Deut. left out of KL's bible?