Thursday, June 22, 2006

UUA paints itself into a corner

One of the very first acts of the GA was to pass without debate the peacemaking resolution : Peacemaking study/action issue adopted If the supporters have their way- and there’s no reason to think the won’t- within two years there will be a Statement of Conscience making the UUA a pacifist church. BUT... the UUA has also called for us to go into Darfur. Which produces an interesting dilemma: if we don’t go in with overwhelming force, it will be just another Somalia, and the only ones to benefit will be the movie studio that films “Blackhawk Down II, the Sequel”. But if we do ask them to go in and actually stop the civil war in progress, that will violate the peacemaking Statement of Conscience. Clash of principals?

Wait! Maybe that’s what the two-year discussion period is for; perhaps they hope we can go into Darfur, rebuild the country, establish a new government, and get back out before the SoC becomes official- one last invasion under the deadline. *sigh* Oh, well... I guess if it made sense, it wouldn't require faith...

3 comments:

Jaume said...

When you say that the UUA is asking to "go into Darfur", do you mean that the UUA is advocating the invasion of a foreign country with lots of false intelligence and shameless propaganda, with no international authority, bombing peaceful villagers and markets, and then torturing prisoners? I did not know that the UUA was asking for that, but that's exactly what the US Administration has been doing for the last 3 years.

Joel Monka said...

"When you say that the UUA is asking to "go into Darfur", do you mean that the UUA is advocating the invasion of a foreign country..." Minus the second snide half of that sentence, yes, the UUA is asking for exactly that. I quote from the 4/6/06 Pastoral Letter from the Rev. William G. Sinkford: "...for the U.S. to support sending in a UN peacekeeping force, large enough and with sufficient authority to stop the killing." Whether the helmets are blue or green, he's still asking for an armed invasion

The Emerson Avenger said...

The UUA is pretty good at painting itself into corners. Here's a classic example of that.