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Evangelical Dispensationalists like Walid Shoebat don't speak for

Reader comment on item: Walid Shoebat: "Palestinian turns from radical Muslim to true Zionist"
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Submitted by Nate (United States), Mar 20, 2007 at 19:00

I believe there is a colossal injustice taking place in the occupied territories right now. Anyone, from any country on earth can move into a West Bank settlement so long as he is Jewish. Meanwhile, the people that have lived in Palestine for at least the last 2000 years have been isolated into ghettos and had their resources diverted and stolen.

Many Christians supportive of the injustice mentioned above do so for theological reasons. They believe it is God's will. They have precedent for this belief as the Old Testament "documents" how God instructed the Israelites to commit atrocities including acts of genocide in order to attain their homeland.

I hope that those like Joshua would agree that if God is taken out of the equation it is pretty clear which party is the victim and which party is the victimizer. So what we are left with is an injustice of colossal proportion being supported and encouraged by many, who do so, simply because they believe it is God's will.

One problem I have with the parallel of what happened in the Old Testament to what is happening today is that many who are being victimized today in the West Bank are Christians. As a Christian, I have a problem believing that God would sanction this injustice against believers in Christ, people whom St. Paul referred to as the true seed of Abraham.

The theological arguments suggesting that it is God's will that this injustice takes place are very weak. So weak in fact that a huge majority of the worlds Christians do not agree with them.

Those who see God's hand at work, facilitating the atrocities in the Mid East, are deluded.

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