Thursday, July 07, 2005

london bridge has fallen down

Is it just futile to pray for world peace? Sometimes I feel like it is.


Blogger Chel said...

Welcome back! I've missed your posts. I'm sorry such a saddening story is the first one in a while. I think we're all struggling with it. I hope you and yours are all well.

10:51 AM  
Blogger DigiGirl said...

It seems like no matter what one prays for, there is someone out there who's personal theology encourages them to do things like this; The distressing reality is that even terrorists think God is on their side.

10:57 AM  
Blogger erinlo said...

I've missed your posts, too! And I HATE what is happening in London right now. I saw this guy being interviewed in NYC this morning and he said it didn't really affect him because the bombings were half way across the world so he wasn't going to worry about it. That made me so mad because the whole world mourned with us on 9/11 and now it happens somewhere else and it doesn't affect us??? I know I'm a little sensitive, but, man, this affects me and how I hurt for London right now!

11:26 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

"I saw this guy being interviewed in NYC this morning and he said it didn't really affect him because the bombings were half way across the world so he wasn't going to worry about it."

That comment is enough to make me sick at my stomach. Can we add this guy to the Moron List? He can go right below Tom Cruise.

12:26 PM  
Blogger DigiGirl said...

Assuming Tom doesn't think terrorism can be cured by exercise and multi-vitamins, I would put this guy on the TOP of the Moron List.

What angers me more is that particular comment is the one the international networks will air the most! How anyone could be that arrogant and ignorant is beyond me. Do they not remember how we felt on 9-11? Well that's how people in London feel today. It's people like that, people with a better-you-than-me attitude, that give our country a negative reputation abroad.

I wish sterility upon the man who said that. Because we certainly don't need him breeding his mentality and releasing it into the wild.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is it futile to PRAY?" Interesting question.

2:51 PM  
Blogger JD said...

Yes, it is futile to pray for world peace because humans have always attempted to dominate one another, and used religion for an excuse.

No, because God is truly reigning and when the Kingdom comes fully, all will be restored and peace will be the common experience for all of humanity.

In all, it is always best to pray for what is good and what is God's will.

Outstanding question that gets to the heart of our angst over such a terrible crime.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Anonymous said: "Is it futile to PRAY? Interesting question."

Interesting question indeed. One that I may need to address in a future blog.

6:32 PM  
Blogger jettybetty said...

Please do answer that question in a blog! I would love to see your answer!


9:12 PM  
Blogger Tony Arnold said...

To Jana and Amanda,

I left this on a couple of other blogs...

For some I guess it doesn't have much affect, but for us it is close to home.

Lee Camp, is over there right now with his wife, his 3 sons,and several students. Laura and Chandler (their son) are quoted in today's Tennessean. Two of Lee's students are part of our extended family--they are students in the college life group my wife and I host in our home. Elizabeth Hollman is also quoted in the story. She left earlier than her routine that morning and missed being at the bomb site by just a few minutes. Following her normal routine, she would have been at the site. And yesterday was my birthday. This one I won't forget.


8:31 AM  
Blogger Preston said...

I am interested in the question about praying for world peace and praying in general. Our Teacher prayed that God's Kingdom would come and His will be done on earth as it is in His realm. I believe that God's intent for the human existence is the Jewish concept of shalom. The night before the London bombings I heard one of my old mentors speak about Paul's conviction in Romans 8 that in even the worst events God is working. This is central to my theology, and I believe it must be central to my prayer life.

9:57 AM  

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