Saturday, October 25, 2008

Makings of Holy War

What happens when the armed forces of powerful countries get fundamentalist faith? The United States military has a strong fundamentalist Christian influence. Israel's Chief Rabbinate for their Defense Forces has been accused of expanding its activities outside religion and religious services.

While the fundamentalist Sunni al Qaeda is yet to control a country and its military, fundamentalist Shia Iran has an army. How might they interact to bring the return of Christ, the promised Jewish Messiah, or the Hidden Imam?

I can just picture John Wayne telling the religious armies, "Now you boys holster your prophecies. The world has more important things to address, doggone it!"