The war rhetoric is for revenue-based blog hits, while the Jesus we claim to follow had compassion even on those that killed Him. But compassion is quiet, and in our culture, quiet doesn’t sell.
What if we assumed everyone was a possible Christian, instead of assuming an impending battle with them? If we believe that everyone is built with an inherent need for God, than why don’t we view everyone as a soul seeking God, rather than an enemy combatant? The way we treat people that our same God created and wants to love is absolutely ludicrous. And very simply? It needs to stop.
We need to start actually seeking out how the God we claim to follow would have us act, and let those trying to use a war-time version of Christianity for blog hits and advertising money, see that anger and recrimination against those we claim to be trying to save, doesn’t sell to Christians anymore.
In all sincerity and love,