RE: Questions for Martin E. Marty, a Scholar of Religion

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    Quoting "Wade T.Smith" <>:

    > On 10/01/01 10:31, Richard Brodie said this-
    > >We have commandos in Afghanistan right now who would gladly give their
    > lives
    > >to protect America. No promise of paradise necessary, just the right
    > point
    > >of view.
    > Is there not a slim chance of a difference in attitude from someone
    > willing to lose his life in the defense of his country (imagined or
    > whole), and someone willing to expend his life on an offense by his
    > country (imagined or whole)?
    > Or am I just splitting hairs here?

    Without choosing sides, I believe you are Wade, as attack
    is usually considered the best defense. This meme is all
    the more true, if subsequent terrorist attacks are possible.


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