Editor says, who would Jesus Bomb? Jackie Rose read that slogan on a bumper sticker. It obviously meant that Jesus would never drop a bomb on anyone or anything. But thinking it over, she is not so sure .. about that "anything" part least... Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Religion thread.
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Editor says, in reality Masada was destroyed and the defenders committed suicide, but today it is a venerated place, where the Israeli flag flies proudly over the ruins. Elazer ben Yair's immortal speech is also remembered, urging his followers to accept death rather than slavery. He said, "I esteem it a favor from God, that it is still in our power to die bravely and in a state of freedom". This stirring call was echoed centuries later by another rebel leader, and it might well have inspired Patrick Henry's own impassioned cry .. "Give me liberty or give me death". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.