Dan Friedman

Swords and Ploughshares

In history on September 8, 2011 at 3:06 am

ORIGINALLY PUT ONLINE SEPTEMBER  14, 2001

At a utopian moment in Isaiah the Bible looks forward to a time when we turn our “swords into ploughshares and spears into pruning hooks.” The tragedy of the attack on the World Trade Center was perpetrated by people, from whatever religious tradition, who did exactly the opposite. Instead of taking instruments of war and making them tools to provide food they looked at the thousands of planes making domestic passenger flights in the USA every day, saw them all as potential missiles, and acted on that vision.

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