The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Is hope a naive stance?

Some readers take exception to 'Axis of hope'

I believe David Miller's May editorial (page 58) is disturbing to most mainstream Lutherans. It was a shock that Christian Krause, president of the Lutheran World Federation and retired bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brunswick (Germany), questioned President Bush's plan to locate evildoers and prevent further catastrophic destruction and that Krause received spontaneous applause from the liberals who claim to represent our church. You may think that war doesn't bring about a safer world, but sometimes it does just that. Had Adolf Hitler's crimes against humanity gone unanswered, who knows how many more innocent people would have been put to death?

Cal Larson
Fergus Falls, Minn.


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