I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

C.S. Lewis, in The Weight of Glory

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The Christmas Eve betrayal of Israel that is the U.N. Security Council vote that jeopardizes our loyal ally’s existence and enhances it as radical Islam’s target for annihilation is a product of an inexperienced President and a thirty-something foreign policy “advisor” with a degree in “creative writing” where years of national security, foreign policy and military experience should have been gathered.

As to the President, when you get the Nobel Prize for doing nothing you apparently learn that you have nothing to learn.  That said, we have a President guided by the fictions and fantasies of Leftist ideology which are “complimented” by a liberation theology that holds Christ, America and the West at more than arm’s length.

Yes, we have lived in the sophomoric times of a President that is (shall we say) “iffy” on our nation, the West and Christianity.  

As to the creative writer (failed young novelist Ben Rhodes) turned into the President’s foreign policy guru, we see a President whose comfort resides in assistants with little or no experience and surely not those with any more than he possesses.

Oddly enough the media seems utterly unmoved by this hazardous proposition –and the calamitous results topple forth: the “Arab Spring,” Benghazi, the evacuation of Iraq, the Syrian civil war, the rise of ISIS, the destruction of the Christian population and sacred sites in the Middle East, the inane and quite dangerous Iran nuclear “deal” and now the betrayal of Israel.  Yes, ignorance, inexperience and vanity do have their poisonous fruits.

Except for the serious problems caused by these two youthful “adventurers” we might count this as absurd folly liken to “what I did on my summer vacation” but at risk is our national security, and the waning of Western Civilization – and it is this latter matter brings to mind Christianity, its truth and the necessity for intelligent and wise people to value its great and governing presence in America and the world.  But alas, the Left (knowing everything as they do) discard all that has value in the long march to transgender bathrooms and borderless lands.

Fasten your seat belts boys and girls – make no particular plans for your retirement years. 

As for me … I believe in Christianity as I believe in the sun that rises … by it I see …


Footnote – Your writer is a lawyer who graduated from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and from the Graduate School (in theology) at the University of Notre Dame.  I have been an Army Officer, a counsel on foreign affairs in the U.S. Congress, a trial and appellate lawyer, a father and a vowed religious in the Congregation of Holy Cross.

My work has spanned four decades. I do not have a degree in creative writing and did not find my life in law, foreign affairs, religious vocation, or theology called for one.  Go figure.