It's called missionary work -- spreading the word of Jesus Christ. I would hardly call it global supremacy, since the term "dominance" does not fit this picture.I listen to Christian counseling on the radio most every night, and their main objective is to convert unbelievers, reflected also in their commercials. I am fairly sure this is the main effort of most conservative Christians, to "save" nonbelievers through ensuring worldwide their belief that Christ is their Saviour, ultimately through Armageddon.
Again, you tend to decribe normal events in loaded language. If I hear a cool song on the radio, I tell my friends about it. I may even urge them to buy it. In no way am I trying to instill global supremacy in my musical tastes.
I said it before, and I will have to say it again: Bush is a Christian who probably believes in missionary work. But the Iraq War is not an example of a Christian mission. I see no evidence whatsoever that we went to war to convert Muslims to Christianity.
Loren, forget the nuclear capablility and discuss this in terms of Saddam's genocide. I asked you what we should have done to (1) end the regular slaughter of Iraqi civilians by Saddam's regime, and (2) end the sanctions that were killing tens of thousands of children?So we wage war on all those who commit genocide but do not have nuclear capability?
I am not saying that the above two criteria were the most important in Bush' reasoning, but to ignore them completely and suggest that Bush' invasion was nothing more than a orgy of killing is unfair to him. He obviously thought he was saving hundreds of thousands of lives in the long run by ending the sanctions and Saddam's dictatorship, and he was almost certainly right. Under those conditions, do you see how a Christian could support such an invasion?
Let me repeat: We did not invade Iraq to control oil supplies.The continent of black Africa is wide open, but we have made ineffective inroads to the millions killed there. Two major selfish reasons for attacking Iraq: oil and Israel. The former is our addiction through wasteful usage in, e. g., SUVs and huge houses, and the latter with a government who spies on us and have killed scores of our sailors. Perhaps we should question the motives involving billions of dollars annually wasted through these money sinks.
How much were we paying for oil four years ago? How much are we paying now?