Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Sun Tzu The Art of War Chapter 1 part 2of2

Mr. Tzu lays forth an axiom, which is common knowledge among nation states, malevolent neighbors, competing corporations, and department store shoppers on the day after thanksgiving, i.e. deception is absolutely necessary to prevail in a "dog-eat-dog world."

If this is true, what does this say about God?
As a faithful believer in Christ and the Father, I believe that God cannot lie. Deception is antithetical to Jesus' nature.

How does the axiom relate to faith in an Omni-benevolent Creator, who never deceives, and yet is at war with the adversary of humankind?

Our nation is at war. Our generals and president understand Sun Tzu's axiom and employ this principal at all turns. We, as citizens are not privy to truth of the war, because when we know truth, the enemy of the state necessarily has the same knowledge.

Scott, on this blog, has been rightly critical of the leaders of the USA, because of their duplicity in disseminating "knowledge". Yet, the leaders are following the axiom that the world has established for the Art of War. How does one accept these paradoxes?

Your thoughts are important.
God bless,

1 comment:

Scott Starr said...

I saw this scripture yesterday in my travels through the day. I believe it could not apply more aptly to this and other discussions at hand.

Jeremiah 9:24

24 But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.