"laestadian, apostolic, gay, lgbtq, ex-oalc, ex-llc, llc, oalc, bunner" LEARNING TO LIVE FREE: Son of AP Preacher Killed in Iraq

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Son of AP Preacher Killed in Iraq

My heart goes out to the Kilpela family. Last night as I listened to the president persist in linking 9-11 and the war on Iraq, I considered how human it is to want to believe his authority. It absolves us from responsibility and it is so much easier than thinking for ourselves.

"Naturally the common people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. Tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same in every country."
Hermann Goering


  1. I wonder if he's any relation to the "A Journal On Doubt" author?

  2. I don't believe he is related. Possibly distantly though. Here is a link to the church he is a pastor for. http://www.ismi.net/church/
    I'm sure he wouldn't mind hearing how many people are praying for their family.
    Here is the story from the paper.


    Hope that link works. Very nice family. As fellow believers we can all lift them up to our Father in prayer.