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They Think War Is Always the Answer': Sen. Rand Paul Takes Shot at Some Christians' 'Overeagerness' to Defend Israel Militarily

"I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that overeagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 10: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. Some conservative lawmakers are making a push to try to defund the health care law as part of the debates over the budget and funding the federal government. Credit: Getty Images

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he has difficulty reconciling the politics of "some" Christians who support Israel and Jews — especially their "overeagerness" to go to war to defend Israel — with the tenets of Christianity.

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, September 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Paul makes his comments in an interview with Buzzfeed:

“I think some within the Christian community are such great defenders of the promised land and the chosen people that they think war is always the answer, maybe even preemptive war. And I think it’s hard to square the idea of a preemptive war and, to me, that overeagerness [to go to] war, with Christianity.”

Read the full Buzfeed piece here.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers; The Weekly Standard)

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