The Kenneth Bae Predicament

Have you heard of Kenneth Bae?

Probably not. Justin Bieber takes up more oxygen in the news world than Mr. Bae. From what I can gather, Bae was a tourist in the hermit kingdom until he was arrested and accused of crimes against the state. His guilt is not in question because torture is the go-to investigative tool of N. Korea and because just setting foot there is cause for the death penalty.

That is right–in North Korea breathing is a capital offense. Everyone is guilty.

I am praying for Kenneth Bae and I am deeply concerned about him. I am afraid no celebrity endorsement from Rodman or Clinton will save him.

But there is something else as well. I am willing to push the metaphysical idea of hell when such a ready example rises to the surface.

Life in North Korea is hell. How can we turn away?

2 thoughts on “The Kenneth Bae Predicament

  1. Some weeks ago when N Korea’s leader (one of the Kims) was saber-rattling, I had the thought, that “If ONLY he would sufficiently provoke the West and China,” then his regime could be quickly overrun, and at last, the people would be freed from their hellish existence. What really is the worst that could happen?

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