March 22, 2015 Editor

Blessed Are the Warmakers?

WN: This is in my view an excellent piece by Christopher Manion – from 2003.

An excerpt:

Mr. Thomas, normally a sensible man writing from an evangelical Christian point of view, has just announced that the biblical “Time for War” is at hand.

Invoking Woodrow Wilson, that most peaceable, honest, Christian creature, Thomas explains that “Peace is a byproduct – a benefit – when evil is vanquished.”

Mr. Thomas is probably the most widely syndicated Christian columnist in America. So he merits our attention.
He is sounding a clarion call to those who regard him as their authority on political questions. He has now told them that evil can be vanquished, that it will only take one little war, and that, when it is over, we can have peace.

Now, Karl Marx believed that, but Jesus Christ didn’t, Augustine of Hippo didn’t, and certainly Pope John Paul II does not.

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Wayne Northey was Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman – Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada from 1998 to 2014, when he retired. He has been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974. He has published widely on peacemaking and justice themes. You will find more about that on this website: a work in progress.

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