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Christianity is NOT a neocon death cult.
« on: April 05, 2009, 10:53:47 am »

I saw this at LewRockwell and found it interesting:

http://www.lewrockwell.com/woods/woods107.html


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Blind faith in Caesar

Not just among Christians but among conservatives more generally, all critical thinking and curiosity cease when the subject turns to war. Moral relativism and utilitarianism, which Christians supposedly oppose, take the place of serious moral argument. Vance describes the position simply: “Killing someone you don’t know, and have never seen, in his own territory, who was no threat to anyone until the United States invaded his country, is not murder if the U.S. government says he should be killed.” Behavior that Christians would never support in any other context suddenly becomes perfectly acceptable, even praiseworthy, simply because the state has declared that a war is under way. (That’s what Voltaire meant when he said, “It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.”) Many even seem to suspect the Christian orthodoxy of those who raise the subject of war as a moral question.

It was not always so. Vance includes an essay on the evolution of the Southern Baptists, who in the past have issued compelling statements about the moral and material catastrophes of war. These beautiful statements in behalf of peace weren’t merely the perfunctory preambles that good taste demands before bringing out the war drums, as is so often the case today. Consider this single paragraph from a 1940 statement:

The rehash of the Romans argument is tiresome to me at least, the later half of the article has more resonance intellectually and ethically, unfortuntately the columnist misses the more prescent argument, that Christianity was de fcto hijacked by Constantine as soon as the old sod had a need of fresh bodies to throw into the State's purposes.

In hoc signos vinces indeed.
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