Christianity and War

The evidence is everywhere. Christians love war.

Several years ago, Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Texas) told parishioners at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, Texas, something he had said to President George W. Bush: “Syria is the problem. Syria is where those weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on ’em and I’ll make one pass. We won’t have to worry about Syria anymore.”

Johnson later claimed he’d been joking. But the congregation wasn’t laughing — it was roaring with cheers and applause.

These were all Christians, you understand — you know, people who are supposed to be concerned about the wrongful taking of innocent human life.

As the author of this book review at the Future of Freedom Foundation correctly observes, let’s take the Prince of Peace seriously.

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