The older I get and the more time I reflect on things, the more I become a pacifist. I see no need for violence and war, even though many argue with me that we have the right to defend ourselves or protect the innocent.
I am usually accused of being a coward or a traitor for not seeing the romanticism behind being a pawn of the state to be sent off to do the state’s bidding. I am not fooled by the nationalism of a so-called Christian nation. I have seen what it is like to be on the receiving end of capitalism and economic imperialism in a third-world country.
I think many Christians in America have fallen prey to the ambiguous axioms of “duty” and “allegiance” to the state.
Perhaps all this nationalistic romanticism would not be as appealing to Christians if they lived in another country. It’s a…
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