War as cancel culture.

War is the ultimate cancel culture. It dresses everybody the same so that it’s hard to recognize people as individuals. War is an excuse to kill people and it’s is always unfair.

War is insanity, but the people who speak out against war are too often the ones who are called “crazy.” Perhaps we should find a way to personalize war and let opposing soldiers get to know each other before they start killing.

War blows up truth with the dense smoke of deception. If wars weren’t glorified and romanticized, but instead their horror and cruelty was clearly seen, nobody would want to fight them.

Soldiers are both the victims and perpetrators of war. No one wins a war. Those who remain alive just survive it.

The act of war is surrender to Hell’s worst demons. Regardless of the side they fought on, the war dead know no victory.

Peace comes from caring enough to connect heart to heart with people. War comes from being unwilling to care about certain people.

People find it shocking (even appalling) when people speak against war (yet many famous generals have done so). General Sherman said: “War is hell.” Here is the rest of what he said: “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.” ―William Tecumseh Sherman

War sheds blood,
But friend or foe,
The blood is
Always red.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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