Nothing’s fair in the shove of war.

If I could make
A rule of war
It would be
“No terror, torture,
Or killing allowed.”

When success in war
Depends on
Breaking the rules,
The rules
No longer matter.

War does much that’s unfair! It’s not fair for a leader who sends people to war to stay behind and oversee the killing from comfort and safety. Bombardment is cowardly warfare, brutally terrorizing and killing people from a distance without giving them a fair chance. Terrorized, wounded, and killed people should never be called “collateral damage.”

Having rules for war is like having rules for murder. The best rule for either is, “Don’t do it.” Make peace, not war! If soldiers had the courage to obey their conscience instead of their orders, the world would be a better place.

Rules disappear in war. The most broken rule in war is the one about not killing. Starting a war is the first war crime. If soldiers would call for a universal strike and refuse to strike their enemies, armies couldn’t make war.

War is about lying, cheating, and killing, not about following the rules. Nothing’s fair in the shove of war. Every war is a public health crisis.

Countries don’t kill people. Soldiers do. No nation can pardon or excuse a person for violating his conscience. Only God can do that.

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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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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