Cowardly politicians who start wars keep themselves tucked safely away from the violence as their decisions unleash death. If the politicians who make the decision to start a war aren’t willing to personally fight in it, why should anyone else fight?
Tough talking politicians call themselves hawks. Then they, in their safe spaces, send others to kill and die in war, while denouncing the doves.
Ancient kings, unlike modern politicians, didn’t send people to war. They led them and joined together in combat with them.
War’s a lame
Excuse to kill and maim
And avoid the shame
Of accepting any of the blame.
Reveal all wars
To be massive massacres.
Christians tend to support their nation’s war. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church issued an official church statement in support of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. If Christians, inspired by Jesus’ nonviolence and love for His enemies, won’t courageously refuse to engage in war, who will? Is war inevitable?