War is one of the greatest evils of all. I am not saying that no war can ever be justified, but I wonder if even a war in defense of ones home and Country is really worth it.
War is full of sin, sin of every kind, and a Christian should rather die than sin against God. This is why I truly don't understand war, and those who are so eager to fight and kill the enemy. War seems to be a betrayel of so many fundamental Christian values. It just seems to me that we, as Christians, should rather loose our home, family, rights, whatever ever it may be, than sin against God.
War seems to be a result of greed, lust, and a lack of forgiveness and paitence. To me, one who takes seriously the teachings of our Lord, and truly wants nothing but him, would embrace great sufferings of every kind, leave it to the will of God, and try to do everything possible to promote peace and love, rather than taking up arms and murdering their fellow man.
Many will disagree with me, I am sure, and will bring up situations where war seems to have been the only answer, but it seems that the only answer for a Christian, to every porblem, should be Jesus Christ, the King of Peace.
What is happening in Iraq is a product of Satan using human beings, created for God, and nothing else, as insane vessels of violence and hate. And yes this includes American men and women, who have become slaves of violence.
I'm sure I have offended someone, but I have only expressed what seems to be the truth. I do not hate men and women in the military, a great number of my family members served in WWII and some in the Vietnam War. My brother is actually a marine. I don't hate them, or anybody for that matter, but I do see something wrong with our culture's obsession with war. But this shouldn't surprise me, we are a culture of death, and the only solution, in my opinion, is Jesus Christ, the author of life.