Pacifist pk

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Then & Now

2005 03 25 A decade ago I posted a bit of pk mischief in my Satire section: Decommissioning the Army. Today I clone here the meat of a footnote there:
Historical Christians have seldom balked at war; there was no place for it in the Christianity that I embraced. Our safety or peril belonged in God’s hands. We’d survive or we wouldn’t. If the communists killed us, we’d be in heaven. Or in hell. Wherever we belonged. And the communists, or the Nazis, or the whoever, would be on earth, in their hell, where they belonged.

Nazi hell
thanx dailytelegraph

Christians have no right to be pragmatic.

thanx nytimes

In order to account for this or that pk activity I have to attempt to represent my feelings and beliefs of the time. But of course my feelings and beliefs have changed. For my service in the military I tell of my beliefs of 1963, for my founding of FLEX I tell of my thoughts of 1970 to 1974 … Now and again I must speak from 2005: as here:
If there are enough people for military conscription, then there are too many people. Conscript, by all means. Have a nice war.
Satiric? Ironic? Even sarcastic? Sure. But I mean it.

Creating this file gives me a place to string observations on pacifism at my leisure: a pacifism scrapbook.


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Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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