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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"church is the alternative to war"

“War is a counter church.
 It is the most determinative moral experience many people have.
 That is why Christian realism requires the disavowal of war.
Christians do not denounce war because it is often so horrible,
but because war, in spite of its horror, or perhaps because it is so horrible,
 can be so morally compelling.
That is why the church does not have an alternative to war
. The church is the alternative to war.
When Christians no longer see the reality  of the church as an alternative to the world’s reality, we abandon the world to war”
- Stanley Hauerwas, War and the American Difference, page 34.

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