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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The last time Christians had balls, they believed in martyrdom

Now, "Christians" hold the bows.

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Preventive War?

"As a Cardinal, Benedict XVI was a staunch critic of the U.S. led invasion of Iraq. On one occasion before the war, he was asked whether it would be just. "Certainly not," he said, and explained that the situation led him to conclude that "the damage would be greater than the values one hopes to save." “All I can do is invite you to read the Catechism, and the conclusion seems obvious to me…” The conclusion is one he gave many times: "the concept of preventive war does not appear in the Catechism of the Catholic Church."


During the first three centuries anno Domini, Christians were so eager for martyrdom they were often accused of courting suicide.

This same zeal now manifests in the Christian urge to "kill enemies."

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Bill Moyers' Essay on Amish Grace - http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10052007/profile4.html



Semen est sanguis Christianorum
The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Tertullian



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