Christians and Weapons

“We ourselves were all too familiar with war, murder, & every other kind of evil, but all of us the whole world over have traded in our weapons of war for instruments of peace — swords into plowshares, spears into farm implements — & now we cultivate crops of reverence, justice, compassion, fidelity, & expectation of the future given to us through the one who was crucified.” – Justin Martyr, Dialogue with Trypho 110

Naturally no one in America knows who Justin is, or even what he means, or virtually anything else about Christian theology.  Which is why we’re in the mess we’re in.

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