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Originally posted by Rapha
War is just a valid excuse to steal wealth and resources.
Thout shalt not kill.
Everyone with blood on their hands, goes to hell. Everyone. Unless of course they seek forgivness before the day they die.
Only YHWH can take back what He created. No mortal has the right to take a life.
Originally posted by Kester
Chris, seen here in the green shirt, used to train at night. If he knocked himself unconscious he lay there till morning. He may not have the appearance of a Greek God but believe me, he is held in the highest esteem.
Originally posted by FailedProphet
The question becomes: Is the fusion of spirituality and warfare valid, or merely a way of glorifying and living with something far uglier and brutal? Is it a path to spiritual growth, or a perversion of spirituality’s most sacred core valuses of compassion and mercy?
To pick but one of many examples, the Zen detachment of a Bushido practitioner sounds beautiful on paper, but the Rape of Nnking was one of humanity’s greatest tragedies, and Japan’s medieval samurai wars were exercise in mass slaughter, bringing pain to millions. Of course other examples abound.
I have no answer for you, ATS. I want to hear your opinions. Any issues touching on this subject are open for discussion in this thread.