Monday, November 29, 2004

Onward Christian soldiers?

"Rowan Williams is wrong to tone down his opposition to this war", says Giles Fraser

Wednesday March 26, 2003

Early Christians were murdered for refusing to burn incense to the gods of the Roman state. They acknowledged a very different power and worshipped a very different king. Obedience to the imperial order was provisional at best. So how then can Christian soldiers be trusted to serve in the armed forces? Whom do they obey? More specifically: in the context of a manifestly unjust war, can they regain obedience to the Prince of Peace and thus express disobedience to this new imperial power?...
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