Editor’s Pick. Written by Paul Rosenberg.
Yes, I know that there are some churches and individual Christians who don’t approve of war, but a huge wing of Christianity in the US has put itself in service to a warfare state. If you’ve ever spent time in Red State America, you know what I mean.
Please understand that I am not endorsing the Blue State line of crap either (I reject both wings of the Party), but that’s not my subject today.
Red State Protestants have given themselves over to “the virtues of defense,” seemingly without limit. They endlessly laud cops, firemen, and especially soldiers: anyone authorized by the state to use force. State force has become unquestionably righteous – especially if it is overseas. To these people, the US military can do no wrong.
This involves killing strangers, you understand… by Christians… people whose Holy Book say that they should love the outsider, turn the other cheek, and that every government belongs to the Devil.