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Nonviolence works, but Jesus saves

How is an antiwar message advocating a metaphysical ideal any different than saying that My God is better than Yours? My pacifist colleagues have distilled their protest slogan to “Nonviolence Works” which I believe is as provable as “Jesus Saves.” Neither ideology can reduce beyond the afterlife. My god says love your neighbors. So what? Mine says kill my enemies. And what’s more, God forgives me, particularly what I do in His name. To assail American Christian crusaders with with the logic of moral superiority is to argue that my god can lick your god. Believe me, God America is kicking Muslim ass on that front every day. Beside which, at best you’re telling someone who wants to believe 2 plus 2 equals 3 that 3 & 1/2 is close enough.

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  1. And the only rejoinder acceptable to those who say that God instructs them to kill, and has granted them an Empire based solely on whatever messed-up philosophic formula they advocate, usually involving some form of racism, is to throw scripture back to them.

    it’s like they DO have a conscience, but don’t want to use it and instead want to drown it out with interpretations of words.

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