Wednesday, December 20, 2023

The Christmas Truce of 1914 - By Gary G. Kohls, MD

The Folly of Irrational War-mongering and Other Unlearned Lessons from World War I

“Enemy” soldiers in World War 1 fraternizing at Christmas

“…the ones who call the shots won’t be among the dead and lame
And on each end of the rifle we’re the same” — John McCutcheon

In World War I, as happens to be true in most American wars, the Christian church leadership joined in the patriotic fervor with very un-Christ-like, nationalistic and racial/religious domination stances. Astonishingly, religious leaders on every side of the conflict truly believed that God was on their particular side. And so the pulpits all over Europe, including British, Scottish, French, Belgian, German, Austrian, Hungarian, Russian and Italian reverberated with flag-waving fervor, with clear messages to their doomed warrior-sons that it was their God-given Christian duty to march off to kill the equally brain-washed young Christian soldier enemies, who were also certain that God was on their side.
(I have watched this movie several should be mandatory in every church! - CL)
So who wants wars? Yes - PERPETUAL WARS - and guess the NUMBER ONE country doing his bidding? - 

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