If someone treated your life/freedom, would you just stand there and let them?
Just because Christian are called to love doesn't mean we don't seek justice. Our military fight in the wars to get justice. To DEFEND our nations, to fight for our freedom.
Now what pissed me off about this was the fact that you put "Christian" in quotations. Who are you to say that Christian who are pro-military aren't Christians?
Pleaaaseee tell me in the bible where it states that?
Whose life is being threatened? When was the last time we were in a war simply to defend ourselves? The way I see it is that the two disasters I can think of (Pearl Harbor and September 11) started reactionary wars, not wars of self-defense. And that’s only if you ignore the fact that we’ve occupied the Middle East decades before 9/11, and ignore that the U.S. put Japanese Americans into concentration camps before Pearl Harbor. But even if our reactions were justified, we have more than gotten even, to the point where we’ve inflicted more damage than the countries that started it.
And honestly, let’s take a closer look at this issue of “getting even.” The Japanese GOVERNMENT bombs our troops + innocent civilians, so we send a nuclear bomb over to Japan and kill even more innocent people? Do you really think that the Japanese government gives a shit about their citizens? Were the people that made the decision to bomb us killed? Even if they were, was it worth the many more lives lost?
Let’s look at September 11th now. Was 10 years worth all of the money we spent? Why did we send so many troops to Afghanistan? Just because Osama was from Afghanistan doesn’t mean that it was the country’s fault.
The government doesn’t care about justice and it doesn’t care about defending its citizens. If you think it cares about our freedom, you’re even more delusional. It cares about its own agenda. It cares about pride, money, and power. That is all.
Bible verses you requested:
“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live.” Ezekiel 33:11
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7
“Turn from evil; do good; seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14
“Wisdom is better than weapons of war.” Ecclesiastes 9:18b
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’ But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” Matthew 5:38-42
“Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Matthew 26:52
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. ” 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
“Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.” 1 Thessalonians 5:15
That’s all I feel like giving you right now. If you want more I suggest you just try reading those inconvenient words in red, you’ll find plenty of examples.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with this quote from Leo Tolstoy, whom I encourage you to look up:
“The man who believes in the Church’s doctrine of compatibility of warfare and capital punishment with Christianity cannot believe in the brotherhood of all men.”