commentary: How Dependent Upon War
War Is Intrinsic to Human Nature
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 21-Feb-09; Sermon #924sc; 9 minutes
John Ritenbaugh, focusing on the civil government's sword or power to impel or inflict hurt, reads a poem by Marine Chaplain Dennis O'Brien, which claims that the soldier is the source of democracy and liberties. Our culture is obsessed with war (political wars, economic wars, drug wars, etc.) relying on conflict, strife, and brute force as the ultimate way to resolve all conflicts, with the spoils going to the victor.
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