Redemptive violence….

From and article I just read….
“As Christians we are called to practice the love of our enemy (even the one within).”

Religion and nations alike have bought, hook, line and sinker, into the myth of war. Not that war itself is a myth – clearly it is not. Rather, they bought into the myth that War can make things better. We have this convoluted idea that War is redemptive, that through acts of violence (whether they be preemptive or in retaliation) we can squash out… well, violence. Said differently, we genuinely believe that the path to peace (God’s peaceable Kin-dom) is violence.