"We roundly condemn the processes of war even while accepting the awful alternative, not of our making, forced upon us by the selfishness and perversity of men. From a measure of the guilt of this, none of us is free."Interesting, huh?
Thursday, August 03, 2006
methodists and war
I just finished reading Francis Norwood's Story of American Methodism. Traditionally, and especially after WWI, Methodists have taken the stance that war is incompatible with Christian teaching. I came across an interesting statement issued by the Council of Bishops in 1940, shortly after the US got involved in WWII, condemning US participation. It read,