Dulce et Decorum Est

Humanity in general, and our Christian humanity in particular, has reached a stage of such acute contradiction between its moral demands and the existing social order, that a change has become inevitable, and a change not in society’s moral demands, which are immutable, but in the social order, which can be altered. The demand for a different social order, evoked by that inner contradiction which is so clearly illustrated by our preparations for murder, becomes more and more insistent every year and every day.

– Leo Tolstoy

3 Comments

  1. Martin Luther King said that “our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” I believe that.

  2. Andrew Sakach

    I agree. So long as ‘hostility against poverty, racism, militarism’ etc., is also utilizing peaceful measures as well.

    I really enjoy your posts (as well as Verena’s) and am still playing through TSWCE. They’ve cause quite a bit of interesting dialogue with the people I come into contact with.

    Take care! (you don’t mind random comments eh?)

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