What war is worth fighting?

This topic suggestion, What war is worth fighting?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge.

It may surprise you to know that I’m a bit of a pacifist. No-where near as strong a pacifist as my mum, but a pacifist none the less. I have participated in an Anti-war riot in Perth, against the War in Iraq, back in 2003. It seems so long ago now. I truly believe that there is no reason why we should be involved in any militaristic, war-like involvement in any country. I may be a bit idealistic in that belief, thinking that countries could truly benefit by exploring the issues through diplomacy.

However, there is one war worth fighting. A song that we sometimes sing in the salvos sums it up – I’ll stand for Christ

For we go not to fight ‘gainst the sinner, but sin,
the lost and the outcast to love;
And to offer the grace that transforms from within,
As we urge them His mercy to prove.

The war against sin, the war to save souls. As much as my mum hates the language (and I can understand this), it sums up so brilliantly the war that I believe is worth fighting.

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

3 thoughts on “What war is worth fighting?”

    1. It started off as a rally, but quickly became a small riot (in my eyes) – blocking st George’s terrace in front of the US embassy, people getting arrested by police in riot gear… I think that’s a riot.

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