“The Greatest Error in History: Christianity Placing Violence Under the Patronage of Jesus”

Recently I have personally discovered Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy. He is a powerful advocate for Christian Non-Violence or Pacifism. Years ago I came across Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker movement. That was my first experience with Christian pacifism. More and more my inclinations lean in this direction. In fact, though I am willing to consider other arguments, and will change my mind if necessary, for now I cannot see any compatibility between being a follower of Christ and any kind of violence, including going to war. I say this while still finding stories of heroism in war deeply moving.

Here is one of several talks you can find online by Rev. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy:

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2 responses to ““The Greatest Error in History: Christianity Placing Violence Under the Patronage of Jesus”

  1. I, also, just discovered Charles McCarthy in the last year. Love him! As a once Marine now Pacifist, I empathize with what you wrote. I also discovered this over a year ago (and under “about” see the link to my blog on resources re: pacifism): http://spurgeonwarquotes.wordpress.com/

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