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I just recently stumbled upon this link

http://www.anabaptists.org/history/anabaptists-during-revolu...

It gives me cause to wonder whether patriotic duty has been ingrained thru public education...the Amish in our area will not even kill in self-defense.

I wrote more about the subject here when Michael Nystrom asked what does Christian love look like for an enemy: http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/3048675

It is a subject I am rethinking. I am thinking that if Christians had abided by Christ's teachings, pehaps when the United States was primarily a "Christian Nation" that there would not have been so many to show up for war. I don't know. I don't have it all sorted out yet. But Jesus did say:

Matthew 26:52 KJV
Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Perhaps we have become a nation shedding blood because the Republic born of blood?

Again, I am having a hard time separating patriotism and patriotic duty and fighting. I guess maybe there is something along the sides of Just War that I have heard Ron Paul mention, but I have not yet looked into that teaching.

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