not weep, maiden, for war is kind,
Because your lover threw wild hands toward
And the affrighted steed ran on alone,
Do not weep.
Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment,
Little souls who thirst
These men were born to drill and die.
The unexplained glory
flies above them.
Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom--
field where a thousand corpses lie.
Do not weep, babe, for war is kind.
Because your father tumbles in the yellow trenches,
Raged at his breast, gulped
Do not weep.
War is kind.
Swift blazing flag of the
Eagle with crest of red and gold,
These men were born to drill
Point for them the virtue of slaughter,
Make plain to them the
excellence of killing
And a field where a thousand corpses lie.
whose heart hung humble as a button
On the bright splendid shroud of your
Do not weep.
War is kind!
We are talking here about only human war making, not spiritual warfare.
Crane also wrote The Red Badge of Courage. He enlisted in the Civil War
of the USA and was rejected. He, however; saw the worst of war as a journalist
in Greece, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Spain. He became very cynical about war and
saw God as disinterested in stopping war.
would be nice if God would simply take the lust for war out of man's imagination.
But, man has been given choice, and since Cain decided to do away with his ecclesiastical
competitor, who worshipped God correctly, man has resorted to killing on a mass
scale to settle his differences and to acquire more acreage next door. The Bible
believer, while he is often called to "stand fast" and "fight the
good fight of faith," hates war instinctively. David, a war making king,
said it this way:
120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6 My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7 I am for peace:
but when I speak, they are for war.
hear Fundamental Baptist preachers (and some others) rage on the enemies of the
USA in their pulpits. What fools. Who would gather the sheep of Christ together,
and then lead them in a hate fest and call for blood instead of teaching the Bible?
Not a true Bible believer. But, it has been thus during all 2000 years of church
history. The Popes of Rome and the Reformation leaders were war thirsty, and today
we have war lust still, that is, at the church house.
you one of these hirelings who try to make wolves out of the Lord's sheep?
you have a blood thirsty pastor who, under the banner of patriotism, preaches
war lust and hate for "sand niggers" and "towel heads," please
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