Love the soldier but hate war

Augustine said “Love the sinner but hate the sin” somewhere in book 14 of “The City of God” … I am guessing that many Protestants who love to quote that have no idea who said it or what he embodied.. but on the other hand it was possibly Augustine who laid down the foundation of the Reformation and only Luther first realized the ammunition he could find in Augustine. Rome began to scrutinize Augustine more closely during the counter-Reformation conducted by the Jesuits. — I reminded of all this by the thought that one may love soldiers but hate the crime of war. Gandhi said that “ahimsa” (non-violence) is the highest form of dharma (righteousness.) … just my spontaneous thoughts as I sip my coffee


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