As the antithesis of anti-war is pro-war, I choose fervently and confidently to be anti-war. For me, that means I am against the death and destruction that we, the American people, are inflicting on those who live in war-torn parts of the world where we employ our combat troops. We should bring our combat troops home now. Really, we should have never sent them in the first place. We’re not eradicating terrorists. Rather, we’re destroying livelihoods and lives of innocent women, children and families. I believe in God’s commandment “thou shall not kill.”
We human beings, regardless of nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation or other differences, have the God-given ability to find a peaceful manner of getting along in the world. I choose to love all of God’s people equally, no matter where they are in the world or to what religion they ascribe. I continue to pray that we’ll all learn to do the same. Imagine what the world will look like when that prayer is granted.
I don’t claim to have the final answer, but I do know, without any grain of doubt, that war is not the answer.
Cherith Brook Community member