What about war?

Mar 30, 2015 by

Print Friendly

The article on Choice Books (“100,000,000 Books,” Feb. 16) notes that Choice Books displays are in the Pentagon shopping area and in Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores. One book on the Choice Books rack in the Washington, D.C., Union Station is Stephen Leston’s Illustrated Guide to Bible Battles. It may be a best-seller at the Pentagon. According to Leston, “The Bible tells the story of faithful Abraham leading a righteous war.” Of battles in the Book of Revelation, Leston says, “these passages refer to future, literal conflicts.” Letters to MWR have focused on Leviticus purity codes. Few seem concerned about a military god, our wars in Iraq and Syria, our violent drone attacks or war taxes for the Pentagon’s “killion”-dollar budget. Perhaps that is why the Mennonite church is referred to as a “historic” peace church.

David E. Ortman
Seattle


Comments Policy

Mennonite World Review invites readers’ comments on articles. To promote constructive dialogue, editors select the comments that appear, just as we do with letters to the editor in print. These decisions are final. Writers must sign their first and last names; anonymous comments are not accepted. Comments do not appear until approved and are posted during business hours. Comments may be reproduced in print, and may be edited if selected for print.

About Me