prayer, violence, war

The War Prayer

I recently came across this video, an animated depiction of Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer.” This text and video more than adequately describe the theological tensions of war, violence and constantinianism. It also calls into question the basic assumptions of holy war, righteous causes, justified anger and national innocence. Give it a watch and spread it around. Its a great illustration of the complexity inherent to one’s call for violence, which is the first necessary step for talking about war – whether one is pro or con.

The War Prayer Part 1

The War Prayer Part 2

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