By Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The Epistle of James in the New Testament says, in verse one, chapter 4 that: “From whence cometh wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”
And what are some of those lusts? The lust for power over others; the lust for economic gain gotten at the expense of others; the lust to exercise total control over the lives of others because you think you are, somehow, entitled to that control-and besides, you really want it even if you are not entitled to it. You want to be a “god” and be able to lord it over the rest of us mere mortals (can anyone say Hillary or Obama)?
This isn’t a new phenomena. It goes back to the Tower of Babel, or even back to Genesis 3 where the serpent asked Eve “Yea, hath God said Ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden?” So, the lust for war that you might have power over others is not new.
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