Friday, April 08, 2016

A Guilty World

War is to be ranked among the most dreadful calamities which fall on a guilty world; and, what deserves consideration, it tends to multiply and perpetuate itself without end. It feeds and grows on the blood which it sheds. The passions, from which it springs, gain strength and fury from indulgence.

-- William Ellery Channing (1780-1842), Unitarian theologian and preacher in the United States, War (1816)

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