Annapolis grad and nuclear submarine commander, former President Jimmy Carter famously said, “The United States is the most warlike nation in the history of the world.” We don’t like to see ourselves cast in this light, but the truth is that America, more than any other nation on earth, is the great promoter of violence.
John Dominic Crossan has written a most interesting book entitled, God and Empire. In the book he premises that although individuals may not always be violent, societies almost always are. Countries have land and resources to guard and the welfare of the people to protect. Then too, there is always the issue of territorial expansion. Look at history – the Carthaginian,Read more