Trading in Arms is Never Christian
Roy Glover, Knysna – There is so much truth in your editorial “The profit in war”. What has happened is what historian Oswald Spengler predicted a century ago: democracy has become plutocracy, rule by the wealthy, and our beloved Church is contributing by making far too many people feel comfortable.
For example, how can anyone employed in manufacturing mines and bombs that have no other purpose than to destroy and kill people ever expect to get into paradise? How can anyone engaged in it be a true Christian and accepted as such?
We need the Church to tell people that if they want to stand any chance of getting into heaven, then they must be true, practising Christians.
There is a way to stop the arms trade and wars. This is with a truly effective United Nations, which could solve all disputes with sanctions — but how to achieve a truly effective United Nations?
We simple people believe we have democracy, but that is bunkum. We have plutocracy and it gets worse by the year.
I firmly believe our Church was founded by Our Lord to help and guide us, but regrettably it has swung from far right to far left.
Our politicians depend on popularity for power while our Church does not: so why does it not take the lead and positively guide people?