Posted by: sean | December 3, 2007

Peter Chelcický (2): War vs. the Golden Rule

[The conscripted men] run to war doing to their neighbors that which God has forbidden and which would not be tolerated at home. The commandment of God says, “So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.” But he who goes to war does evil to them of whom he would wish that they do good to him; and what he would be loath doing at home, that he gladly does obeying the orders of his lords.

c. ad 1440, The Net of Faith, page 117

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