Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Quote for the Day: Judging the Crusaders

"Wars destroy and create... The internal, personal decision to follow the cross, to inflict harm on others at great personal risk, at the cost of enormous privations, at the service of a consuming cause, cannot be explained, excused or dismissed either as virtue or sin. Rather, its very contradictions spelt its humanity." (Christopher Tyerman, God's War: A New History of the Crusades, pp 921-922)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Heraclitus:

One must realize that war is shared and Conflict is Justice, and that all things come to pass (and are ordained?) in accordance with conflict...


War is father of all, king of all; and some it shows as gods and others men; some it has made slaves, others free.


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