Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thoughts of peace from the Latter Day Saints

Jeremy Ashton is a wonderful writer/essayist and proponent of Constitutional law. He is fervently anti-war, pro-free market and also happens to be a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Today he put out an essay, entitled "The Holy War", which weaves together the various strands of religious and social dogmas in his faith that confirm the view that God stands for peace and most definitely condemns involvement in aggressive war.

It is refreshing to hear this message from a contemporary Christian writer and I was elated that he used quotes from one my favorite LDS leaders Reuben Clark, who in addition to being an inspiring and dedicated church elder was politically every bit a libertarian leaning conservative of his time.

If you like this essay please check out his website:

Reuben Clark (1871 - 1961)

1 comment:

Frank said...

"A fundamental principle of the operation of human society is to live and let live."

Now if only Mormons would apply this enlightened approach to foreign relations to domestic issues, especially those in other states. This is libertarianism light until they acknowledge that government has no business regulating marriage and other contracts between two (or more) citizens.