Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers

Peace Quote

“Do we really believe that Christianity will perish unless it be defended by war? . . . If we do believe that, then we have deliberately passed a vote of no confidence in Christianity.  If Christianity needs this kind of defense then there is little that is really divine about it. . . . We must conclude that a faith which needs the defense of modern warfare is not a faith which even deserves to survive.”–William Barclay, Scottish New Testament scholar (1907-1978).

March 10, 2007 - Posted by | peace, sexism


  1. Ah..William Barclay. His Bible commentaries are my favorite. Now I know why.

    Comment by Marty | March 10, 2007

  2. What a great quote! And from a Scot too! Double reasons to like the man…

    Comment by Aric Clark | March 11, 2007

  3. Great quote. I hear this sort of thing all the time…and from other Christians!! What a sad slap to Jesus’ face.

    Comment by Dan Trabue | March 12, 2007

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