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Nuclear-War

"To allow governments to pour more and more billions into weapons that almost immediately become obsolete, thereby necessitating more billions for new and bigger weapons, is on e father most colossal injustices in the long history of man. While we are doing this, two-thirds of the world is starving, or living in conditions of unparalleled and subhuman destitution."    - Thomas Merton ; Peace in the Post-Christian Era


"The whole world faces a momentous choice. Either our frenzy of desperation will lead to destruction, or our loyalty to truth, to God and to our fellow man [sic] will enable us to perform the patient, heroic task of building a world that will eventually thrive in unity, order and peace."    - Thomas Merton ; Peace in the Post-Christian Era


"In a world that has largely discarded moral imperatives and which indeed no longer seriously considers the violent death of one hundred million human beings as a moral issue, but only as a pragmatic exercise of power, the Christian must regard himself [sic] as the custodian of moral and human values, and must give top priority to their clarification and defense."    - Thomas Merton ; Peace in the Post-Christian Era


"We live in that final time that offers humans the clearest choice in history: the kingdom or the holocaust."    - James W. Douglass ; Lightning East to West: Jesus, Gandhi, and the Nuclear Age


"Do not think yourself better because you burn up friends and enemies with long-range missiles without ever seeing what you have done."    - Thomas Merton ; Chant to be Used in Processions around a Site with Furnaces


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