“Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings,” said Physicist Victor Stenger. Is religion indeed the source of war? If the Ten Commandments tell us not to murder, how do Christians explain the violence we see in the Old Testament? Does Jesus contradict himself when he says he “did not come to bring peace, but the sword” (Matt. 10:34)? Jo Vitale–who holds a DPhil (PhD) in Old Testament studies from the University of Oxford–and special guest and seasoned RZIM apologist Stuart McAllister discuss these listener-submitted questions on warfare in the Bible, Christian pacifism, and the radical teachings of Jesus.
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