12 DECEMBER 1931, Page 18

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sin,—Mr. A. D. Ines

shows that our Lord appears to condone fighting in certain texts in the Bible. But it is a very different thing to fight small personal battles, than to allow oneself to be swayed by a mob of opinion intoxicated with supposed heroism and -fight against men with whom one has no quarrel and thereby ruin not only bodies but souls.

The essential consideration in regard to fighting is to deter- mine right from wrong, and a man's guide should be his own conscience, and this is not necessarily the attitude of any political party.

If a Christian is recommended to fight purely for the sake of his countrY, one cannot but wonder which country's part our Lord would take.—I am, Sir, &c., EnwAnn A. UN NA.

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