christian anarchism

“I do not want to be a king; I do not wish to be rich; I decline military service; I hate fornication.” — Tatians (164)

“To begin with the real ground of the military crown, I think we must first inquire whether warfare is proper at all for Christians. …Shall it be held lawful to make an occupation of the sword, when the Lord proclaims that he who uses the sword shall perish by the sword? And shall the son of peace take part in the battle when it does not become him even to sue at law?” — Tertullian, De Corona

“Consider the roads blocked up by robbers, the seas beset with pirates, wars scattered all over the earth with the bloody horror of camps. The whole world is wet with mutual blood; and murder, which in the case of the individual is admitted to be a crime, is called a virtue when it is commited wholesale.” –Cyprian, ad Donatus


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