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Ernest Renan: No military path to the kingdom of God

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

French writers on war and peace

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Ernest Renan
From a letter to David Strauss

That which admits to Valhalla excludes from the kingdom of God. Have you remarked that neither in the beatitudes, nor in the Sermon on the Mount, not in the Gospels, is there a word giving a place to military virtues among those which gain the kingdom of God?

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