INTRO: I've spent a lot of time as a relief worker in war zones and, as well as hating them, I hate the hypocrisy of those who excuse them. I'm currently recovering from injuries sustained etc. So this is personal - forgive me.
WARS: Fill churches faster
than preaching ever can;
control the population-growth
a great deal better than
the best-intentioned working
of a contraceptive plan.
WARS: stimulate economies,
or so we're often told
by those who make their livings
from the items that they've sold
to convert some shattered bodies
into vast reserves of gold.
WARS: have innate abilities
to loosen family ties
and, generally, are good if you
ignore the 'wheres' and 'whys' -
and whether God has time to cry
for every child who dies...
and why, when fighting starts,
He doesn't nip it in the bud
and chooses to ignore the prayers
of those who think He should...
perhaps its 'cause WARS fill His Church
like preaching never could?