(Continued entry from guest blogger Terribilis)
I know what some of you are thinking. What about ‘thou shall not kill’? With this so-called commandment is God trying to say do as I say but not as I do? Is it ‘thou shall not murder’ in lieu of ‘thou shall not kill’? Let’s not plummet into ecclesiastical debates. Let us instead look to history to show that killing (or murder - call it what thou will) in the name of God is okay with God. Naturally, this ties in nicely with werewolves killing in the name of God, too.
God has intervened in human affairs since Adam and Eve. History shows God has factually backed those who supported Him, even if it condones the use of violence. God is always on the right side of history.
Although He is all-powerful and doesn’t need to have humans fight for Him, He does.
The Lord makes use of instruments – of people who are forceful. As it pertains to the kings of old it was important to be violent, to intimidate your troops, and important to seek out those who would oppose you. Such historical figures had the power God desired to put His holy plan into action. Therefore the kings that God used walked in sight of the Lord even though they were not themselves good people.
I grant you that I am no “Great Man”. I am a mere humble werewolf servant of God, but I see my duties as no less important (at the risk of sounding less than unassuming) than what others have done before me.
I want to end any resistance you might have about my arguing that killing for Christianity is okay by speaking at length on Emperor Constantine, under whose watch Christianity started to cover most of the known world from the safety of a shield wall of Roman Legions; to describe the tedious exploits of Charlemagne’s violence in the name of God; of Clovis’ point-of-a-sword conversion of his subjects to Christianity; of the Vatican’s centuries’-long calls to war against Islam, such as the Crusades; of the Spanish Inquisition; of colonialism; and on and on.
Let me instead focus on one era of killing for God. I think the discovery of the New World will serve this purpose just fine. The way I see it, pre-Columbian America was ignorant of God, and therefore wicked. Think about this - that was the entire western hemisphere almost! God could have unleashed another flood and took everybody out – remember He’s done it before. But did God flood the west Genesis-style to wipe out wickedness? No! In an amazing moment of Self-restraint, God chose instead to kill off only 90%-plus of the natives by war and disease (God spared the animals this time, unlike during the Diluvian cataclysm of Noah’s time). The ones that died probably refused the True Word.
And what of America’s Manifest Destiny? God used Christian righteousness and violence to push westward across the American frontier and further the spread of His message. The unnatural religions practiced by les sauvages in what would become the United States of America met the same end as their pre-Latino cousins. Today our country is overwhelmingly Christian because my American forefathers took the land by force and reeducated the Natives with the True Word. However, I concede these United States are (unfortunately) not necessarily Catholic, but Christian a good start.
These few examples are hard to argue with, but I think quite satisfactorily illustrate that killing for God is more than okay.
This is great news for Catholic werewolves.
(to be continued)