The Warrior as A Third Way

“The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.”
William Blake

“For.. he is coming to judge the world with righteousness and the people with his truth.”
Psalms, 96, 13

“In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is truly a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

I do not believe in ‘Christian non-violence’, as I think it has mostly been just a cover up for timidity and cowardice. Christ was a warrior, and there is a place in Christianity – no, a crying need – for a warriorhood that ‘fights’ on so many levels. It is naïve, childish, and just plain ’heartless’ [in the sense of heart as passion], to imagine we can have justice without fighting, a fighting that is on all levels, physical to spiritual, and encompassing moral and psychological and political.

Justice has a cost. Words are cheap. Only action pays the cost.

Between ‘Jesus meek and mild’ pacifism, on the one side, and John Wayne militant and pseudo-messianic ‘nuke the followers of the devil for God’, on the other, we have a problem.

There has to be a Third Way, in which warriorhood in its true spiritual meaning is regained. Without it, the world will continue to be handed over to the devil.

It is a matter of the real meaning of the word ‘heart.’

Soul= does works of goodness in the world.

Heart= takes a stand on truth to fight the devil for the world.