Writes Fr. Emmanuel Charles McCarthy:
What are kingdoms without justice but gangs of robbers?
St, Augustine, City of God, Book IV
Does Christian Just War Theory pertain to protecting a gang of robbers?
Does a gang of robbers becomes less a gang of robbers because it wraps itself in deceitful historical fictions, myths and theologies that portray it as noble and heroic?
Choose to believe and follow: The lying, violent state or God Incarnate, Jesus.