In the words of a childhood song from Sesame Street:
One of these things [quotes] is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong.
Can you tell which thing is not like the others,
By the time I finish my song?
As an additional challenge, can you guess who said what? See the first comment on this post to see who said what.
1 – War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.
2 – “Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war.”
3 – “Kings had always been involving and impoverishing their people in wars, pretending generally, if not always, that the good of the people was the object. This, our Convention understood to be the most oppressive of all Kingly oppressions; and they resolved to so frame the Constitution that no one man should hold the power of bringing this oppression upon us.”
4 – “After much occasion to consider the folly and mischiefs of a state of warfare, and the little or no advantage obtained even by those nations who have conducted it with the most success, I have been apt to think that there has never been, nor ever will be, any such thing as a good war, or a bad peace.”
5 – “I must say, I’m a little envious. If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed. It must be exciting for you . . .in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks.”
Did you guess which thing is not like the others?
Did you guess real hard with all of your might?
If you guessed this thing is not like the others,
Then you’re absolutely right!
Now that wasn’t hard was it? To read more about one pastor’s commentary on quote number five, click here.