If you only read one blog post today then this should be the one. It is not a short post but it needed to be the length it is to do justice to the history it covers and the sentiment it carries. Andrew Joyce takes us from 1914 to the present day and highlights how the villification of those whose religion or culture is different from ours just results in the destruction of our entire civilisation. We are on the verge of labelling all those who follow a different god as evil…we need to be very concerned about where that might take us.
I went off to war at the tender age of sixteen. My mother cried and begged me to stay, but my country needed me. I would not see my mother again for four very long years.
Due to my age, I was assigned to field headquarters as a dispatch courier for the first two years of the war. However, by the beginning of the third year, I had grown a foot taller and was shaving. And because men were dying at an alarming rate, I was sent into the trenches.
They say that war is hell. I say hell is peaceful compared to living in a muddy trench with bombs exploding around you at all hours of the day and night. Though there were periods of respite from the shelling. Those were the hours when the enemy had to let their big guns cool or else the heat of firing…
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