Many professing Christians believe that is fine to go to war in spite of what the Bible says to the contrary. Perhaps they need to answer only one question: is it OK to go to another country and kill someone that believes religiously the same way that you do? In other words do you have a problem killing someone in your own church? This is exactly what could happen if they have the same view — that it is permissible to fight in war.
Ferencz believes “war makes murderers out of otherwise decent people” and has spent his life working to deter war and war crimes.
Well, if it’s naive to want peace instead of war, let ’em make sure they say I’m naive. Because I want peace instead of war. If they tell me they want war instead of peace, I don’t say they’re naive, I say they’re stupid. Stupid to an incredible degree to send young people out to kill other young people they don’t even know, who never did anybody any harm, never harmed them. That is the current system. I am naive? That’s insane.