Today during the afternoon conversation, the question of the war came up. Several brothers and sisters expressed their opinion.
"What is war? It is God's anger with the sons of disobedience. In other words, when people commit many crimes, Mars is given power to unleash war. That is to say, the created karma is paid through the suffering of humankind.
"Some people consider it impossible to renounce their father and mother as well as themselves in order to serve God as has been said by Christ. Are not people now ordered by law to renounce their families father, mother, wife, children - and go into battle?
"If people refuse to make sacrifices voluntarily, they will be forced to do so from without. All people see the impending catastrophe but do not know how to avoid it. For centuries, unmindful mechanical forces have been accumulating like floodwaters in front of a dam. The strain is so great that catastrophe is inevitable. Soon the dam will give way. The energy which has accumulated in people hides great danger. As of today, this energy remains not yet utilized. In the past, as well as in the present, people have continued to demonstrate great cruelty. At present, millions of people are becoming the victims of human madness. Afterwards, justification is found in external causes.
"Thanks to modern technical means of warfare - in the air, on the ground, on the water, as well as under the water - an enormous amount of materials - gas, oil, etc. - are wasted. Nature has strictly defined how much of these goods can be utilized. She severely punishes those who go too far with wastefulness. Humankind will bear the consequences for the wastefulness of these fuels.
"Unprotected cities are being bombed! These wars are unprecedented. This terror is unprecedented in history - attacking a city with two thousand airplanes with high-caliber bombs. Nobody has the right to deprive a human being of what God has given him. If one has a window through which he sees God's Light, none has the right to deprive him of that Light.
"When two blood brothers fight and tear out each other's hair, it is not the desire of the father and mother. When nations today fight, this too is not according to the Will of God.
"There exists the tendency to justify the war ideologically by saying that it is for the good of the nation. Yet what did those who fought for their nations in the past accomplish? Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Rome were great nations. They fought, but what did they attain? Nothing.
"There exists a small group of weapon manufacturers who declare wars. As soon as the weapons have been used up, peace comes. After that, the production of weapons resumes - no matter that millions of people will become cannon-fodder.
"People say, 'Let there be no more wars! ' Yet wars are the result of people's actions. We say that in order to have no more wars, goods must be distributed evenly, justly. As long as people do not obey the Divine Law, war will exist. If they obey the Divine Law, they will never fight."