In an interview with Joshua Bennett, host of the 'Patriot's Lament' radio show on KFAR in Fairbanks Alaska, Ron Paul was asked why religious people seem to be so pro war, especially in recent years.
Bennett: "Why do you think religious folks seem so pro-war, especially since Iraq and Afghanistan?
...Do you understand that at all?
Paul: "I think Evangelical Zionism has something to do with it... they made a decision, they base it on a devout religious belief and conviction and they've been taught this in their churches and the preachers have taught them this and they feel they're as right about their policy as I feel about my interpretation of what Christ taught us. He was supposed to be the Prince of Peace, not - not advocating pre-emptive war!"
"But then others come in and join them, the people who want to protect oil, and military industrial complex... this concept of pre-emptive war, we become the aggressor; the 'Bush principle,' he does it in the name of Christian faith. It's a gross distortion from my viewpoint of what the Christian faith is all about... it's been going on for 100 years, the idealism of Woodrow Wilson...
Earlier in the interview, Paul discussed the "acceptance that wars are here forever and they claim that the bible tells us that... it doesn't have to be that way."
Paul remarked that "the dictators... know the tools of war propaganda" and discussed how during his presidential campaign, his opponents tried to falsely characterize him as anti-military, when in reality Paul got "more support than all the rest of them together from military."
Asked about the time he got booed during the presidential debate in the bible belt when promoting 'the golden rule' in South Carolina, Paul said he thought "these people have a problem. It wasn't me who had the problem, I was very confident...Corporatism at its' worse was the real problem."
Paul discusses his new book and how he asked himself "when did I become so adamantly opposed to war?"
Many of us have "good instincts on economics and foreign policy" but it's "beaten out of us" by the establishment schools, etc., Paul says.
Paul thinks that if we show people that "their best interests are served by changing foreign policy and monetary policy," we may see change.
We have "natural God given rights to a peaceful society and fruits of our labor," Paul explains, which "leads to a peaceful society."
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