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We wage war on divine principles

Raemaekers, Louis, 1916, Chromolithograph
We wage war on divine principles
We wage war on divine principles
We wage war on divine principles
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We wage war on divine principles
"And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yes, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood." -- Isaiah, i. 15.'

'If we transfer the ideas of Christianity to the sphere of politics, we can claim to raise the power of the State-power in the widest sense, not merely from the material aspect - to the highest degree, with the object of the moral advancement of humanity, and under certain conditions the sacrifice may be made which a war demands. Thus, according to Christianity, we cannot disapprove of war in itself, but must admit that it is justified morally and historically.' Bernhardi, ' Germany and the Next war.' translated by AH Pawles, London, 1914.'
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33 x 22 cm.
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Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.