The Lord is a man of war

The conversations continue: on the one end the fervor in the heart of the believer speaks, and on the other is the mind trusting the insatiable need for knowing.

Both seem sincere. But it troubles me that a belief seems to be intrinsically committed to combat.

In celebration of the first classical music recording ever made, today I played and listened to “Israel in Egypt”, the oratorio composed in 1739 by Georg Friedrich Händel. And I must ask, once more, why is the believer persuaded to fear god, and to see a belief in the realm of fighting.

17. Duet (bass 1 & 2)
The Lord is a man of war: Lord is His name.
Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath He cast into the sea;
his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red Sea.

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