This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

This Dark Age is now available in paperback on Amazon. The print version is MUCH cleaner than this online version, which is largely unedited and has fallen by the wayside as the project has grown. If you’ve appreciated my writing, please consider leaving a review on the relevant paperback volumes. The print edition also includes new sections (Military History, War Psychology, Dogmatic Theology).

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The sword is a duty, not a prerogative

Perhaps another way of showing the evil of the above solutions is to say that the use of the sword is never permitted but is rather necessitated. The difference is that if we identify ourselves with God and our acts are His, then my work is construed as a privilege or even a right, and this becomes something very open-ended as if it were a power bequeathed to me for my use. Instead we must see this work as mandatory in certain situations where no other path is available, and so it becomes not a right but a duty, not a power bestowed to me but a burden that I must shoulder, and it is a very heavy one.

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