Piously through pulpit and press we confess that the war is a judgment on the sins in which we are all involved; but nevertheless each nation pharisaically thanks God that it is not as the other nations are. We admit that we are bad, but exonerate ourselves because others are worse.

Ralph W. Sockman (1889-1970) American Methodist clergyman
Preface to Peace, Part I, “Barriers to be Removed,” Rockwell Lecture on Religious Subjects, Rice Institute (25 Apr 1944)

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