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He who doesn’t want to feed his own army, will he feed another?

You did not come to take up arms against people and be captured, where forced labour, illness and death await you.

You took up arms against people, but lost and were captured, where forced labour, illness and death await you.

The result is the same. But in the first case you did not give in to the temptation to answer evil with evil, saving your God-given soul. And it was multiplied, trying to restore peace with the good. In the second case it couldn’t withstand and was lost. 

And this is not the worst variant.

Therefore the worst is when you take up arms and win. You defended yourself, your loved ones, your territory by murder. But the anger and hatred around you was multiplied. And your soul and those of the people around you was ruined.

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