Been reading a book about the Christmas Truce of 1914. Basically, during the early days of The Great War the soldiers in the trenchs decided that at Christmas Time they weren’t going to kill each other. This went against the orders from the commanding officers.
The book makes the point that most of the soldiers fighting The Great War, what we now know as World War I, had the same basic religions and Christmas traditions. When a German soldier sang a Christmas Carol the English Soldier in the opposite trench could recognize the melody and sing the same song in English.
The book also makes the point that WWI and the European theatre of WWII were the last time people with largely the same religious faiths squared off against each other in major armed conflict.
I don’t know what this all means in the way of world peace but I do want to take this chance to wish everyone a happy New Year.