In the beginning was God and as he was Good, it follows that only Good could have proceeded from him. It is recalled by the ancients, the world began as a great harmony. By his providence he sent forth the word into the chaos and out of the darkness it rose as a great pillar. […]

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2010/1/8/howard_zinn_three_holy_wars Any such thing as a good war? costs/outcome/who benefits? Zinn re-examines the Revolutionary war, the Civil war and WWII. These wars are termed holy wars due to traditional history rendering them as beyond criticism. source: Democracynow.org