Originally Posted by superc
...Of course there would be guerrilla actions. Actions precisely designed to repulse, horrify and hopefully demoralize those who learned of them. You can't call it depraved if it doesn't violate local religion or custom. The captured English were no doubt treated more less the same as any captured invader would be. It is only depraved if those doing it are professing to be Christians at the time. If they aren't, then if you are Christian, while it might be depraved for you to do it as a Christian, those lacking that set of rules call it standard treatment...
Dude, relative moralism to defend savage brutality? Christianity!? What, there's no naturally intuitive right or wrong, no civilization, no Enlightenment, no Golden Rule reach you out there yet!?!?
Nothing personal but your argument is also rather depraved. In such a world slavery is just a "peculiar institution," the Holocaust was just a government program, Reeducation Camps and The Killing Fields were just Pass/Fail Graduate School, 9/11 was just another day, torturing people to death is just another "enhanced interogation," there's no such thing as a war crime...
I don't know what you read but I'm not buying that either.