I enjoy reading military history and I play war games because of the strategy involved. I also enjoy movies that involve war because of the valor/drama aspect. That said, I would never want for war to happen in real life unless it’s a just war, all in conformity with Catholic teaching. Is it a sin or imperfection for me to be fascinated with war, nevertheless, even if for academic and recreational reasons that have no serious impact on how I live my life?
Or is the subject of war simply inherently violent that we should avoid it altogether (out of sight, out of mind?) But then that would mean that academic military historians (who, I presume, are also war enthusiasts) would, by the nature of their profession, be constantly sinning/be imperfect. And so on. (Or am I just being scrupulous?). What say you?