miracles

Illusions and Miracles

Military forces in the 18th and 19th centuries employed a deceptive tactic called β€œthe Quaker gun trick.” This involved using wooden cannon replicas, sometimes painted black, to trick an adversary into withdrawal or surrender – without a shot being fired. We are not talking Peace Testimony here, but perhaps Friendly Trickery – deception for the greater good of de-escalation.

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