Green Mage, don't forget he aways uses the edits as a reason, being 5th age and all. Tbh I think since they were also religious laws, he was simply a pious man who only looks at the big picture . In other words the individual never matters, just the whole outcome.
Not ruling your theory out, just saying he's most likely one of those regions fanatics ( backed up by RS novels)Roses are pink
Violets are violet
The WG is a dangerous sociopath with a long history of violence.