Category Archives: war

Where did disunity & divisiveness come from?

Who wrecked the unity, love, and harmony in the Garden of Eden? Well, Adam blamed Eve. Then Eve blamed the serpent, but the serpent didn’t have a leg to stand on. Even after raising so much Cain, the next generation … Continue reading

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Putting Old Testament violence in perspective

There were times in the Old Testament where God ordered the killing of all the people, and even animals, in a town. When reading those verses it is easy to think that God is unjust. It’s easy to judge God, … Continue reading

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Jesus’ death & Resurrection is a counter-cultural demonstration of non-violence

The New Testament was (& still is) counter-cultural. Read it & see! In the New Testament, the Zealots used violence; but Jesus loved even unto death. Who impacted Rome the most? The Bible is full of testimonies about and demonstrations … Continue reading

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Sometimes love loses . . .

Love wins has become a popular slogan. However, love doesn’t always win. Sometimes love loses. Love loses when bullying becomes a political strategy. Love loses when a child in the womb is viewed as an object to be killed and disposed … Continue reading

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A surprising (perhaps miraculous) confirmation of nonviolence

Yesterday was Memorial Day and though out the day I thought about nonviolence and wondered why we humans glorify and celebrate the use of violence and war, generation after generation. Today I felt pompted to pick up the book, When The … Continue reading

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Humanity is not just a manatee named Hugh

If someone kills a man to save a child, he is called a hero. However, nowadays, if he kills a gorilla to save a child, he’s harshly criticized. CBS News wrote: “The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo … Continue reading

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Heroes left out of Memorial Day

Are there others who should be remembered on Memorial Day? Have we forgotten about some of the world’s greatest heroes? On Memorial Day we remember those who fought with violence, death and destruction. Perhaps we should also remember those who … Continue reading

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American Oxymoron, ISIS Videos, Prenatal Dismemberment

1 observation, 2 questions, and a Mother Teresa quotation: An American oxymoron:  Our society advocates both prenatal care and prenatal killing. If ISIS made and posted a video of a pro-choice, prenatal dismemberment, would that shock people enough to cause them to … Continue reading

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If there are no demons . . .

If there are no demons . . . then why are so many of us humans tormented by fears, worries, anger, bitterness, frustration, self-doubt, self-condemnation, distress, depression, and too many other negative emotions to list? If there are no demons … Continue reading

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I Saw Lincoln (You Should Too!)

I saw Abraham Lincoln, not in person, of course, but in the new movie, Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg and staring Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.  I was expecting a drama about the life of Lincoln, but this was not that. … Continue reading

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