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Violence is extreme arrogance / humility seeks peace

Violence is extreme arrogance. It pretends it has the right to hurt people. Human violence almost always causes more injustice than it solves. Both prenatal and postnatal violence are cruel. Temptation is the “human race” bate, luring us into pride, … Continue reading

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Angry people aren’t very fun & rage is a goofy stage

When anger burns like fire and blows like a hurricane, a country is in trouble. Angry people aren’t very fun. America’s experiencing nature’s furry in fires and storms and human rage from the White House to the streets. We need … Continue reading

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Understand– stand under kindness to overcome hostility

Perhaps people don’t understand each other because they don’t want to or try to. Perhaps when anger flares up we should tuck it back in & obey Jesus’ command to “love your enemies.” If people do their own thing, feelings … Continue reading

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Belligerence boomerangs, loving humor heals

A belligerent leader generates and emboldens belligerent followers. Before you embrace bombastic and belligerent boastings engage your brain. Belligerence tries to justify itself by insulting its opponents. Belligerence boomerangs. When people enjoy warm-hearted humor together, then anger and belligerence diminish. … Continue reading

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Impoliteness — what’s it good for? Nonviolence matters.

Impoliteness — what’s it good for? Nonviolence matters. If you won’t “love your enemies,” you’ll probably provoke them into greater and greater hostility. However, if you feel justified in the use or threat of violence, you may silence your conscience … Continue reading

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Why “Fight like hell,” when you can fight like Heaven?

People like to, “Fight like hell,” and to embrace destructive conflict. However, fighting like Heaven can turn enemies into friends.When someone uses bullying, force, intimidation, and manipulation to get his way, it usually comes back at him. Christians are called … Continue reading

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Let thoughts fly instead of missiles

Good and evil are not defined by national borders. Both can be found in every human heart. We humans tend to focus on perceived, external threats to our well being, while often ignoring or defending threats that live in our … Continue reading

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Jesus advocates peace

Jesus says, “Bless those who curse you.” Wouldn’t that be an interesting policy? Jesus says, “Do good to those who hate you.” Following Jesus is much harder than most people think. “Love your enemies.” If Jesus really means that, we’ve … Continue reading

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Warfare’s unfair

Warfare’s unfair. It’s a mauling bear, Unfair to all it touches, Slaying God’s image, Shredding His creation, All the while claiming, Justice, glory, and honor. I agree with General Omar Bradly: “As far as I am concerned, war itself is … 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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