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Does the Bible teach anarchism?

Ted Grimsrud—August 25, 2014

I first learned about anarchism back in the 1970s. My wife Kathleen and I got involved with an activist group opposed to Jimmy Carter’s decision to reinstate registration for the draft in order to “show resolve” to the Soviet Union (this is one of the darker aspects of Carter’s presidential legacy—a cynical but failed attempt to hold off the political threat from the right that remains thirty-some years later an important element in the socialization of young people into our national security state). 2,997 more words

Peace Theology


Beautiful German weapon sale of the week.

Because somebody has to admire them.



Haha. Poor pacifists. Great idea, if it wasn’t for the fact that humans are the way they are. And, the way humans are, the poor fucking pacifists will always get a slug in the face and go down, in the end. 403 more words



Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts about Quaker testimonies. The testimonies include simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.

by Ralph Lelii, English department… 922 more words

George School

What They Mean when They Say Peace

From Crimethinc.

The Forces of Peace and Justice

“I’m committed to making sure the forces of peace and justice prevail,”Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said… 1,411 more words

How many corpses does it take to debunk the myth of violence?

I couldn’t help but notice that James Foley, as he was about to be horrifically executed, was dressed in an orange jump suit. Guantanamo Bay in the desert. 866 more words


The Peace Position During a Time of War

Ted Grimsrud

I grew up the child of a father who fought in World War II and a mother who also served in the U.S. military during that war. 8,071 more words