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A struggling pacifist

My father has always had a strong aversion toward militarism. I could let all sort of psychological theories loose on the why and how of this sentiment, but that is not my point of today. 945 more words

Pro-Life....Are you really?

This topic is something repeatedly jumps to my mind because I feel there is a gaping hole in the worldview of the American Christian when it comes to “right to life” issues.  665 more words

United States

The Philosophy of Conflict

‘We are naturally tribal animals, with our desire to oppress and dominate others, whilst succeed and strive ourselves’ – Dave Barton

The world is always in a constant state of conflict.

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Philosophy

Question 20: When is a cat not a cat?

Last night, hearing lots of thumps and bangs from the back deck, I intrepidly went to investigate the source of the noise.
Something was eating the dry cat food, something that wasn’t a cat! 76 more words

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Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

 

Reflections on War and Peace-The Warrior and the Pacifist Traditions

Kevin P Clements

National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago.

 

 

Tomorrow is the 100th  anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. 3,080 more words

Violence

Shenanigans

 “Please stop! I ask you with all my heart, it’s time to stop. Stop, please!  Brothers and sisters, never war, never war! I am thinking above all of children, who are deprived of the hope of a worthwhile life, of a future; dead children, injured children, mutilated children, orphaned children, children whose toys are things left over from war, children who can’t smile any more.”  ~Pope Francis (

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