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Long was the time and I’m alive and of the same face and age, since the time long ago. Yeah, I don’t know when the hell I was really cradled, but let’s say I got to see some real action while I was alive… Hey now, I am damn alive and well and kicking ass to speak. 2,139 more words


This is the lunacy of zero tolerance policies.

I’m a pacifist.  I could go into John Howard Yoder’s levels of pacifism and treatments of Christ’s teachings about both peace and sword and so on and whatnot.   45 more words

Quote of the Day- September 25, 2015

“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”

-Isaac Asimov

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It Is Hard to Be a Pacifist These Days

Source: Corriere del Ticino, Switzerland, September 19

The number of armed conflicts on Europe’s borders has grown exponentially in recent years. Since 2014 the war in Ukraine has claimed 8,000 lives. 116 more words

Book Review: The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church, by Gregory A. Boyd

Gregory A. Boyd’s The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church is a must-read for those who still believe the United States of America was and/or is a “Christian nation,” and still a great read for anyone who wants to look deeper into “American Christianity.” Here are a few major considerations on which Boyd writes: 299 more words

Book Reviews

what i must become to save the world

In the imitation of Christ i identify first with all the descendants of Adam and Eve, however exclusive their positions, however competitive the resources which they require, and however exclusionary their self-concepts; this is possible by identifying not with their positions, their needs, or their self-concepts, but with themselves, and with their experiences of forming positions, seeking resources, and defining themselves as these experiences contribute to what they are. 178 more words


why i might be a nonviolent nonresistant pacifist

Awhile back I read a book that was not very good. If I remember the premise correctly, it’s the story of a dude who wakes up as a hostage of some terrorists and has completely forgotten the last year of his life, and somehow comes to the conclusion that serving America is just as important as serving God. 1,778 more words