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A Christian Pacifist Reflects on World War One – A Message of Universal Love

April 25, 1926, a young Scottish woman, Molly Shannon, led the ANZAC service that year, at Matawhero, Gisborne, an unusual occurrence in itself. The community knew Molly as the daughter of the Presbyterian manse. 986 more words

Molly Whitelaw

Desmond Doss and Hacksaw Ridge – Evidence of Faith

I love movies.  When it comes to war movies, I’m seen many and some I really liked, but never want to watch again.  Saving Private Ryan… 1,070 more words

Pray, but also be ready to Punch?

But we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves. (New 4:9)

“Let’s just pray about it.” was not quite enough for Nehemiah.

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Wrestling With Worldviews

'Arrival' (2016) Review - Pacifist Run: The Movie

If movies are to be believed, aliens only visit Earth for one of two reasons: colonization or exercising kinks on whoever they abduct. Arrival proposes another invasion, where the aliens instead talk humanity into submission. 992 more words

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Gibson and Garfield combine to give Hacksaw Ridge phenomenal victory

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, Mel Gibson should never be forgiven for the frankly ridiculous comment he made during his torrid time a few years ago. 985 more words

Movies

Hacksaw Ridge and Thou Shall Not Kill

This post is prompted by “Hacksaw Ridge“, but it’s not a review of the film, which is a fine movie. Although I differ from the main character Desmond Doss’ understanding of the sixth commandment “You shall not kill”, I admire his courage in singlehandedly saving the lives of 75 soldiers during WWII’s bloodiest Battle of Okinawa, for which he received the Medal of Honor for actions above and beyond the call of duty. 484 more words

Christianity

Ideological, liberal, pacifist nonsense. 

I just had a nice talk trying to fight a corner that is difficult to fight. The side of a pacifist, a optimist. Trying to argue this stand point whilst also trying to be appear sensible is apparently difficult. 193 more words

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