Tuesday, January 06, 2009



Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.


--Ernest Hemingway


Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.


--Dwight D Eisenhower


Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love.  It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible.  It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue.  Violence ends by defeating itself.  It creates bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers.  A voice echoes through time saying to every potential Peter, "Put up your sword."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.


Do not resist the one who is evil.  But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also...  You have heard that it was said "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy."  But I say to you love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you so that you may be sons of your Father who is in Heaven.



josh r

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

This is a truly excellent post. Really, really good!! Kudos Josh.