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Monday, August 22, 2005

Rich Mullins on War

Rich Mullins by no means endorses war (though it might sound like it). He comments on human nature...
...And although her thoughts were vague, she voiced them with something that sounded like conviction.

She said, "I don't believe in war. I can't imagine anything that would make someone want to fight another human being, let alone kill one. I don't believe in war and if everyone wouldn't believe in it, then we could all be at peace."

Of course, you can never be sure what someone means when they talk about peace or belief or most anything else, but I wasn't too sold on the idea that disbelief in war would bring about peace. ... I can imagine, remember, and presently see a lot of things that would make someone want to fight another person. And worse, I suspect that a world emptied of these things would be no more peaceful--it would just be more dead.

The person who doesn't believe in gravity is no more apt to fly than the person who does believe in it. Chances are, the person who believes in gravity (who recognizes it, studies it, appreciates its power and properties and comes to terms with them) is more likely to discover the secret of flight than the person who denies the reality of weight.

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(Please keep in mind that each commenter's opinions are only his/her own.)



Oh that last paragraph is wonderful & so true.
 


Well, at least we have a fondness for Mr. Mullins in common.

And yes, NYgirl, that last paragraph is striking. It underscores why we must be busy about the business of making peace, insofar as we can in this world. Talking about it just ain't enough.
 


peace is still elusive.
 

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