Sunday, 22 November 2015
War Solves Nothing
Returning violence for violence multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction. So when Jesus says “Love your enemies,” he is setting forth a profound and ultimately inescapable admonition. Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies– or else? The chain reaction of evil–hate begetting hate, wars producing wars–must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.”
The United Nations has unanimously adopted a sweeping anti-Isis resolution imploring the world to unite to defeat Isis. It called on member states to “redouble and coordinate their efforts” to prevent further terrorist horrors by the group and “eradicate” its safe havens straddling parts of Iraq and Syria.
War is never the answer, to anything,
only the innocent will suffer as 'collateral damage'
Donald Trump wants a data base of all Muslims living in the USA...what next?
Internment for all on that list?
“The Pope has called Christmas a 'charade' during a sermon in which he reflected on recent atrocities around the world.Among the acts of inhumanity he denounced were the Paris attacks, which left 129 dead, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board.
Christmas festivities will seem empty in a world which has chosen 'war and hate', 'Christmas is approaching: there will be lights, parties, Christmas trees and nativity scenes... it's all a charade. The world continues to go to war. The world has not chosen a peaceful path,' he said on Friday during the Mass at the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.
'There are wars today everywhere, and hate,' he said after the worst terror attack in French history, the bombing of the Russian plane, a double suicide bombing in Lebanon, and a series of other deadly strikes.
'We should ask for the grace to weep for this world, which does not recognise the path to peace. To weep for those who live for war and have the cynicism to deny it,' the Argentine pontiff said, adding: 'God weeps, Jesus weeps.'......