More broadly, it is far past time for the United States to acknowledge that peace and real security can never be achieved through military force, and to therefore abandon the failed endless war paradigm completely.
— Read on www.fcnl.org/updates/2021-08/holding-afghanistan-light
The horrific attacks at Kabul Airport must not be used as a pretext for more war. The military industrial complex and its supporters have kept the United States in a wartime footing since 1939. The present war in Afghanistan has depleted our National treasure long enough and has done nothing to end terrorism nor advance the cause of world peace.
On Friday, October 26, Franz Jaegerstaetter, an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II, will be beatified. I have written about Franz in the past and he continues to be a person of interest for me. He was light in a sea of darkness. More information from PaxChristi USA.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.–Gandhi
Earlier in the week I wrote about an archbishop’s decision to withhold a sacramental rite from a politician got me to thinking again about some of the apparent contradictions between the prophetic church and the pathetic church. Continue reading “So unlike your Christ”
One of my best friends told me today he preferred to read about the three eared rabbit and less about Iraq. I haven’t seen my dear three eared friend in a couple of months which makes me wonder if he’s been eaten by one of the darned cats in our neighborhood. Continue reading “Three eared rabbits and such”
As we ramp up to yet another war. Here is one of my favorite ballads by one of the greatest voices in Motown history. Suppose they gave a war and no one came. Imagine the day when universal health care is fully funded and the Pentagon has to hold bake sales to build bombs.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ35qNXmRJE]
It sometimes happens that the men who preach most vehemently about evil and the punishment of evil, so that they seem to have practically nothing else on their minds except sin, are really unconcious haters of other men. They think the world does not appreciate them, and this is their way of getting even.–Thomas Merton, Seeds of Contemplation.
This quote struck me once again tonight as I pondered the ramifications of the U.S. Senate’s recent vote to pass the Kyl-Lieberman amendment Continue reading “Merton and morality”
“We need to be very precise then, about what I said wearing my stars and being very conscious of it,” he added. “And that is, very simply, that we should respect those who want to serve the nation but not through the law of the land, condone activity that, in my upbringing, is counter to God’s law.”–General Peter Pace.
I want to know where in God’s law it says that killing your fellow man is moral. Continue reading “Counter to God’s law?”
According to the American Friends Service Committee we are currently spending $720 million dollars a day in Iraq. Continue reading “Wage peace”
Powerful video from Pink. No words can describe what you are about to see and hear.
I’ve seen this video in the last six months and it is powerful as we prepare for yet another war. We are the War pigs. We love war. We talk of Jesus and the Ten Commandments, but we condemn anyone who stands in the way of our wars. Continue reading “War pigs”