In the Old Testament, cities
of refuge existed for criminals guilty of manslaying.(3rd
A distinction is made, not
between sudden anger and malice
aforethought, both which are the crime of murder, but between intentionally
striking a man with any weapon likely to cause death and an unintentional
blow. In the latter case alone, the city of refuge afforded protection.
Murder in all its
forms and under all disguises, pollutes a land. Murder comes from hate:.1John
wars for greed.(people
killed for profit by or for someone).."Every
war and conflict comes forth as disagreements to some name.(Jew,
Arab, white, black, Christian, Muslim, etc.).
Surrender to the wisdom of uncertainty realizing that you are part of a
larger scheme....Things appear according to what is looked for."....Deepak
Most wars are begun from
a purpose of greed and control by those long having left off understanding
of what a military is actually for and instead, brainwashing those sent
to fight in order to support the decision makers nefarious
of police and military is supposed to keep war from occurring, to be a
to intense anger getting out of hand, that often leads to escalated violence
of any scale.
"The 'war on terror' is
against a tactic.
It posits the
idea of perpetual
or what is now called 'generational', war. It has no
a reason, often that being greed & control using fear).
There is no way to define victory. It is, in metaphysical
terms, a war against evil and evil, as any good seminarian.(student
at a theological
tell you, will always be with us as long as men and women remain cut off
from their soul. The most destructive
evils, however, are not those that are externalized. The most destructive
are those that are internal, of the
ego. These hidden evils, often defined as virtues,
are unleashed by our hubris,
self-delusion and ignorance. Evil masquerading as good.(Isaiah
evil in its deadliest form."....Chris
and evil is the war that can never be won because good intentions are
really not good.(Psalm
14:3,4; 53:3; Romans
they come from the same ego
level as the warring nature of humanity. One can't solve a problem from
the same level that caused it. It takes higher thinking. This solves the
problems of the world.
Fighting to change the world
has been fought since the beginning of time. Problem has been, those who
wanted change, have been working from a
level that can never bring change. History shows that!
The peace solution is beyond
the ego level concerns of good and evil. The peace solution resides in
a higher consciousness that the ego is not capable of. Conflict is a way
the ego attracts anguish,
hurt, misery and heartache with its tools of fear, deceit and confusion.
Only a change in consciousness fixes it. And in this the work is cut out
to do 1, 2,
When something is defined
as good we want to defend it. When something is interpreted as evil we
want to eradicate
it. Actions of war diminish and dehumanize individuals, removing dignity
from the vanquished
and enlarging the pride of the winner at the expense of the loser. It's
really a lose lose situation, although for the winner and for
a short time it appears as not so:.Proverbs
The ego's way is to keep
from his soul by using means to reinforce both a belief
in separateness and to keep established in him the way of getting what
one wants through violence.
Wars fuel greed and turn
attention from nature where there is enough for all, to a condition which
enforces belief in lack and shortages.
In higher consciousness,
fulfilment comes from altruistic
activities where acts of kindness predominate
and destruction is not an option:.Matthew
As for killing, every time
you walk you kill any number of insects. Your body is killing bacteria
invaders by the thousands each day. Key is, man is the important
1:26. Should we kill things? Depends what and why?
7:15 "Beware of false prophets,
which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
In wars, God allows those
to live whom He will:.Joshua
ever think that a young boy going to war with thoughts of protecting his
family and fellow countrymen, women and children, would deserve to go to
He was willing to make the
ultimate sacrifice to make a difference. That's what he believed in. Consider
how moved God must be with his decision:.John
God looks for reasons to
and kindness, not destroy people:.John
10:10; John 3:16,17. An
example from November '97.
Well then, just why
doesn't God stop all this insanity or why did God let it all start
in the first place?