Give Peace A Chance
Imagine the World Without War!
If you could wish for one thing only, what would that be?
Practically everybody from next-door sales-man to politicians, to famous religious leaders, even children, wishes Peace in the world and End to all Wars. Yet, all those people’s desires are meaningless. As long as people exist there will never be peace on earth.Throughout early humans history, there has actually never ever been peace in the world. Cavemen already combated other cavemen over an area, food or even women.
Cain eliminated Abel over God’s respect. Gabriel blew down the walls of Jericho. America fought the war of independence and brother fought against brother in America’s civil battle for freedom. The daily news feed we are dealing with nowadays is more than alarming. More than 300,000 people dead in devastated Syria… North Korea threat news about nuclear tests… more wars to come in the Middle East according to euronews.com …there have actually consistently been wars and battles and most likely always will be.
So, but how to promote peace in the world? As long as humans could think there would be battles over such things as area, greed, power, prejudice, and so on. We all get judged for our origin, race, citizenship, or be it our faith. Whether you are short or tall, fat or slim, clever or not very smart, a loud or a silent individual, you will get judged anyway. Some do not like youngsters, others do not like old people, some got issues with animal lovers, others hate children, and so on. What is best and appropriate for some people can be incorrect or even enraging to others.
Faith could never stop wars, most wars actually started only due to contested faith. Christians fought Muslims throughout the ‘Crusades Holy Wars’, still many Muslims demand death for all non-followers.
The Nazis killed countless Jews and after that, they began eliminating Catholics. The Russians under Stalin eliminated any person remotely religious. Protestants eliminated various other Protestants for being the incorrect kind of Protestant. Muslims killed Muslims for being the wrong sort of Muslim. Not to forget about Atheists. The majority of China’s leaders were atheists and have actually incarcerated and killed a massive amount of people who did believe in their own religion. Our history was (and still is) raging with countless wars about faith and religion. Will we ever learn from that?!
The primary reason for war is the lust for power!
• The power to make others do and think the way you do.
• The power of making any other individual render unto what you believe is right.
• The power to make any other individual treat you as you think you ought to be treated.
• The power to get just what you desire (ie: money, passion, respect, and so on).
• The power to punish others for doing things that you do not think they should do.
• The power to keep any other from having things or thoughts that you don’t have.
• The power to be by some means ‘God’ … to be the ruler.
As long as people have the capacity to believe, there will be greed, envy, prejudice and rage. As long as those things exist, there will be wars. Lots of people believe ( whether religiously or secularly) in the regulations set down in the Ten Commandments. However, very few people can adhere to those commandments due to the fact that our capability to think makes us longing for things we don’t or can’t have. ‘Wanting’ leads us to break some or all ethics. Humans are not perfect, if they were they wouldn’t be human beings but robots.
Nothing comes from fighting and war except death!
~ The Veterans of Future Wars ~
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How do you look at all this, do you think there will ever be peace on earth? Sometimes it feels better to not even think about, but can we really close our eyes to all this? Shouldn’t we at least try to give peace a chance in our own little world?
Be kind to each other!
- published February 2016
- updated September 2017