Why do some hate more than others? (B)

Written by Terry Dashner

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Why do we kill each other? The first great work of history, Thucydides’ History ofrepparttar Peloponnesian War, written inrepparttar 132190 fifth century B.C. E., is an analysis dedicated to discussing why men fight. Thucydides did not ask whether war was right or wrong. To him, war was a fact of life—men fight for survival. The author’s message was that if one fights, one risks death; butrepparttar 132191 country that refuses to fight will undergo death asrepparttar 132192 penalty.

Then againrepparttar 132193 ancient Book of all books,repparttar 132194 Bible, states something similar to Thucydides’ philosophy when it says, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven—“(3:1) In verse eight ofrepparttar 132195 same chapter it continues, “…A time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:8b). There is no explanation why, onlyrepparttar 132196 fact stated as truth.

I’ll close this document by quoting Mr. Strauss one more time. “Democracy and capitalism are shared values, and, when combined with an ever-increasing interdependent economic system, it is rarely inrepparttar 132197 interest of one such country to harm another becauserepparttar 132198 net result will be a diminution of both. As such, one ofrepparttar 132199 best things that can be done to promote world peace is to promote capitalistic democracies. Far from being jingoistic, this is simply a conclusion drawn fromrepparttar 132200 facts: Democracies don’t go to war.”

See you tomorrow. Inrepparttar 132201 mean time keeprepparttar 132202 faith, and stayrepparttar 132203 course. Jesus one day will rightrepparttar 132204 wrongs. Pastor Tdash.

Pastors a church in Broken Arrow, OK.

Why do some hate more than others? (C)

Written by Terry Dashner

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“Yes, ethnicity was a factor, but not as big a factor as you may believe. It is when ethnicity is tied to poverty that war often results. In richer countries, those ethnic divides are more easily breached without violence and war” (ibid p.10).

Onrepparttar other hand, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has another idea as to why wars occur. “Although Annan acknowledges that poverty does play a role in many contemporary standoffs, he would like us to shift our focus of attention torepparttar 132188 lack of equality and power many domestic social groups face inrepparttar 132189 world today: ‘It is this [inequality], rather than poverty that seems to berepparttar 132190 critical factor.’ “ (ibid p. 11). Are you beginning to senserepparttar 132191 reasons why people hate?

Because of humanity’s “fallen state” (sincerepparttar 132192 garden of Eden) in which man pursues his personal interests atrepparttar 132193 expense and exploitation of others untilrepparttar 132194 tipping point becomes a fight, a struggle, a war of liberation forrepparttar 132195 oppressed, do some men hate more than others. Then again, oncerepparttar 132196 oppressed have been liberated,repparttar 132197 cycle for some begins again.

So you may ask. Can we help ourselves to hate not? Yes we can. But please be advised, it will costs us our lives. That’s right. Are you willing to lay down a life of selfish objectives forrepparttar 132198 good of your brother? Instead of loving only yourself, can you loverepparttar 132199 unlovely too? I told you it would cost you something—your life. You must lay down your life atrepparttar 132200 foot ofrepparttar 132201 Cross and receive God’s only begotten Son in order to live withrepparttar 132202 power necessary to love all and hate none. That’srepparttar 132203 gospel truth!

Keeprepparttar 132204 faith. Stay, I said stayrepparttar 132205 course. Jesus is headed your way today. Blessed!

Pastor Tdash

Pastors a church in Broken Arrow, OK. Writes devotional materials for his congregation. He is a retired police officer with the city of Tulsa. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, seriving during the Viet Nam era. He is married for 27 years and has three grown children. These are the highlights.

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