Thursday, November 24, 2005

we do not want war

“What kind of peace do I mean? What kind of peace do we seek? Not a Pax Americana enforced on the world by American weapons of war. Not the peace of the grave or the security of the slave. I am talking about genuine peace, the kind of peace that makes life on earth worth living, the kind that enables men and nations to grow and to hope and to build a better life for their children -- not merely peace for Americans but peace for all men and women -- not merely peace in our time but peace for all time"...

..."The United States, as the world knows, will never start a war. We do not want a war. We do not now expect a war. This generation of Americans has already had enough -- more than enough -- of war and hate and oppression. We shall be prepared if others wish it. We shall be alert to try to stop it. But we shall also do our part to build a world of peace where the weak are safe and the strong are just. We are not helpless before that task or hopeless of its success. Confident and unafraid, we labor on -- not toward a strategy of annihilation but toward a strategy of peace."


June 10, 1963
Commencement Address at American University in Washington,
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

5 Comments:

At 8:30 PM, Blogger sphilver said...

Apparently, JFK no longer had any use. When, after his speech, was he done away with?

Also, will the Great Deception arise with the "promise of peace"--His way, of course.

Philskov

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger sphilver said...

I ran across this website that discusses the sickness of the world and that the solution is not man's kingdom but God's kingdom, particularly the Laws found in the Torah and Koran (laws against usury, debt, etc). Should we struggle to bring this Kingdom of God to our country and govt or are we only expected to live by them personally?

I don't know about his referrences to the Koran

www.i.am/jah/plan.htm

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger messianicdruid said...

I think this is a better plan:

www.gods-kingdom.org/god's_true_method_of_subduing_the_earth.htm

btw: "to bring this kingdom to our country" all that is required is to cease our rebellion.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger sphilver said...

Thanks MD for the link. Looks like I have some reading to do.

BTW, I know its off topic but what do you think of the Christmas celebration (trees and gifts) in light of the following admonition on idolatry:

"Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel: Thus saith the LORD, learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."
-- Jeremiah 10:1-4

I got this off of 3JTs post on
http://goldismoney.info/forums/showthread.php?t=26420

I was hoping for your take on it...

TIA

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger messianicdruid said...

Since Jesus' birthday was September 29th, I don't see any point in commemorating 12-25. I don't put up a tree. I have a single 5 foot star which I hang on my balconey with white lights wrapped around it to hopefully make people think about the star of Bethlehem. Commercialism and the term "X-mas" make me more sad than happy at this time of year.

 

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