All War Is Evil. “Thou Shalt Not Kill” is one of the Ten Commandments in the Bible. Yet the USA, a country which professes a Christian ideology, conveniently ignores this most essential Christian Commandment. The American hunger for dominance of the world’s people, and ownership of their resources, has blinded many Americans and their allies to the truth – that people matter more than power, and that all killing is wrong, no matter who it is done by.
This is a terrible thing, when people can kill people, and at the same time, hood-wink others into believing that they are acting for the good of mankind. Hitler did the same thing in Germany, World War II.
There is no good in killing anyone. No killing can be justified. The true sign of a spiritually advanced and educated society should be PEACE. But peace cannot be gained by killing anyone. Peace has to come from within, and the way to get peace is by treating all people with respect, by caring for our neighbours, making sure each has a good place to live, and food to eat, and by not being greedy – Peace comes when we do not want to take from others what is not ours.
A Bahai friend has recently given me some wonderful literature on Bahai teachings, as well as some of his own writings to read. I am inspired to include a little of this peace prayer below, especially since watching a documentary last night which aired on Triangle Television, New Zealand:
American War Crimes: This documentary shown on Triangle television last night, 28 August 2012, explains why Seargent Bradley Manning has been jailed indefinitely in a US jail, and why the American government is out to get Julian Assange, to silence him too, if they can. The documentary showed us the horrifying and terribly sad footage on a military massacre which took place in Iraq. This massacre which was committed by US soldiers in Iraq in 2007, amounts to a heinous and murderous crime. This is footage which Bradley Manning gave to Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks to publish, so that the rest of the world might know that the USA military record is not as snowy-white as the image they portray to the world via the media.
Fourteen innocent people, a father and two young children, were murdered heartlessly on this day in Bhagdad, Iraq, on July 12th, 2007.
An Excerpt From A Bahai Peace Prayer:
O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole earth as one home.
May they all live together in perfect harmony.
O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.
O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.
Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.
And to that we should add: We pray that religious differences will not be used by wealthy nations to mask their desire for power and the control of the resources of the world. We pray that religious differences will not be used as a justification for war anywhere in the world. We pray that the strong nations of the world will treat the weaker nations, their people and their resources, with respect. We pray that all killing stops everywhere in the world, by rich, by poor.
to be continued later today