Spiritual Forces Making Peace

You wouldn’t think God would wish war on any one.

Horses waiting for a chance to do something

Quite a few of the horses at Larry’s didn’t get used much. They had a still life. It was Peaceful but it needed more. In the peace that I think we want, we would like it to be a creative energy that works for good as opposed to just the absence of negativity.

There are several primary religions in the world that represent the greater part of the earth’s human population.

Some people accuse religion of being a major cause of wars. I would like to explain why some people use religion to back up their clamoring for war as as a misinterpretation or misuse of religious or spiritual beliefs.

In the Christian religion there is a statement about God’s love for each of us. Paraphrasing it: Your own father will not give you scorpions or snakes, will he? Thus, your father in heaven certainly will treat you better than even your own father on earth.

Why would a person want to believe that his religion endorses murder, killing, mayhem, suffering, cruelty, pain, anguish, destruction, and death for people who do not see faith the same way as he does? Because it is to his earthly political or power related advantage.

All religions share some very common beliefs that guide us away from war. That is the premise behind PeaceHorse. It is the desire of the ages for God to instill in us a desire for and a willingness to work for peace on Earth.

In the Christian religion it is: “Love your Lord with all your heart, mind and soul. Love your neighbor as yourself.” AND everyone is your neighbor according to Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan.

In the Jewish religion it is: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

In the Muslim religion it is:

In Buddhism it is: The Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

In the Hindu religion it is:

Under Confucius there is the “Golden Rule” again.

In the Bahai faith it is:

Do we need to study each religion to see what it says about war? If religion can be a cause of war, then “Yes!”

Do some religions authorize wars in certain circumstances? Let’s find out. What are those circumstances?

My mother's sister facing a world war declared in 1941

My mother’s sister Anne read the newspaper on December 7. It declared “War!” How many lives turned over?

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