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Old 04-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #22
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Re: The Restoration of Peace

Jim Redel wrote: View Post
But to see that there is some nirvana of an absolute peace is to deny the reality of the universe. So why is that so bad? Because we then inevitably make this quantum leap into accepting some absolute spiritual side of ourselves, a side that if we can just tap into it will solve all our problems.
...and that, to be blunt, is something that people in privileged positions can sometimes buy into. But when preaching about peace, it seems to me that those of us who have never lived in a war zone, never been the victim of domestic abuse, never been sent off to war and come home with PTSD, should acknowledge first and foremost that we do speak from a position of unearned privilege in which our peace has never withstood these severe challenges. Perhaps this should inspire us to proclaim less and speak more humbly.
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