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Is A World Free of Violence Possible?

 
 
glitterbag
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2016 01:42 pm
@anthony1312002,
They would believe that was the case until they change their mind and decide their neighbor deserves to be punished for something vile ( like letting the grass get long)
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2016 01:57 pm
@anthony1312002,
Some are killers.
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2016 09:45 pm
@anthony1312002,
If all people chose to live by this principle, we would have a wonderful, peaceful and productive world; a 'Paradise" if you will.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" is another good one. Results would be similar, I think.
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2016 09:56 pm
@TomTomBinks,
I have been fortunate to have visited the ten most peaceful countries in the world. Unfortunately, our country is not one of them.
http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eedh45fkjmf/no-10-czech-republic/#76f53b682039
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2016 10:18 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Awesome. I would like to travel someday.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2016 06:07 am
@maxdancona,
No.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2016 06:49 am
@mark noble,
So, do you think that humans can be peaceful without an all-powerful Lord ruling over them?
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2016 07:17 am
@maxdancona,
I can only answer philosophically, Max.
And that means switching off my emotions.
People don't like that on this site.

Firstly - Your interpretation of 'peace' is different to mine and everyone elses'.
Some find solace in chaos - Some find solace in drugs, alcohol, sex, perversion, pain, promiscuity, etc.
"PEACE" is a label.
So - How does one aspire to something when it it undefinable?

Is it peaceful for a grazing antelope when the lions slumber?
Is it peaceful for the lions when the antelope is slow and the meal is granted quickly?
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anthony1312002
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2016 09:11 am
@cicerone imposter,
Sadly that is true. Fortunately most are not.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2016 10:51 am
@anthony1312002,
anthony1312002 wrote:

Hear me out a little. Suppose a person were to choose to live by this principle?

Mark 12:31 ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’

What do you think the results would be?
Why should I believe in the existence of a supernatural celestial dictator without one iota of evidence to suggest it’s any more likely than unicorns, tooth fairies, and ghosts? Further, the golden rule existed far before all your Abrahamic mystical mumbojumbo.
Chumly
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2016 10:54 am
@maxdancona,
maxdancona wrote:
...powerful alien overlord...
Arthur C. Clarke beat you to it in 1953 with Childhood's End.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sat 9 Jul, 2016 11:18 am
@Chumly,
Tell em the facts, Chumly. But it won't help. I should know. My siblings are christians, and believe in the tooth fairy. OOPS, I mean the god in the sky.
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luke21
 
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Reply Mon 11 Jul, 2016 08:55 am
Yes its possible. When all of us are turned to robots.
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AugustineBrother
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jul, 2016 01:20 pm
@anthony1312002,
Yes or No, depends on free will. Nothing is fated. If people will follow their conscience, we can have a beautiful world.
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