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abbarighton

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Oct 1, 2009


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We can obtain world peace if we REALLY try and do not waver from our belief that it's obtainable. simply saying that you want it is not enough you have to actually do something. Take John Lennon for example he staged bed-in's wrote song's that were heard by millions. he was not some celebrety looking for attetion he talked with world leaders. If he was alive today who knows what he could of done? also Religion dosen't matter for true world peace to become a reality we need to accept everyones culture and not to have one 'Right' Religion. Peace is Possible.


Jacob, you are absolutely right. And that's the message highlighted here.

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Oct 12, 2009

world peace is attainable, i want to think that we should start by adressing what we understand as peace.Lets come to a consensus on the definition of peace. PEACE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF WAR.
this is one of the causes of conflicts, we have made the world to think it is the absence of war.what we cannot define, we cannot find, and our definition determines our destination.


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Oct 12, 2009

Peace in its true sense is the natural outcome of mental stability based on quality and positive perspective of life’s challenges, situations and circumstances. This implies peace is a state of mind tranquility amidst external challenges based on correct understanding. This definition is different from the previous definition in that it attacks the “tree from the roots” it approaches the peace issue from a reactive dimension to pro-active one. A major war can be solved still as a grievance. Hostility can be arrested still as intentions in the human mind


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Oct 15, 2009

Although the idea of world peace is hopeful and pleasant, it is highly unlikely. There are six billion people, with six billion different opinions, values, beliefs, and personal goals. A conflict between this is always going to occur. For world peace to be attainable, everybody would have to agree on a set standards of 'rules' almost. Besides individual conflicts, tension between countries have too many factors that need to be solved. Religion, power, money, resources, are all issues that create tensions between countries. Religious issues such as the Israel/Palestine conflicts, which roots go back for more than a hundred years. World War 2 is a great example of violence over a need for power. There is always going to be some country or some individual distrupting the chance for world peace, unfortunately.


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Oct 30, 2009


aliredmond wrote:

Although the idea of world peace is hopeful and pleasant, it is highly unlikely. There are six billion people, with six billion different opinions, values, beliefs, and personal goals. A conflict between this is always going to occur. For world peace to be attainable, everybody would have to agree on a set standards of 'rules' almost. Besides individual conflicts, tension between countries have too many factors that need to be solved. Religion, power, money, resources, are all issues that create tensions between countries. Religious issues such as the Israel/Palestine conflicts, which roots go back for more than a hundred years. World War 2 is a great example of violence over a need for power. There is always going to be some country or some individual distrupting the chance for world peace, unfortunately.


You are looking at the present state of the world, and it will not always be this way.

In fact, the fulfillment of all real, genuine prophecies of the world's religious prophets and other prophets foretell the coming of a new age of peace, harmony, unity, prosperity, and justice for all.

That will be brought about by divinely inspired judgment in and from the spirit of truth.

That judgment will expose and rebuke the arrogantly proud, aggressive and militant hypocrites and bigots who produce conflict and division in the name of religion and/or patriotism. It will render them contrite in the face of truth because it will turn the tables on them, using eternal, universal truths that are common to all religions and laws of the land.

The judgment will enable the humble, gentle, peaceful majority of us to inherit the earth, reconcile differences, make amends, establish justice, make peace, and transform our "swords into plowshares." And it won't matter what religion you belong to, or whether you are religious or not.

It's a matter of truth prevailing over falsehoods and myths, love prevailing over hate, and good overcoming evil that masquerades as good.

It's all explained at this site.

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 4, 2010

If everyone in the world understood that we are actually all one - all made of the same thing and come from the same source - all brothers and sisters really - people wouldnt want to treat each other so badly. Doing this is actually treating yourself badly. Science has proven that we are all made up of the same building blocks of life - energy, and we live in a sea of this energy all interconnected. As religions have said love your neighbour as youself. Your neighbour is really part of you - part of life - life is energy and we are all part of life. If everyone realised that by hurting others you are actually hurting yourself and by helping others you are actually helping yourself the world would be a much better place.

I do not think it is that easy for people to just suddenly understand we are all the same. Yes, on a biological level we are. We all are the same species and experience the same emotions (for the most part). But culturally, the world is just too diverse for world peace. So many different environments and backgrounds that influence on what people think is right and wrong? Is there a universal morality. I do not believe so, (as a result of so many different cultures) and without universal morality there just can't not be world peace. How can someone who perhaps thinks killing is wrong get along with someone who may think killing is ok? This falls in line with in the post-structuralism context. An example is when Britain tried to stop/limit the practices of widow burning (sati) in India as they considered it immoral. India however, and perhaps Indian women, thought of it as a way of release and to express independence. What causes these two different views? Well, like I already mentioned, the vastness of the world and all of its multiple types of societies. In other words, world peace is not attainable, even though we all are the same (biologically), simply because the world is just too big.


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 6, 2010

The problems start inside the minds of all of us. What we are trying to achieve however, is to bring these minds together, to create the awareness of the need to block out the propaganda. We are looking to flush out the fear, hate and cynicism and unite people from across the world for one cause.

It’s funny how there are so many opinions on how we can actually reach towards a peaceful world. But no matter what the opinion, at the very least we can be assured there are many like-minded people throughout the world, who all wish for world peace, no matter what the means or method.smile


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 7, 2010

Ofcourse it is, Peace is the equilibrium between two chaotic forces that is human beings and planet earth's system of life. If you all think about it, peace is already with us, we just don't notice it or even care to acknowledge it.

Just watch nature, see what peace is. Its everything alive and everything inanimate, beings surviving off of other beings.

We as intelligent beings with a vision for a better future know that we will not always get along. But is it necessary to kill eachother in violent ways and destroy beauty and love in the process? I think not.

Lets all strive towards a new understanding of what peace is. Learn to respect the course of planet earth's cyclical nature. Its very important to remember that life on earth survives by consuming eachother, and the same principles apply to our lives (humanity's).

If the young people of the world care, then start by understanding that death is part of existence, and forget the idea that killing fellow human beings has value, because it doesn't, even if it means that a profit can be made by the perpetuation of war, for profits are useless when it comes to meeting death at the end of one's life.

Remember who you are, who your family is and that you are alive, and that all of those around you have every right that you have to exist. Respect and love, its all it takes to coexist with one another.

Peace be with all of us.


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 7, 2010

The problem is that power-hungry people simply ignore the mores of their own cultures and religions.

A wise man tells us that many people are misled by misguided religious leaders who ignore or deny that the true purpose of all religions of the world is universal. After all, that is clear if you consider and understand their core teachings. In fact, you will find that the golden rule is the universal divine imperative: that we should treat others as we would want to be treated if we were them. That has always been and always will be the essential, main rule and best advice, not only because it's the right thing to do, but also because we "reap what we sow" due to the karmic consequences of our words and actions.

That universal truth is foremost among the core teachings of most religions, including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism, Bahaism, and even Judaism. In fact, it is perfectly clear and obvious to all truly wise, understanding, fair, reasonable, compassionate, conscientious, charitable, loving, peaceful people of good will and real faith, regardless of which religion they follow. Furthermore, most agnostics and atheists also understand it, because it is a universal scientific fact that every action tends to create a reciprocal reaction. And, as is often said, "What goes around, comes around."

All the great spiritual teachers have said basically the same thing. Thus Jews are supposed to be taught that we should not do to others what is hurtful to our self. The Muslims are supposed to be taught that no one is a true believer in Allah until he loves for all others what he loves for himself. Buddhists are taught that we should treat others as we treat our self. Hindus are taught that we should not do unto others anything that, which if it were done to us, would cause us pain. The Taoists are taught that we should regard our neighbor's gain as our own gain, and our neighbor's loss as our own loss. And, like Jesus, the founders of all true religions have also said that the search for the Divine and Holy should be not in the world, but within.

These teachings and values are at the very core of all genuine religions. They are compatible and consistent with all the other core universal spiritual values that Jesus and all other enlightened ones taught, about unconditional love, peace, freedom, honesty, humility, tolerance, forgiveness, compassion, charity, and pacifism.

The preceding was quoted from two articles at this site.

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 11, 2010

I don't know if world peace is attainable; that will be for generations far in the future to decide. However, as Barack Obama said in his Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, there are such things as jus ad bellum. I think a manageable step is to attempt to better establish the rules of war and make sure that any wars that are fought are absolutely necessary and that all other peaceful solutions have been exhausted (absolute force was the only way to take down a staunch ideologue like Hitler). The world has shown that it has the capacity for collaboration and the time has come to put that collaboration towards the benefit of all. If we were to limity armed conflicts to just wars, then that would be a good step.

There will still be terrorism; the world has never been a peaceful place beacuse there is such a diversity of ideas, and that is why I hesitate to answer in the affirmative that world peace is attainable, however, we can stigmatize unjust wars and we can make steps towards the ideal of world peace, whether or not it is attainable.


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 20, 2010

I don't know is world peace is attainable, but this quote certainly gives me hope: “First: Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many of us think it is unreal. But that is dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable - that mankind is doomed - that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. Our problems are manmade; therefore they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man's reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable, and we believe they can do it again.”-John F. Kennedy

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Jan 28, 2010

I think that question is up to who's really willing to be apart of it. People are so caught up now in days about just destroying people, when as human beings (being the most intelligent species) we should over come these hardships. I want to be in world peace, it would be AMAZING! i hope one day...one day we could maintain that label. I hope.

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Feb 1, 2010

People, what you must understand is that, troughout history MEN( mostly because women are known to be peacefull) raged war against each other. It is in our nature to be unique and different from one another,War is inevitable, not always of course, but from time to time. Now I do not agree that only palestinians or muslims or arabs are the ones to fight all the time. We, the europeans started messing around their buissnes long time ago. We are the ones to blame. Do not tell things such as; "they keep on figthing and so they are preventing peace". And to bring another point, from my point of view, somehow men was designed to fight for some reason , freedom, religion, power, even peace and so on and so on, but mainly to keep a certain balance. We are aware that this planet of ours can not support too many humans to feed and survive. Too many of us equals bad for nature ... so ... nature makes sure to bring balance... I'm late for class ... to be continued

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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Feb 14, 2010

in my view, if we can uproot evil thoughts like intolerance,hatred and greedy to power,world peace can be attainable ......


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Re: Is World Peace Attainable?
Feb 14, 2010

i believe it is attainable only if certain power hungry people are reduced in the world today...most leaders as we all know are just being leaders for personal gain...

but then again you cant just blame the leaders..i thing the change should come from ourselves...start today by changing ur self to think about others before u do a certain work...and then let the change apply to the worldsmile


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