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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Say no to violence!

There is indeed so much of violence in our societies these days.

According to Mahatma Gandhi - “The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles”

“The main goal of the future is to stop violence. The world is addicted to it.” - Bill Cosby

“War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.” - Anatole France

The bible tells us in Matthew 26:52 (NKJV) that one should not resolve to violence:

"But Jesus said to him, "Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."

Violence is not the way to make matters rest. It makes matters worse!

What do you think? Do you have any idea how to stop violence?

Photo by Faelyn taken from this source

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8 comments:

Jennifer said...

Hi Sam,

GREAT post!

I think the way to stop violence is to bring peace. In other words, we don't fight, which is violent but we remove the darkenss with light.

It starts with each of us, holding non-violence in our hearts, deciding we will find another way!

Thank you for this... I bring my thoughts to peace!

Jen

lilifxt said...

hello sam nice and important topic i think violence is the language nowadays weak people are using thats right they are weak using violence to show that they are strong my own view about that as jennifer mentioned peace and think of those innocent people died in past and dying in present and will die in future think of those people and have more mercy and save their lives...thx sam for that post

Desiree said...

Bravo!!! This is a great post! Thank you for writing it! Keep up the great work here!

surjit said...

we have to inculcate in ourselves a sense of oneness amongst all fellow human beings and follow this doctrine:
"Hurt not others in ways that you would find hurtful"...
A good post Sam Chan.You have raised a vital issue.You are doing a noble job.My best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Jennifer,

Yes I agree with you that by bringing peace we might be able to stop violence. It takes two hands to clap. Thus, if everybody ignore and do not retaliate it will definitely helps to stop violence.

Thanks for your valuable comments.

Best wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lilifxt,
You are right! Mostly weak people uses violences.

There is a sayings:
"Rudeness, yelling, anger and swearing are a weak man's imitation of strength."

Thanks for adding your insightful views. I really value your participation.

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Desiree,

Thanks for your encouraging words.
Your participation is a source of inspiration for me.

Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

I totally agree with you that we have to inculcate in ourselves a sense of oneness amongst all fellow human beings and practice "Hurt not others in ways that you would find hurtful".

That's a great quote!

Let's treat one another like brothers or sisters.

Thanks Surjit... for your kind support and encouragement! It means a lot!