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peace and justice

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Written by Gregg Herreid   
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 15:59

“Peace and justice”, (rsn goals), don’t work well together. If by “peace” we mean absence of war it’s condition is trust in man and expensive. If we mean “peace of mind” it is free, a gift from God, the condition trust in God. If by “justice” we mean “social justice”, the condition is equality and trust in the collective.  Equality then will destroy individuality-the goals don’t fit.

So we must chose ether peace or justice? Perhaps not. If we forget about peace and attain justice, peace hopefully a consequence, individuality and collective rule would not be in conflict? After all, we come to the peace of Christ only as individuals and Christ is Peace.  Maybe peace is liberty subservient to justice, and justice is simply freedom to commit one’s self to others.

Still, collective rule [man’s rule] has never brought peace.  What say M Ash I wonder.

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0 # Rebkeh 2017-08-03 07:58
Nope. One premise is wrong from the outset.

Equality supports individuality. To frame them as mutually exclusive is irresponsible. Inequality is inherently oppressive to somebody, there's no individual freedom for them. So one must ask, if the goals don't fit, whose goals are you referring to?
 
 
0 # Depressionborn 2017-08-03 21:11
The goals of peace and justice.

sorry
I should have said egalitarianism not equality.
It, egalitarianism, seems necessary for peace, while Justice needs a collective. If peace is simply the absence of conflict justice is the presence of conflict.

Rebkeh:
"Inequality is inherently oppressive to somebody, there's no individual freedom for them"?

Really? We are all not free (as individuals) to feel oppressed. Otherwise we would hardly be free?

goals of peace and justice. can't have both. you pays your money and yous takes your choice
 

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