:: DDN: But "God" causes wars and calamity of the worst sort in the Holy Bible. You'd sound pretty silly asking "God" to examine his root motivations.
Are you equating Barry and God? Maybe you are but I am certainly not!
:: Even Jesus said that he wasn't here to bring peace "but a sword" and to set people against one another. Sounds like war to ME. Are you set against Jesus now also? What happen to your religion?
I went back and read Matthew 10:34 again and I see what you mean. Jesus seems only to be about setting in place an economic system to bring parity and equity back to the masses. How could I have possibly overlooked that all these years? By reading past verse 35, that's how!
That was a rather juvenile attempt to recreate Christ, Dad.
:: What about tornados, hurricanes, forest fires, earth quakes, and floods? Are you saying that the only function these phenomenon serve are to torment humanity? Better brush up on your earth sciences there Stu.
:: What about supressed people that have freed themselves from tyranny through wars and calamity? Wasn't war "good" for THEM?
Necessary perhaps, but not good by any stretch. Just ask how good the war was for the surviving members of families who lost a husband, a father, or other family member. I know anecdotal accounts are anathema to revolutionaries but they are the face of humanity to me and never to be trivialized. The whole register of historical, hellish anecdotal occurances during revolutions must be tabulated and emotionally registered before any revolutionary can rightfully suggest he has the moral imperative to revolt. You people are actually stupid to suggest there is any moral imperative to revolt in this country. The votes aren't there, people! In fact, there are far more votes for laizze fair capitalism and less government by the common man in this country than any collectivist system has a hope of garnering.
I know! Let's have an election to prove it. I'll call my party the anti-socialism party and you guys call yourselves the anti-bourgeoisie party. We'll each print out out a clear platform, inform the public what our principles are, and see how it goes.