• jc

    Peace is more elusive than we think. Author C. David Coates wrote an eye opening poem which, like a mirror, exposes us to truths we may not wish to see. Here is a slightly modified version of that poem.

    “Aren’t humans amazing? They kill wildlife – birds, deer, all kinds of cats, coyotes, beavers, groundhogs, mice and foxes by the million in order to protect their domestic animals and their feed.

    Then they kill domestic animals by the billion and eat them. This in turn kills people by the million, because eating all those animals leads to degenerative – and fatal – health conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and cancer.

    So then humans spend billions of dollars torturing and killing millions more animals to look for cures for these diseases.

    Elsewhere, millions of other human beings are being killed by hunger and malnutrition because food they could eat is being used to fatten domestic animals.

    Meanwhile, few people recognize the absurdity of humans, who kill so easily and violently, and then plead for ‘Peace on Earth.'”

    The good news is that anyone can break this cycle of violence. I did and you can too. Each of us has the power to choose compassion. Please visit these websites to align your core values with life affirming choices: http://veganvideo.org & http://tryveg.com

  • Shaman

    You lost me at “prayer”.

    If God exists and is interested, He could grant you this prayer of peace.
    He either has no interest or He has decided to refuse to reveal Himself in a way which would destroy your right to deny that he exists (free will).
    Why ask such a ‘god’ for anything? Why bother?

    We humans will be able to accomplish much more toward peace once we all agree that God is nonsense and we are left to fend for ourselves.

  • Phillipe

    Many thanks for this brother.

  • Tom Downs

    This Christian believes that God doesn’t so much rescue us as save us by showing us how to bring peace to life. Well said, Omid.

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  • CM Roberts

    Anyone who wants a REASONABLE answer as to why God allows suffering and hasn’t yet brought “peace on earth”, read the info in the link:
    http://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-teach/why-does-god-allow-suffering/

  • Atheist Max

    Right, here is the best answer…
    Because God isn’t.