Just lettin' it be known that THIS WOMAN hates WAR!!!

  1. dear allnurses family.....and allnurses lurkers...both in america and overseas:

    i, cheerfuldoer...aka as renee...want it to be on record here at my favorite hang-out that i detest war of any kind!

    if i had the "power" to cause everyone to love one another...i would zap every human being with that power!

    there is farrrrrr too much hate and prejudice in our world...when we should be spending our few breaths here on earth in more positive ways.

    i do not care where in this world you are tuning in to allnurses from...i want everyone of you to spread the word where you live that you know at least one human being on earth who truly does love every single one of you! :kiss

    it saddens me that the value of a man, woman, or child's life has to come down to such a low level of appreciation for one another as we have over time. why??? why have we chosen hate over love??? why have we chosen separatism over unity??? why have we chosen to make haste in our lives in the wrong spirit of brotherly and sisterly love and togetherness???

    so what.....yes...we do grow up in different countries. answer me this people from across the world...

    how many of you had a choice in what race, nationality, religion, creed, or ethnic culture you entered the world as???

    how many of you got to put in your "order" before coming to earth???

    how many of you are "here against your will"???

    how many of you are intelligent enough to make your own decisions......not based on the laws of man....but on the laws that speak to you from your gut...your inner person???

    if your parents raised you one way......and that way just happened to be "ugly and hateful"...then why do you still choose to remain as such???

    why war against one another???

    war is not just going on between nations....war is going on in our own countries, our own states or provinces, our own cities, our own neighborhoods.....and let's break it down even further friends....war is going on even in our very "homes".....maybe not in your home...but when you disagree with someone in your home....and you argue about that disagreement until the cows turn green......that's war...in your home...so not one of us is exempt from the pain of war.

    what say you...in this "world that keeps on turning???" :kiss
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 22, '02
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    my, what a thought provoking post!
  4. by   ~FloridaCCRN~
    Amen..:kiss
  5. by   live4today
    Ohhhhhh...this Mother is on a roll today! I'm feeling warm and all fuzzy inside because I am celebrating this day with my babygirl on her birthday! I am thinking how powerful it is to have such a gift only to see it torn apart in war by other hands of man. What sadness that is in my heart for our country.....our world.....our universe.
  6. by   sjoe
    Let's see: You hate war, and then say that war is based on hate. Is there something wrong with this picture?

    As far as the "laws of the gut" are concerned--have you noticed that rage and hate live in the belly, along with perhaps milder emotions?

    Have you read the hate- and violence- and mayhem-filled posts on this very BB stemming from overblown fears of child abduction? What is the first thing these people think of when their fear is activated? Kill, destroy, dismember the bastards!

    Thought provoking, indeed.
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by sjoe
    Let's see: You hate war, and then say that war is based on hate. Is there something wrong with this picture?

    As far as the "laws of the gut" are concerned--have you noticed that rage and hate live in the belly, along with perhaps milder emotions?

    Have you read the hate- and violence- and mayhem-filled posts on this very BB stemming from overblown fears of child abduction? What is the first thing these people think of when their fear is activated? Kill, destroy, dismember the bastards!

    Thought provoking, indeed.
    Dear sjoe

    Yes.....I did NOT stutter when I said that I hate war!

    And yes......WAR is ugly......regardless of the rationale behind it!
    Didn't stutter there either.

    Yes again.....I've read those post that you speak of.....but what is MORE profound here is that not only did I READ post that spoke of violence, hate, etc........I have LIVED for 50 looooooongggggg years now in a world that seems to love dishing out that same violence and hate...DIRECTLY having had it inflicted on my own person......so.....sjoe......which would you say is the GREATEST teacher in life??? That which we read about......or that which we personally have lived???

    I have LIVED, ATE, and BREATHED the results of WAR inflicted on my mind, my body, my emotional state of mind....but no one will ever steal my SOUL!
  8. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer


    Dear sjoe

    Yes.....I did NOT stutter when I said that I hate war!

    And yes......WAR is ugly......regardless of the rationale behind it!
    Didn't stutter there either.

    Yes again.....I've read those post that you speak of.....but what is MORE profound here is that not only did I READ post that spoke of violence, hate, etc........I have LIVED for 50 looooooongggggg years now in a world that seems to love dishing out that same violence and hate...DIRECTLY having had it inflicted on my own person......so.....sjoe......which would you say is the GREATEST teacher in life??? That which we read about......or that which we personally have lived???

    I have LIVED, ATE, and BREATHED the results of WAR inflicted on my mind, my body, my emotional state of mind....but no one will ever steal my SOUL!
    Renee,
    Ditto that. Well said, sister!

    Joy
  9. by   live4today
    Thank you, Joy! :kiss
  10. by   Cathy Wilson, RN
    Renee, very good post! Have you ever thought of teaching Civics or American History, or Sociology?

    I have a few thoughts on this, from my upbringing, church training, and personal observations:

    First, the Bible says that "there will be wars and rumors of wars." This is because we were seperated from God and His perfect wisdom and guidance for our lives when Adam and Eve first sinned. Because there are those who do not believe in the concept of sin, heaven, hell, and salvation, we will always have people going about things in their own way, with their own concept of what is right. The only thing is, their neighbors may have another concept that is entirely different (witness Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, and Jews and Arabs in Jerusalem and other regions of the Holy Land).

    God did not create us to be unhappy people. Evil, in all its forms, is to blame for the things that make most of us unhappy or ill in spirit. This may result from evil that we do, or that is done to us, or evil that exists in the world.

    IMHO, the only way that we can moderate the unrest in the world is to try to be moderate in the things we do and say, and to live the life that we have been taught, by the 10 commandments, from the Bible. That is not to say that in being moderate, we are sissies, or pushovers. We have an obligation to stand up for what we know to be right.

    Many religions are tangled up in political ideologies these days. One should never condemn the religion of another, but it may be necessary to condemn the ideals and political views they embrace and espouse. This is where things get sticky, and difficult to live. I would be most interested in hearing what others have to say about how this can be overcome.
    Last edit by Cathy Wilson, RN on Aug 22, '02
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    renee, i understood your post and my first comment too it was simply an amen!
  12. by   live4today
    CATHY: Thumbs up on that analogy you presented! I am a firm believer in what you speak about here, but knowing not all buy into the existence of ONE CREATOR....ONE GOD....ONE SALVATION.....ONE ATONEMENT.....ONE ACCEPTANCE.....ONE LOVE FOR ALL MANKIND.....you will no doubt have comments posted that are of the "scientific nature" of mankind. :chuckle

    Having said that.....I was LOUSY in all my history classes...yawned a lot in Civics class in high school...but... having LIVED history in more ways than I can ever begin to count.....I am only a small fraction of the whole part of the historical pain man has faced in life.

    In college, the only two Sociology classes that I liked (out of MANY) were Sociology II and "Family Life.......yada yada" (sorry...have to look at my long transcript to get the exact title). :chuckle So...... wouldn't want to teach Sociology.

    Now....Psychology....that's right up my alley!
    Last edit by live4today on Aug 22, '02
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    cathy, well said!
  14. by   live4today
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    renee, i understood your post and my first comment too it was simply an amen!
    thank you, dah-lin! :kiss

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