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Do you want peace at any cost ?

  1. underhiswings profile image60
    underhiswingsposted 7 years ago

    Do you want peace at any cost?             Love at any cost?

    Or love and peace with truth at any cost?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes the cost is very high.

      But a couple of atomic bombs seems to do the trick.

      1. dreamworld profile image59
        dreamworldposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        i too planning to buy some peace and love!!
        can any one tell me how much it costs?

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          £30 any Saturday night, your place or mine ?

    2. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't pay for love, peace or truth. I live my life whatever the circumstances. I let the others do the homework big_smile

    3. Daniel Carter profile image89
      Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      A lot of people need to be right at all costs. There seems to be the highest price for that. And, oddly, aren't they the ones claiming that they are also "loving" everyone? Now, what's love got to do with it?

    4. My Friend Shiyloh profile image60
      My Friend Shiylohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes I will take peace at any cost.

      And yes I will take love at any cost.

      That cost is known as Truth.
      And for sure, I will take that at any cost 1st!!! smile

  2. mcbean profile image84
    mcbeanposted 7 years ago

    Hmmmmm....

    It does seem that most 'folks' seem to think that the best way to peace is through ultraviolence.

    If this is true we are definitely on the right track.

  3. underhiswings profile image60
    underhiswingsposted 7 years ago

    Interesting that so far people think it is a joke.

    Perhaps the questions were to deep for serious contemplation ?

    I hope some sincere people stop by to start a good discussion. smile

    1. Rhianni32 profile image81
      Rhianni32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Because its a trick (and poorly phrased) question.
      Nobody wants peace at ANY cost.
      We could kill everyone on the planet and have peace because nobody is around to fight.
      We could put everyone in 5'x5' cells. If everyone cant get to each other they cant fight.
      Even the semi-realistic options arent an option. 90% tax rate, draft everyone 16-65, outlaw all media and disagreement to not cause dissenting and argumentitive discussion.

      Peace isnt even defined. Is it war, fights, disagreement? Let alone you also toss in the concept of love.

      Give us something to work with here.

      1. underhiswings profile image60
        underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Trick question?...I don't do trick questions.

        Peace was not "defined" because peace to me is all of it's definitions, takes up the whole being of your life, look them up if you wish. What do you define peace to be? Just an absence of war?

        The questions are straight forward. If your answer is just yes or no, great.
        One can think a little deeper and search.

        Doing away with everything and everyone does not bring peace or love.
        If that is an option to you, it is not to me.

        So what do you require for peace, love?

        Do you need truth too? smile

  4. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Yes. I'd like Peace at any cost, as long as it doesn't involve the loss of lives but it looks like this is not possible.

    1. underhiswings profile image60
      underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the reply so far. smile

      Peace at any cost? Any?
      So just no killing is all you require right?
      What about false peace? It gives the appearance of peace, but it is an illusion right? And it cost a great deal, only to disappoint us.

      What about love at any cost?

      Do love and peace involve truth first?

      If no truth is obtained, how can we have peace and love?
      Would that not just be love and peace in a soup of lies?

      1. Lady_E profile image81
        Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Let me do the Q about Love at any cost?

        I wouldn't want love at any cost but I'm not sure if your saying - Love (relationship) or Love (for mankind in general)

        1. underhiswings profile image60
          underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          All that love encompasses with all relationships and all mankind.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    Peace at "any cost" is not peace.

    1. underhiswings profile image60
      underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Does peace require truth and love too?

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        Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Depends on your definition of peace

        1. underhiswings profile image60
          underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          The entire definition, I do not chop it up into segments.

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            Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            There is more than one definition. For example, there is world peace - no wars anywhere; there is domestic peace - all household members respect each other and work at it; there is inner peace - a peace that comes from God.

            World peace may be gotten by one nation becoming enslaved by another and not fighting back. So yes, there is "peace" but at the price of being a slave.

            Domestic peace can be had for a similar price in some situations - not worth it then either.

            Inner peace - I'll leave that one up to each individual.

            1. underhiswings profile image60
              underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              So love, peace and truth are all needed for it to all be real?

              I mean, to have "love and peace" without truth just seems like a lie to me.

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    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    There will only be peace on this earth when humans have eradicated themselves, which we are well on the way to doing. I just hope that we leave enough of an eco-system for at least some form of life to survive, even if that is some obscure plant. I dont think that war is our worry, we have to worry more about our negative effects on the bottom of the food chain.

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Speak for yourself Ryan - besides, I have much greater faith in people to show their humanity.

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        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well there is a first time for everything. Im not just speaking for myself though am I? For as long as there are countries selling weapons, there will be people dying. Both the USA and the UK are massive exporters of weapons, and then they pretend to be the saviours of the world when they have to sort out the shit.

    2. underhiswings profile image60
      underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Do you wish to eradicate yourself as an example first?

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        ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Of course not. I do not want to eradicate anybody. I just believe that there will always be wars between human societies, and you cannot show me a single period of history which suggests otherwise. Whilst I can show you that humans have been killing each other since long before the extinction of the neanderthal man. My comment is clearly common sense.

        1. underhiswings profile image60
          underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you believe in your comment, then why not start in in motion?

          If you believe the only way for peace is for everyone to die, well?

          But what about love and truth? No answer there?

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            ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Believing that war will always exist does not make me suicidal. And suicide is actually a very sensitive subject with me, so I would appreciate it if we could end this conversation now, please dont make me appeal to your so called 'Christian' nature. You woulc actually be advocating something that goes against your own so called beliefs.

            1. underhiswings profile image60
              underhiswingsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              OK, no need to talk further about your solution in order to have peace on earth.

              I do not advocate killing ones self, I was just asking you to look at your own logic and take it to a conclusion.

              Telling us that everyone needs to die for peace to exist is not common sense at all or you would be the first one to practice it. But you do not really believe in that and you showed it when asked.

              So what about love and truth?

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                ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                underhiswings, thank you for taking sensitivity into account.

                Please note that I was actually trying to convey my opinion that there will never be complete peace amongst the human race, like there never has been. If I was given a personal option between living in a world of instability and violence, or being dead, I would choose the world of instability and violence. Perhaps you can appreciate that as an athiest, this is my only life, and I intend to cherish it. In fact contrary to your perception of my last statement, I would use violence to protect my life.

                What about truth? I believe that there will always be dishonesty too. My personal opinion is that dishonesty is a trait that every human displays - some more prevelant and frequently than others. As for love, same applies. You cannot love everybody, but when you do love somebody it is something to treasure; and something worth protecting with honesty.

                That is my 2 pence, for what its worth.

                1. tantrum profile image60
                  tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  2 pence lol

        2. Jerami profile image77
          Jeramiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

               I do not advocate anything,   but has anyone thought about how we would have ran out of standing room, not to mention agricultural areas. People would be standing all over our farmlands if it were not for the deaths that all of these wars caused.Those people living and having babies and those babies growing up and having babies and grand babies and on and on... There isn't enough room in the universe (exag.) to hold all the people if we did not have death. Death is a good thing when it isn't your turn. And it will some day be your turn.  Does it really matter how it comes, when it is your turn????????
          Life is balance, life on one end of the pole and life coming out the other end.

  7. thursdays child profile image60
    thursdays childposted 7 years ago

    there will only be peace on this earth when humans have eradicated capitalisim.

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      Madame Xposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps if you moved to China you will find peace

  8. Sybil Marie profile image79
    Sybil Marieposted 7 years ago

    Okay having a hard time getting my mind around this but trying.
    It is impossible to answer a question with such large boundaries for me.There is a difference if I am talking about personal peace, situational peace, keeping peace etc. In The case of personal peace (which would be peace with in me) I guess the only way to do that would to be true and honest with myself. In doing that I may come into conflict with my situational peace. If a see a wrong being done that is blatant ( and I am able to affect) then I would have to forsake my situational peace to keep my personal internal peace.

 
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