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Peace Of The Lord Be With You: And With You Also

Updated on October 22, 2014

I just like to say to people; Peace be with you.

Peace is chasing waves with a big sister
Peace is chasing waves with a big sister

Recently some sects changed this. Amazing!!

Peace be with you is just a nice concept. Why wouldn't we wish another person peace? And with you also is just a great response. Just think if we lived our lives that way. wanting peace for others and giving of ourselves so that others have peace. What a wonderful world that would be. Here is a great thing to do. Wish yourself peace. Just say it to yourself: "Peace be with me". I promise it will not hurt one bit and may even lighten your load.

I love my Lord. I hope you have one. Recovering drunks say you can have a doorknob as your higher power. Whatever works. I am cool with dat! Scientists bow to accepted principals, laws and truths. Lawyers like written man made laws. Young girls like amour. And young boys praise balls from foot to baseball to basketball.

Recently some group said that when you wish peace the response should no longer "and with you also". I suppose they want a long version like this: "may the peace of the lord be upon you-- and may the spirit be with you as a response. Whatever!.

I just like to see people do cool things, this is pretty

So I say to people: Peace be upon you.

Angry people do not like it much. Religious Christians want me to say "the peace of the Lord". That is really funny. I just want to give you some of what I got.

If people pay me money they say I am brilliant. If people win from my direction I am a hero. If people have problems and when I am done they do not I am a savior.

Family just calls me weird with a twist of dementia. Home town just rejects me. My people look for errors in my ways. And doctors say I am in need of help.

I just have peace. It does not set well with all. And when there is not peace I am anxious and overbearing and a stumbling block to people who want there to not be peace.

I am using the me here to mean us. If you are reading this you get it. It is not us against the world but us for it, and that upsets apple carts.

I like the idea that strangers are the best receptors of kindness. Do not get me wrong I love my people, I think they love me or else why have me. But I sat down at a park bench the other day, with a fun man in an army coat in 104 degrees. What he heck was he wearing a coat for? Simple: the coat brought him peace of mind. All his stuff was in it.

Of course I gave him my peace. And damn well of course he returned the favor. "and with you also". More cool word have never been spoke.

If peace bothers you I am sorry

Just sitting on the dock of the bay.
Just sitting on the dock of the bay. | Source

"No Problem"

About a year ago I got real irritated. 3 times in one afternoon I paid someone to do something they were paid to do and said thank you. The response was "no problem". What in the heck -- NO PROBLEMS??? People actually said that? How stinking rude. My thank you was polite. No problem suggests that I burdened them and that is just wrong. Wrong on so many levels.

So I discussed it with myself and decided it was a weird twitter thing or hip slang and did not mean a thing. And I decided that I was looking them in the eye and giving them my money and I should not feel a problem with that for a simple gas fill up.

So I decided the only proper response was Peace Be with You. Now the guy at my 7 eleven says peace be with you. The bank teller says peace be with you. And my grocer says peace be with you.

I am starting to hear peace be with you instead of "no problem" when I do my errands.

I got called "Hey peace brother" by a homeless guy who is in a coffee clash I drop money off at on the corner market. You know homeless guys really like a hot cup of coffee. Maybe it brings them some peace, but I like to get it for them. Maybe they like when I say Peace be With You.

Pacific Ocean - meaning peaceful.

What a go to bring the peace of the world to another.
What a go to bring the peace of the world to another. | Source

like I say I am a sucker for cool happy, shucks I reckon I am cool happy

So I will wrap it up, these meanderings of an old man.

I do figure this piece probably gave me more peace than you. Sometimes I just write and it ain't right. But sometimes there is a crawling heart that hears one word I say and it lifts them up to know there is a worse slob out here than them. Mano-O-Mano I hope you are doing better than me. But that might be impossible as I have not met that person yet. It is just a state of sending out more peace than I have.

But if we sat around comparing I reckon you have more reason than me to have peace for I deal in the outskirts of town where values are loose and honesty rare and needs are great.

Peace be upon all of you this day.

Live in peace and do not steal.

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Yes I imagine you do have a good laugh at that. Because that is exactly what I hear from you, and it certainly makes me laugh - in a sad way. Why am I not surprised that your congregation is mostly ESL?

      "I can and you cannot. Too bad for you." I will start using this as a demonstration of the Lord's piss being upon you. Thanks for that.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      So funny you should say that. Most of our congregation are ESL and that is what they say. Happy as they can be they are pissing all over each other. The kids and I laugh to hard.

      Always fun to have you lighten things up Mark.

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      "I can and you cannot, too bad for you." Keep at it Eric. Stick it to them unbeleebers 'till they get it like u do. Because you are so awesomer than they are. May the piss of the Lord be upon you. Oh wait........

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      hihihihi, no. But I did write Dominus vobiscum to another atheist on a forum this morning. (generally -- May the peace of the Lord be with you)

      Funny about these alleged scientific folks not having a background in Latin. How do they even keep up with phylums and species and genera (yes that is plural for genus not like cacti)

      Keeping it good natured yet heated is tough

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      Mklow1 4 years ago

      Is Mark the big brother you are speaking of? lol

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Any time.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks and it just hit me,, that I should make sure and apply to myself a little better. You have brought me a great "gut check", today. Thanks

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Help yourself Eric. :D

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mklow1. There is a bit of devil in me. I have a very atheist big brother and sometimes I say it to him just to get a rise. I have some repenting to do ;-)

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Well like I suggested those forums are not all that peaceful. If things said there really bother you, I guess you should feel free to bring them here. You make a very valid point.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That is very clever indeed Mark. May I use it?

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Why would anyone get angry over hypocrisy? Jesus certainly never would have done so. Oh wait..................

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      Mklow1 4 years ago

      Kudos Eric,

      This is a great hub. Peace be with you is a great and open thing to say, so if anyone gets angry over it, it is only because they have anger within them. We all create our realities, so positive begets positive and negative begets negative.

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      No - I was watching you Eric, but - I see you want to be able to foster ill will and hatred on one side and still claim to be offering peace on another? I see. And - no - I ascribed words you said to some one else. Are you saying now that - because I think your claims are nonsense - I am not being close minded? Here it is indeed peaceful. I might not have even spoken to you. Almost like I said nothing at all. I will in that case leave you in your peaceful space and only accost you when you are fostering conflict and hatred on another page, because that still counts as peaceful some how. lol

      Once again - thanks for reminding me why I rejected your belief system in the first place.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Let me see, you are saying that I am creating ill will right now on this hub? And it seems that I am in with some bad folks "you guys".

      Is it possible you are bringing in baggage from other folks and painting me with it. You ascribed to me words I wrote to a hubber named ATM. ATM is a delightful Christian basher. And I appreciate his downright nastiness as being a philosophical blunt force trauma.

      But I am not engaging in that on this hub. That is for forums deliberately designed to stir the pot and interest. Those places are not for sissies and are barely safe and peaceful.

      But not here in this venue. Here it is peaceful. I have not condemned or insulted you here.

      (oh and I think they just stone or chop off heads now in the name of religion ;-)

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Nonsense. I guess we have moved on from you guys burning unbelievers at the stake, but - you have missed my point entirely. You create conflict and the fact that you are legally prevented from burning me at the stake is not "peace." And certainly - "the Lord" had nothing to do with it.

      Please try reading what I wrote again and 0f instead of defending your right to create ill will and hatred because it is safe to do so - ask why you do not actually try to foster peace instead? Wouldn't that be a better approach?

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Alright I will try again.

      Our ability to have antagonistic points of view and share them can only happen in a peaceful setting. Dissension and argument cannot flourish with out the peace and security of knowing that reprisal is not going to happen. That is peace in one sense.

      (I only used the word attack to fit in with your description. I believe you intend to attack my position and not me, but I could be wrong. I am using attack like I would use it in chess)

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      I am not attacking you. I am pointing out why your beliefs cause conflict. I actually feel very uncomfortable and genuinely wish you were prepared to listen to what I am saying instead of dismissing it as an "attack."

      No - I don't see what you mean at all. That is because you are not trying to make a point other than to dismiss what I am saying to you.

      I meant what I said before - I hope you eventually learn some genuine peace. Having said that - 2,000 years of Christians fighting and arguing - it seems unlikely you are interested in genuine peace. Once again - this is why I originally discarded your belief system as self righteous hypocrisy. Unfortunately - I don't see a solution other than pointing out the hypocrisy - because believers are incapable of listening to other viewpoints without dismissing them as "attacks" or "persecution."

      What a shame. :(

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I like how you paraphrased what I said. Let me say it this way: Peace includes a space where conflict can be engaged with out harm. Kind of like a Socratic dialogue yet with opposing opinions.

      Just like right now, you feel comfortable attacking me and my beliefs. And I feel comfortable letting you. It rolls into security which is certainly part of peace. I am certainly secure enough to take your criticism and try harder not to "aggesively attacking" anyone.

      Do you see what I mean now?

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      AH - so when you say "peace," you actually mean "conflict." I don't see you "debating," either - I see you aggressively attacking anyone who does not believe your claims as being "close minded." I guess this is why your beliefs cause so much ill will and hatred.

      What a shame the "peace of the Lord," causes such division and hate. But - certainly one of the reasons I originally rejected this irrational belif system.

      Here's hoping you eventually learn some genuine peace instead of the Christian version. Bene rem gere.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dominus vobiscum

      Thank you much friend.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I am thinking of you MsDora and wishing you peace with your hard decisions.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Mark Knowles, thank you for coming by and reading and commenting. You make an excellent point. One that requires another hub. Part of the notion of earthly peace is our ability to engage in conflict without fear. It might sound oxymoronic to some. Sporting competition and debate only thrive in peace. I wish you peace so that you can feel free to challenge me.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Hi Eric! " I just want to give you some of what I got." I like that. When a person says, "Peace!" "Peace of the Lord," "No Problem," there are giving what they got. We have the opportunity to give what we have when we respond. The exchange can make a world of difference if the right attitude and good intentions are what we have. I personally like it when you say, "Peace be with you." Good job!

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      Mark Knowles 4 years ago

      Interesting. Just seen you verbally abusing people on the forum and claiming that you know much, much better than they do, and anyone who does not agree with your irrational assertions is being "close minded."

      I wonder if I can get across to you that - if you guys actually practiced what you preach - I would be all over your religion. Sadly, you say you wish everyone peace, and then start contentious forum threads in order to fight and argue and generally spread discord. This aspect (which is very, very typical of believers) of your beliefs is what originally made me question the whole thing and - I came to the conclusion that most self-professed believers are self righteous hypocrites and don't ACTUALLY believe anything at all. If they did - they would not act as they do.

      Once more - sadly, again - thanks for validating my opinion of your belief system. :(

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Et cum spiritu tuo, Eric! :)