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isn't that the truth!
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Posted 2017-09-06 6:21 AM (#223646)
Subject: isn't that the truth!


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today's Contemplation (thanks to Patricia - her comment at the end)

Why War?

Posted: 06 Sep 2017 05:00 AM PDT

Bertrand Russell 
“All this madness, all this rage, all this flaming death of our civilization and our hopes, has been brought about because a set of official gentleman, living luxurious lives, mostly stupid, and all without imagination or heart, have chosen that it should occur rather than that any one of them should suffer some infinitesimal rebuff to his country's pride.”
Why I Am Not a Christian

[This quote is certainly not meant for contemplatives - but sometimes the authority and beauty of the way someone writes or speaks moves me to share their words. At the least we can see again why 'pride' is often called the 'foremost of the seven sins'.]

Edited by orinda 2017-09-06 6:27 AM
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