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the violence of the machine

July 12, 2017

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I AM what I AM. I AM a man of peace and justice. I AM a man of equality and community. Trying to live a life of integrity and simplicity. I AM what I AM. This is my identity. . How does a man of peace Live while being swallowed up By the violence of […]

A world of words

March 8, 2016

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    Words are weapons of violence Words are tools of peace   Words are never the reality itself Words can only point to reality   Reality can be only partially expressed by words that are by nature simply signs and symbols Reality can only be understood through direct experience by the heart; not the […]

a violence of the heart

October 17, 2012

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a violence of the heart

I am amazed at what this political race has done to civility in America. Brothers are labeling their own brothers "satan" if they disagree with their politics. Sisters are labeling their own sisters "satan" if they disagree with their politics. In doing so, they are not only judging their politics but also their faith and spirituality, their intentions and motivations, and the very destiny of their souls. This lack of civility has led to a civil war of the heart and soul that is just as damaging as the Civil War of 150 years ago. This lack of civility is an act of violence that violates the very identity and integrity of our own fellow Americans; a violence greater than any physical violence... a violence of the heart. I cannot use a medium such as facebook to try to make you believe like I do. I respect you too much for that. For me to stoop to such tactics of war would be a violation of my testimonies of peace, integrity, community, and equality that my faith requires. https://ronirvine.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/violence/

the space between

April 21, 2012

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I’m seeking a voice that’ll cross the spaces, a language that will speak with honor and respect to the sacred Space Between us all. We must find a new language of peace that creates, sustains, and reflects a culture of peace rather than the language of violence, inequality, and dominance that reflects the culture in […]

living in peace

October 16, 2011

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Over and over I ask myself, what does it mean to live in peace? I know there is no other thoughtful and heartful way of living. And yet… what does this really mean? Nationally, what do I believe about peace? Do I really believe that we can solve our problems with the violence of war? […]