Respect for the rights of others means peace. -Benito Juárez
Respect the rights to fear?
Respect the rights to hate?
Respect the rights to destroy?
Respect the rights to greed?
Respect the rights to defraud?
Respect the rights to deceive?
Respect the rights to kill?
There's 220 verses from the wholly, woolly Bible (Bah, bah, black sheep sitting in the dead of dawn...) with the word WAR.
That's some number btw, that catch-22 of Totality!
And there's 400 of them squirrely scriptures on the subject of PEACE!
That's a lot of FOOD for the soul to drink and lodge over!
Let us eat, drink and make merry: it's 4:20!
1 Kings 4:20 Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
WAR & PEACE!
Would make a nice title of a book, come to think of it.
WAR & PEACE.
I wonder if anyone ever titled a book by that NAME?
If the two, "WAR & PEACE" are combined, there's a TOTALITY of SEVEN!
Oh, that lucky-lucifer SEVEN!
It don't surprise me to see, that handsom devil, Lucifer to see.
Only ONE reference in Bible Land with that shining name!
Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Thank GOD for the leaves of the Tree of Life, ...for the healing of the nations!
Ab ovo usque ad mala!
From the egg right to the apple
(i.e. from the beginning to the end).
(Horatius, Ars poetica)
Deuteronomy 20:12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
1 Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
1 Kings 20:18 And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take them alive.
Psalms 120:7 I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.
Ecclesiastes 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
Micah 3:5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him.
Summum ius, summa iniuria.
The extreme law is the greatest injustice.
(Cicero, De officiis)
Prohibition is the Enemy!