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Courage and velour is nothing but the firmness to stand by the truth even in adverse situations. Fighting with arms and ammunition is simply a sign of cowardice. Invention of arms is the result of fear for life because of a feeling of guilt. Wars are fought to assert nations' supremacy at the cost of truth and honesty. One country lying to another country is commonly seen.If nations speak the truth there will no be no need to produce arms. Only when we stop producing arms and ammunition the world will see peace on earth

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What about the time when you are being attacked by people with weapons? Will you stand by your point and stay idle as your enemies slaughter your people? Just to remain true to your philosophy?

The earth is full of the bones of pacifists who hoped in the goodness of people

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Sunny_the_skeptic 6 months ago

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When the crap hits the fan, the pacifists generally cower in hiding and wait for the men and women with courage to go out and defend them. That's the way it always has been and always will be. Pacifism
is just an excuse many cowards use to have others fight their battles.

As a side note, how are all those gun free zones, like Chicago and Baltimore faring these days?

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JustJimColo 6 months ago

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You two are wrecking my whole mood over here.

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PhilboydStudge 6 months ago

In response to “You two are wrecking my whole mood over here.

We try. LOL
Hows this?... Got my wife a 380 pocket pistol and sent her to a conceal carry class for Christmas. She got some serious range time after Christmas. (An elderly friend of hers was robbed and beaten up a year ago) Nobody there to help.

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JustJimColo 6 months ago

I once tried to negotiate with a bullet.

I lost, but I still think I was having the right to present my case, before I had to shoot the guy. One shoulder, one life. It was a mismatch, I have to agree. I **** hate the former Yogort.. Youg... Youg.. Yog... Something + slavia. I also hate the UN peace corp.

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ZonkeyBalls 6 months ago

In response to “I once tried to negotiate with a bullet. I...

But were you completely honest with the bullet? Perhaps if you had been, the strength of your honesty would have caused the bullet to just ricochet off your shoulder.

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Maze 4 months ago

In response to “But were you completely honest with the...

I think it had an on-going romantic dispute over my elbow. Some body parts, you can never trust.

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ZonkeyBalls 4 months ago

Nice ideas and thoughts but totally outdated and unreal. Wish it could be that way but it isn't and never will be.
It would be nice to see peace on Earth but it's never going to happen in this lifetime or probably any other.

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Rooster 6 months ago

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I'll take the word of those who have faced real bullets over that of an armchair philosopher anytime.

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Thinkerbell 6 months ago

Well Ezhil, you can hold 'em off with your courage and velour fabric while I run back to the cabin to grab some weapons that might actually save our asses!

Maybe before we stop making weapons, we get the nations to be honest with each other first - you know, just in case.

On the brighter side, Trump was brutally honest with North Korea, telling 'em don't mess with us or you'll be vaporized. So far, so good!

Peace, out.

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Budwick 6 months ago

Nice thought but totally unrealistic. If we don't produce weapons people will just kill each other with rocks, sticks, kitchen knives, and their bare hands. It has been this way since the beginning of written history.

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JerryHendrickson 6 months ago

I agree with most above in that it would be nice but is almost impossible to imagine.

I won't disagree with your post though because believing peace is impossible will undoubtedly make it impossible (aka. a self-fulling prophesy).

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PhilboydStudge 6 months ago

True...Honesty is strength..but if that's all you bring to a gunfight..

You'll honestly be dead..

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DandyDon 6 months ago

Let us be different from the barbaric early man.
Guns were the invention of frightened and devilish minds. People are shot at because of some misunderstanding. May be because of fanaticism of many isms like communalism, castism, language chauvinism etc etc.So the way out of this imbroglio is removing those fanatic ideas. It cannot be remedied by producing guns and missiles as the basic cause for the provocation remains. Let us not shy away from solutions. Let us not be fatalistic in our outlook. Let us try to create a better world by being humanistic. Let the world be devoid of fanaticism of religions, languages, castes and many such isms that create alienation between individuals and the nations. Let us propagate the idea of TRUTH which is the biggest casualty in this world of materialism full of parochial and selfish minds.

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ezhil 6 months ago see 5 thugs force a woman in to the back seat of a car one night. They see you seeing them, and they've decided well, they can't have while two stay with the girl, the other three start to come for you. Of course, you are going to stand there and state that you saw them do it right?
And so, to my mind, there is a time for truth, and there is a time for prudence. Me? I keep my weapon at hand, and I feel very comfortable saying it. ;)

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Freeranger 6 months ago

There are times when using a firearm is a perfectly rational choice, not cowardly at all.

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Thinkerbell 6 months ago

In response to “There are times when using a firearm is a...

yah....why bother to explain really. Idealism is not real life though, a utopian world would be bliss wouldn't it?.....or.....would it? [sigh]

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Freeranger 6 months ago

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Maybe we should give a utopian world a shot. (biggrin)


Thinkerbell 6 months ago

In response to “Maybe we should give a utopian world a shot...

well....there's that but....without some sour, nothing is sweet.

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Freeranger 6 months ago

Not willing to change one's attitude towards better things is a dangerous trend.
Probably the parenting methods have something to do with this stubbornness of individuals.Let us not call yearning for a better world as utopian. We are living in a sick world.We may not be able to prevent the sickness immediately but the sickness has to be at least treated by some available medicines.
The idiotic world, with lot of cowards, will make arms at the cost of people's welfare and find some rationality for using them. Great thinking!
People do not see the beauty around because their minds are utterly dirty. Many lead a temporary life throughout. In this real world with firearms in households, sometimes even in children's hands, children coming back from school safely is not guaranteed!

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ezhil 6 months ago

In response to “Not willing to change one's attitude towards...

Having traveled much of the world has left me a realist.
You should revisit the history of mankind due to the simple fact that man has has some form of weapon at hand since his beginning. Whether it's a piece of stone, a club, a spear, slingshot, bow and arrow, or a firearm, man has used some type of weapon to either hunt with, use defensively, or conquer another tribe with to the present. Look at such nomadic peoples as the Sioux, Crow, and Cheyenne, or any other indigenous tribe throughout the world. Most have the same history in one form or another.
Having said that, at the risk of sounding cruel, you're offering little, if anything in terms of rational thinking. Your whole dialogue is very pie-in-the-sky.....and I suspect I'm not alone in my position. Theorizing over parenting is just one example.
Describing it as a sickness is actually describing you as a pacifist. If that's your ideal fine, but don't castigate the rest of us because we're quite okay with our own ideal of what our "utopia" is. Quite frankly, we are quite rational. I would also point out something you're chosen not to include in your narrative is your ability to sit back safely and theorize in the safety of your own home. That did not come to you because you've decided to speak what you feel is your truth. That comes to you as the result of those of us who went and served in the military, or those who serve and protect in our nation's police forces. We all either carried, or carry weapons today. By extension, it speaks to Robert Frost proverb from The Mending Wall in that "good fences make good neighbors". If you need that good fence, your neighbors may not be that good after all. And, that given, I have every intention of maintaining that fence lest neighbors decide the horde together to do me harm, because the history of man is also one of a predator. Sorry, but it's all over his DNA.

You will NEVER establish a civil society in totality. There will always exist that percentage which has no desire or intention in conformity. Truth, laying at peace with your neighbor, and doing the right thing are not parts of their lexicon. Instead, I believe in the axiom that an unarmed man is a subject, but an armed on is a citizen. As I stated at the beginning, I have experienced enough of the world in and out of uniform to know the difference.

As in all things on opinion websites, mileages vary.

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Freeranger 6 months ago

Mahatma Gandhi of India has said that a soldier is a trained murderer. Wars are inhuman. Killing other people in the name of patriotism, sovereignty etc is a crime committed against humanity. Concepts and philosophies are for the whole humanity. Individual incidents or experiences cannot be generalised. Killing others with weapons either by civilians or military personnel is nothing but a crime. The fanaticism of nationality or such things has no licence to take the life of other human beings. It is barbarism.

DNAs should change over time. That is how evolution took place. People who want to be primitive with their little experiences cannot dictate to others.Great minds have always spoken against wars. Political class will not come under this category. Trying to safeguard one's territory is an animal instinct, only animals are known to mark their own territory. More than that territory itself is an undesirable concept. It was neither made by god nor nature.It is purely man made , made by settlers arbitrarily. What sanctity they have to influence people to act in a particular way.

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ezhil 6 months ago

you don't like firearms?

where did you learn that stinking thinking

stay in your safe space

the world is not always a nice place

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Neanderthal_Momdoer 6 months ago

the world is not always a nice place--because of people like you

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ezhil 6 months ago

"Honesty is strength. So use of arms is but a sign of cowardice"

"Honesty is strength" ... is that even true? It's a virtue, no doubt about that, but is it strength? Well no, honesty is honesty, strength is strength. Saying honesty is strength is like saying pizza is ice cream.

The ability to defeat an opponent in battle is a form of strength, and "use of arms" is a necessary component of that ability. Thus, use of arms is an application of strength.

If you're being invaded, what's honesty going to do to protect you? Are you going to confront enemy forces by telling them it's not nice to invade people?

To engage in combat is one of the most terrifying things you can do, some survivors never recover from the psychological shock of it, so those who put themselves forward to "use arms" exhibit great courage.

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Maze 4 months ago

break into my home
that's when WAR starts
I came into this world covered in someone else's Blood
don't mind leaving in the same manner

it's so easy to call others COWARDS over the internet
you want my location so you can say it to my face?
I'll pay for your airfair

trust me
my Armor is not shiney

those with shiney armor haven't been tested

I fully reject your MORAL high ground position

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Neanderthal_Momdoer 4 months ago

Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

"Delivered unto me," get it? Satan is the god of earthly authority. Right/wrong doesn't matter. An authority does not care if the whole world crashes and burns as long as he can be on top all the way to the bottom.

But it's a mistake to think those people are all cowards. Some are, but many or most firmly believe that might determines who is right, or at least who is left. If someone has to die, so be it.

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that_guy 4 months ago