links: this went thru my mind (on violence)


God & violence: The Story: The Loving God of War (parts 1, 2 & 3)

“If God is most fully revealed in Jesus, and Jesus dies for others, then how can God kill and command others to kill in such high numbers?”

Guantánamo Bay: Guantánamo Hunger Strike Is Largely Over, U.S. Says

“David Remes, a lawyer for several Guantánamo detainees, said participation had fallen off because detainees had largely achieved their goals.”

Iran, nuclear weapons & the U.S.: The Irony of the “Thaw” in US-Iranian Relations [required reading]

“… dig deeper, and listen well to the marginalized voices in our world. So that we can understand more deeply why Christendom has so twisted Christianity, and why the West is moving so rapidly into post-Christian sensibilities.”

Self-esteem: Self-esteem as Violence

“…  the self is inherently violent.”

Suicide: Suicide [statistics]

“Each year suicide claims approximately 30,000 lives in America which makes it responsible for slightly more than 1 percent of deaths in the United States. … It is the most common psychiatric emergency with close to 1 million Americans receiving treatment for suicidal thoughts, behaviors or attempts on a yearly basis.”