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  • that is better, but still no permanent world peace.

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  • that is essentially the same.

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    Default World Peace--Is It Possible?

    There are countless organizations dedicated to the proposition that world peace is possible and is worth working for. What do you think? Will the world get better? Or will it get worse? Or do you believe it will remain the same? Do you do your part? What is your part?

    www.worldpeace.org/
    www.worldpeacefoundation.org/
    www.worldpeacenewsletter.com/
    www.coalitionforworldpeace.org/
    www.peaceday.org/
    www.worldpeace.org.au/
    www.johnworldpeace.com/
    www.pwpa.org/
    www.apn.org/
    http://cpn.nd.edu/
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    Those people are a detriment to peace. Accommodationists, Marxists and cowards. The way to peace is rendering your enemy unable to make war, and thousands of years of human history support that position.

    What pacifism too often ends up as is what was demonstrated by the ANC in South Africa. When the cameras are there, hold hands and sing "Kumbaya." When the cameras leave, set your political opponents on fire. The left-wing "peace" outfits are only peaceful when soliciting donations. You should see some of the extremists they support.

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    For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
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    The world will get better short term only. The economy will do much better in the near future. However as morals and values decline, the world will gradually becoming worse than ever. So the survey questions is not a complete question. Is it talking 10 years down the road, or 100 years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccibball50 View Post
    So the survey questions is not a complete question. Is it talking 10 years down the road, or 100 years?
    That is true. It is pretty clear that the human race will end in disaster probably at our own hands. We are destined for extinction but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve a great deal of progress towards peace in the meantime. This poll should have a box for “A world…that is better, but still no permanent world peace, but then we’ll all die.”

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    However as morals and values decline, the world will gradually becoming worse than ever.
    Who says moral values are declining? We have come incredibly far in just the past few centuries. The world may not be more peacefull but we have reached a zenith in human rights awareness and understanding. The US has an African American president for gosh sakes! If that isn't a huge improvement in moral values I don't know what you need to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post

    Who says moral values are declining? We have come incredibly far in just the past few centuries. The world may not be more peacefull but we have reached a zenith in human rights awareness and understanding. The US has an African American president for gosh sakes! If that isn't a huge improvement in moral values I don't know what you need to see.
    I agree a black president is a huge step morally and I am glad that the United States has come to a point where color does not matter in politics. However, morals taught by parents are definatley declining. For example, explicit language is much more acceptable, divorce rates and crime continue to rise and more and more political figures are money hungry and and always striving for power. One example is the governor who tried to sell Obama's senate seat. Good morals taught in home and school set the standards for how people live their life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgul View Post
    Who says moral values are declining? We have come incredibly far in just the past few centuries. The world may not be more peacefull but we have reached a zenith in human rights awareness and understanding. The US has an African American president for gosh sakes! If that isn't a huge improvement in moral values I don't know what you need to see.
    I think of it in terms of degree. The good get better and the bad get worse. The net may be a trade off, or good may even gain the edge, but there is still a lot of evil in the world and it is larger and worse by degree than ever before. The stakes are also higher--for example, compare bow and arrows of a thousand years ago to hydrogen bombs of today.
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    im still very optimist in achieving the world peace..i believe that peace comes out first to our own self..we should teach our children the good values and morals..so that when the time comes that they are all grown up they well educated and knows how to commit world peace..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccibball50 View Post
    The world will get better short term only. The economy will do much better in the near future. However as morals and values decline, the world will gradually becoming worse than ever. So the survey questions is not a complete question. Is it talking 10 years down the road, or 100 years?
    It is difficult to put it to years, because we don't know how long the world will last. That is why I chose the term "long run." which is a relative term depending on how long the world lasts. If you think the world will not last more than ten years more, then long run is, say, 8 to 10 years. If you think the world will last 1,000 more years, then 100 years is pretty short term.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    It is difficult to put it to years, because we don't know how long the world will last. That is why I chose the term "long run." which is a relative term depending on how long the world lasts. If you think the world will not last more than ten years more, then long run is, say, 8 to 10 years. If you think the world will last 1,000 more years, then 100 years is pretty short term.
    Good Point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Automatic Monkey View Post
    Those people are a detriment to peace. Accommodationists, Marxists and cowards. The way to peace is rendering your enemy unable to make war, and thousands of years of human history support that position.

    What pacifism too often ends up as is what was demonstrated by the ANC in South Africa. When the cameras are there, hold hands and sing "Kumbaya." When the cameras leave, set your political opponents on fire. The left-wing "peace" outfits are only peaceful when soliciting donations. You should see some of the extremists they support.
    Mankind has fought war after war for thousands of years and is no closer to peace than it ever was. When people figure out that true strength comes from not resorting to violence over every little percieved wrong, then we might get somewhere. All our wars have accomplished to this point is our becoming more efficiant at killing.
    Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out just how far one can go.


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    No world peace till Christ comes back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moo321 View Post
    No world peace till Christ comes back.
    hahaha...we wont live so long...unless the sience find a cure for immortality....

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