• Submitted By: nguyen
  • Date Submitted: 02/17/2009 12:38 PM
  • Category: Religion
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Today I'll write about violence, because lately there has been so much violence in this world.
The war in Iraq and the Gaza conflict, people are just dying left and right, up and down side to side. and I'm sick of it.
I mean just today, a witness attempted murder reported: " This guy Tom he just oicked up a knife, and he threw it... he threw it at Jerry! What did Jerry ever do to you Tom?"
Hence the Question arisis, why can't we all just get along? why can't we all just live together in peace?
Both cat and mouse, dog and cat, short dan tall, fat and skinny, blacks and asians, coke abd pepsi, husband and wife... sometimes husband and husband. I mean if all of these things would just get along, we have no violence, no conflict, it would be great!
But sadly not everyone is as peaceful as I am. I mean I would not hurt a fly, I would never come to violence to solve my problems. I don't even think I hurt one person in my intired life.
Let's get into the serious plot of my essay.
People asked me: "what made you to be so peaceful?"
My anwer is christianity and Jesus Christ made me peaceful. I know many of you will laugh or your mind is focused on the quotation from the old testament "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth".
But let me give you another part from the new testament. Jesus sermon on the mount rejects revenge therfore he offers the love for your enemies.
Let me give you a quotation from Mathew 5:38-48, to finish this

" 38"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.'[a] 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

43"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor[b] and hate your enemy.' 44But...

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