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Random War Notes
A French “peace activist” has been detained and faces deportation, after fraudulently claiming to be walking around the world for peace, in order to beg for free food. In fact, he was hitch-hiking.
The ABC’s unexpected headline to this story:
Police nab food-mooching hitchhike-monkey
Buy in Gloom, Sell in Boom
Am I right in my suspicion that Christian blogs are now being “sold off”? Christian bloggers had plenty to say – on the morality of war – in the build-up. But now the war has begun, and I think that web surfers probably want news, not ethics.
What’s the experience of other Christian bloggers?
More Christian Answers on War?
The great religious orders of Christianity - the Benedictines, the Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Jesuits - are well known for their monasteries, their learning, and their missions around the world. But in the Middle Ages and beyond, there was another kind of religious order whose profession it was to bear arms in defence of Christendom. This lavishly illustrated work tells the extraordinary story of the military orders of the Church.
I haven’t seen the book, but it appears to be excellent. It may even contain some more Christian answers on war.
Some uncommon commonsense on the disease in The Australian from Peter Curson
Of course, the most important ingredient has been human behaviour. Changes in sexual behaviour, the increasing use of drugs, the pursuit of "pure and natural" foodstuffs, the migration to large cities, holidaying in the Amazon basin, and the increasing number of young children in daycare – all these factors have provided an environment conducive to the spread and emergence of infections.
April 4th, 2003