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"Blessed are the peace-makers" is a theme we have heard through the ages. Is peace possible? Discuss. Since the biblical era, there have been wars and rivalries between men for the most trivial of reasons to the most valid of excuses. It is an evident fact that different organizations in the world strive for peace, but the leaders of various countries and their citizens' do not rise up and march towards a peaceful society. Even in there home land, violence is the norm, and even in some instances glorified. Until peace is whole hearted sought after and yearned for by all, peace is entirely impossible. The plain honest truth is that there is too much ignorance for us to live in a peaceful world. There is insufficient knowledge of people and there beliefs, and lack of the desire to know. Had people been driven to educate themselves about the cultural differences between different groups, I feel there would be a reduction in the amount of hate crimes towards. ...read more.


Sadly, the tension between the Muslims in their home country is so disturbing that they cannot prevent civil unrest in their own country. This may be why they don't relate to other countries in a peaceful fashion. The religious concepts that found the Muslim culture are not cohesive to those of most other regions. They teach imbalanced morals towards life and are in part what keep their society so downtrodden. There are widening gaps between the rich and the poor. The governing system has no problem with this and therefore keeps it this way, and thus causes hatred to fume in that country towards the to groups. The sight of palatial mansions guarded by security guards carrying automatic weapons and the nearby miserable squalor of shantytowns teeming with poor children cause the poor riot in search of justice. The rich kill for a feeling of superiority which keeps the country currently at war with itself. Even the countries in the western hemisphere are at war with themselves. ...read more.


Regardless of this, violence is a prevalent problem in this country. In the past month of October alone, there were a mass amount of senseless deaths. For example, many lives of young men are taken for because their killers do not feel like they were given the respect that society somehow "owes" them. They kill because they feel it's their right to take the life of someone who they feel are not deserving as if they were God. Pure frustration also is to blame for much crime. People become fed up and irrational for various reasons and then act out irrationally which adds to the unrest in society. But if a small nation such as the Bahamas cannot remain peaceful, how can one expect that international powers with much more at stake than us can be inclined to be peaceful. Peace is a wonderful thing and everyone wants it, but their ideas on what it should entail are greatly varied. In forming peace treaties, countries have problems deciding on what the rules to follow should be. Blessed are the peacemakers, but until everyone can come on the same page as to what peace really means, we shall never live in a society with it. ...read more.

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