John David Kudrick

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That’ll Quote: Finding God via Suffering

Here’s the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe. God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. And sometimes it just manifest itself even if you not looking, or don’t know what you looking for. Trouble do it for most folks, I think. Sorrow, lord. Feeling like shit.

Shug Avery

in The Color Purple 

by Alice Walker

 

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Thought-Provoking Thanksgiving

Do Native Americans

Celebrate Thanksgiving

and Should You?

by Nadra Kareem Nittle

Updated August 26, 2018

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Bonus

 

George Kudrick didn’t go to war in WWII’s Pacific Theater to fight or kill anyone.

He didn’t go to represent the United States or its flag.

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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Jesus of Nazareth

From the Book of Matthew,

Chapter 5, Verse 9

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 10 of 11

You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Jesus of Nazareth

From the Book of Matthew,

Chapter 5, Verses 43-44

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 9 of 11

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower

From “The Chance for Peace” Speech,

April 16, 1953

Commemorating Armistice Day’s 100th Anniversary: Day 8 of 11

A true revolution of values will lay hand on the world order and say of war, “This way of settling differences is not just.” … A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From the “Beyond Vietnam” Speech,

April 4, 1967

 

 

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Why doesn’t the US observe Armistice Day?

We’re more comfortable with war than peace

by Rory Fanning

November 11, 2014

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(Text of article originally appeared in Howard Zinn’s book, Howard Zinn on War.)

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