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Originally posted by gdeed
Terrorism is not how you convert people to your cause, religion, or whatever. You convert people faster by living peacefully among them and then prosper and propagate, and eventually overtake the indigenous people, their ways of life, and beliefs. We have seen that pattern throughout history. We all want to be loved.
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
If domination over others is the primary goal then there is no love for others, and peace only a means to an end. There is, in my humble opinion, an inherent flaw in the Machiavellian principle that the means justify the end and probably more true that the means always justify the end. In order to love someone, it is necessary to accept them unconditionally and striving towards peace requires a willingness to love your enemies. As long as domination of others is the purpose there will never be peace.