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Post time 2013-12-25 09:23:47 |Display all floors
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Post time 2013-12-25 09:31:49 |Display all floors
LaughsatYou Post time: 2013-12-10 17:06
Whether there is peace or not is entirely up to China.

WWI and WWII would not have happened without ...

Sorry but you have that totally wrong.
WWI started because a Serbian shot an Austrian in Bosnia. It had nothing to do with Germany other than Germany was allied to Austria. War came about because of the desire of nations other than Germany. WWII started because Germany was being destabilised by a scourge created by the cult we now call "Zionism" which was utilising terrorism against the German infrastructure and its industrial foundation. The terrorists were based in Poland and France and the only way Germany saw to get rid of the problem was to counter attack.
Currently we are seeing PRC reclaiming what is rightly its territory - but the situation is being corrupted by the interference of an outside influence.
As for the "derogatory talk against Chinese" I can honestly say that I have not encountered it in any of my travels other than from idiots on internet forums who see the failure of their own system as some fault of PRC.
Yes peace is the option and it is time PRC stood for peace with dignity - it has for too long been over lorded by warlike nations who see PRC as some kind of push over for them to wipe their bloodstained feet on. The dragon has finally risen from its slumber and it is not the retiring lamb it once was. Peace in the Asian region may well mean that PRC has to go to war to destroy those who have never been inclined toward peace.
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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Post time 2013-12-25 11:36:44 |Display all floors
Pope Francis delivers his first Christmas homily

Pope Francis kisses a statue of baby Jesus as he celebrates the Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on Dec. 24.

By Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News
The faithful flocked to St. Peter's Basilica for Pope Francis' first Christmas Eve midnight Mass, in which the pontiff once again preached the importance of acceptance and humility, qualities he has demonstrated continually in his first nine months as head of the Catholic Church.
"The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light," Francis began, quoting from Isaiah, a book of the Bible that includes prophesies foretelling the birth of Jesus.
Jesus brought light and grace to the world, and that grace "made salvation possible for the whole human race," Francis said, choosing to highlight a scripture from the biblical book of Titus.
While Jesus embodied light and love, Francis said, those who hate walk in "darkness."
"If we love God and our brothers and sisters, we walk in the light; but if our heart is closed, if we are dominated by pride, deceit, self-seeking, then darkness falls within us and around us," the pontiff said.
Francis has sought to change the image of the Catholic Church as a judgmental, lavish, inflexible institution since his election in March.
Of gay priests, he has asked, "who am I to judge?" He has washed the feet of prisoners, refused to move into the papal palace and celebrated his recent birthday breakfast with three homeless men. On Monday, he made a Christmas visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict and asked him to pray for him.  
"(He) is bringing a new era into the Church, a Church that is focusing much more on the poor and that is more austere, more lively, a Church that cares about everyone in the world," said Dolores Di Benedetto, who travelled from the pope's homeland, Argentina to hear him speak.
“I thought it would be very nice to hear the words of this pope close up and to see how the people are overwhelmed by him," said Giacchino Sabello, one of more than 10,000 people who packed St. Peter's Basilica or stood outside watching the ceremony on mega-screens.
In Christmas Eve's Mass, Francis reiterated the importance of reaching out to the downtrodden, using the shepherds who were the first to hear of Jesus' birth as an example. "They were the first because they were among the last, the outcast," he said.
"We bless you, Lord God most high, who lowered yourself for our sake. You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich and you made yourself poor; you are all-powerful and you made yourself vulnerable," said Francis in thanks to God and also a clear indication of the humility he encourages his flock to emulate.
In his address to Vatican administrators on Saturday, Francis said holiness was a practice of "deep humility and fraternal charity in our relationships with our fellow workers," as he urged the cardinals, bishops and priests to avoid gossip.
Before the Mass, Francis further inspired meekness, when he personally placed a baby Jesus doll in a replica of a manger, a custom usually performed by an aid.
The 2 1/2-hour Mass was the first of many services Francis will lead during the holidays. On Christmas Day, he will deliver a "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message from the basilica's balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square.
He will also hold mass on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and another on Jan. 6, for the feast of the Epiphany or “Three Kings’ Day,” celebrating the Magi’s visit to the baby Jesus.
Reuters contributed to this report.

Pope Francis leads the midnight Christmas Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican late on Dec. 24.


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Post time 2013-12-25 11:44:02 |Display all floors
This post was edited by NgTran at 2013-12-25 11:44

Merry Christmas to all of you
and a peaceful New Year 2014

where governments refrain from insults, threats and unilateral actions,
where politicians will have sincere talks face to face without hidden agendas, without cheating.
Where governments have mutual respect between them,
where governments invest more thinking about "peaceful solutions"
rather than spending the tax payers money on the latest killing machines.
where governments try more to create an atmosphere
of mutual trust among themselves and among their people.
It is actually easy, if there is a will.
I wish that more and more people will resist nationalism
and think more deeply about what is war all about and what great damage
it can cause to everyone.

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Post time 2013-12-25 16:24:14 |Display all floors
Many thanks to the CD-moderators to let my post pass (Pope Francis Christmass message). I remember that the Vatican and the Pope had been blocked from this forum.

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Post time 2013-12-25 17:44:23 |Display all floors
Here is the ultimate plan for peace. Just get rid of religion which has been the main reason for conflict among humans since it was first invented as a power tool.
Happy Yule Tide feasting and gift giving, the festival that was long before some power hungry person tried to displace it with the phony religious festival. ....
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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