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Old December 25th, 2008, 04:58 PM
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This protest song from Christmas '71 still has a message for us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2YSAVHmIE

Merry Christmas everyone. Support our troups, bring them home safe.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 05:32 PM
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Haleluja! Love your message! Pray for and support our troops!
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Old December 26th, 2008, 01:53 AM
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Jake Shimabukuro does an instrumental duet of this song with Yo-Yo Ma, on Ma's new Christmas album "Songs of Joy & Peace."
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Love that song!
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Old December 18th, 2009, 03:32 PM
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Another year, another Christmas, and we continue to support our troups and wish all could soon be safely home.
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Old December 18th, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Jake Shimabukuro does an instrumental duet of this song with Yo-Yo Ma, on Ma's new Christmas album "Songs of Joy & Peace."
...and Jake has also put the duet on his Japanese release, "Across the Universe."
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Christmas '80 + this song = a yearlong journey helping the Salvation Army in my local community. The next summer I was offered a counselor's position at one of their summer camps; my parents would not allow it, and I regret not pressing the issue further. My life would have been so different; that summer was not good for me at home, but I did make the money at my summer job that allowed me to complete my college education.
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John Lennon. It's impossible to say how much I admired him and loved him. And this track was right there with Imagine.
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Yeah, it's the kind of song I'd like to dedicate it to Al Qaeda and Abu Sayeff, saying, "Dudes, give it up, the war is over and God is not on your side."
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"... and God is not on your side."
My god is never on the side of warmongers. If I had a god, that is. Which I don't. I'm just sayin'.
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This protest song from Christmas '71 still has a message for us.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2YSAVHmIE
Merry Christmas everyone. Support our troups, bring them home safe.
Yet another year. Merry Christmas HTers!

A very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear
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This protest song from Christmas '71 still has a message for us.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2YSAVHmIE

Merry Christmas everyone. Support our troups, bring them home safe.
The message is as timely today as it was 40 years ago. Support our troops by demanding that they be brought home today.

Mele kalisimasi mo'e fakafiefie 'he ta'u fo'ou.
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My god is never on the side of warmongers. If I had a god, that is. Which I don't. I'm just sayin'.
The REAL God wouldn't take sides anyway. Plus, you DO have a God, you just don't have knowledge of her... uh... or him... uh... or it, yet.

Someone once said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is within (or amongst) you. If that is true, your God either is inside you or surrounds you, or both.

I believe in Valentine Michael Smith: "Thou Art God."

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"The Kingdom of Heaven is within (or amongst) you. If that is true, your God either is inside you or surrounds you, or both.".
That's basically where I'm coming from.

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Someone once said, "The Kingdom of Heaven is within (or amongst) you. If that is true, your God either is inside you or surrounds you, or both.
Then my god is severely and dramatically flawed. But I'm good with that; it means I will always have goals for improvement, and should never stop trying.
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Another year, and this year ends with the happy news that our troops have left Iraq. We welcome them all home! Merry Christmas!

Here is a new link (the old one is closed)
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I much prefer Scarborough Fair/Canticle when pondering the 'end of war' motif. The message is less direct, but much more deeply nuanced.
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One of the experiences I will not soon forget was seeing John Lennon playing
in front of the city hall of Toronto.
The Bohemian area of Toronto was a small community called Yorkville.
Not to far away was Rochdale college, packed with bikers, maoists and fragments of the Millbrook commuity.
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Happy Christmas again everyone in 2012! (That's the currently working link.) I hope 2012 leaves you with peace in your hearts, and 2013 is ushered in with hopefulness. Blessings to our troops in all parts of the world, and especially Afghanistan.
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Then my god is severely and dramatically flawed. But I'm good with that; it means I will always have goals for improvement, and should never stop trying.
Perhaps our gods are flawed because we don't know how to perceive them.
I found the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas to be quite helpful in that vein, and it certainly helped me in my goals for improvement. Still working....

I can understand why Emperor Constantine's lackeys banned it from the New Testament....
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Happy Christmas! Peace to all: to our troops afar, as well as to everyone in the unrestful mainland this year.
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Then my god is severely and dramatically flawed. But I'm good with that; it means I will always have goals for improvement, and should never stop trying.
Another alternative, Leo, is that neither God (god) nor we are flawed in the least, that the Universe is unfolding exactly as it should and as intended, but we don't understand It.

Oh gee, I forgot I said almost the same thing 2 Christmases ago. Points for consistency - demerits for poor memory.
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Yet another year. Merry Christmas HTers!

A very Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
without any fear
Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year, at home and worldwide in 2016.
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Happy Christmas as we leave 2016, and hopes for a peaceful 2017 across the world. (Yes, we can hope.)
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just be glad we knew much better times that will now darken evermore
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