February 21, 2012 at 7:03am

When I was a young woman growing up in the 60’s and 70’s, it became clear to me that the only logical process for resolving conflicts and working toward world peace was to embrace and celebrate diversity and to love and respect the dignity of ALL persons.  Jesus Christ was the true model of this process and He was crucified for it.  I guess thousands of years later, humanity still ignorantly plods through life killing, judging, hating others in the name of God. Modern day Christians could use for Jesus to come back and remind them of His message of love.   Give Peace a Chance 


sung by Joan Baez at this link

Joan and Bob

Joan and Bob – Lyrics written by Bob Dylan

With God on Our Side” – Bob Dylan

“Oh my name it is nothin’

My age it means less

The country I come from

Is called the Midwest

I’s taught and brought up there

The laws to abide

And the land that I live in

Has God on its side.

Oh the history books tell it

They tell it so well

The cavalries charged

The Indians fell

The cavalries charged

The Indians died

Oh the country was young

With God on its side.

The Spanish-American

War had its day

And the Civil War too

Was soon laid away

And the names of the heroes

I’s made to memorize

With guns on their hands

And God on their side.

The First World War, boys

It came and it went

The reason for fighting

I never did get

But I learned to accept it

Accept it with pride

For you don’t count the dead

When God’s on your side.

When the Second World War

Came to an end

We forgave the Germans

And then we were friends

Though they murdered six million

In the ovens they fried

The Germans now too

Have God on their side.

I’ve learned to hate Russians

All through my whole life

If another war comes

It’s them we must fight

To hate them and fear them

To run and to hide

And accept it all bravely

With God on my side.

But now we got weapons

Of the chemical dust

If fire them we’re forced to

Then fire them we must

One push of the button

And a shot the world wide

And you never ask questions

When God’s on your side.

In a many dark hour

I’ve been thinkin’ about this

That Jesus Christ

Was betrayed by a kiss

But I can’t think for you

You’ll have to decide

Whether Judas Iscariot

Had God on his side.

So now as I’m leavin

‘I’m weary as Hell

The confusion I’m feelin’

Ain’t no tongue can tell

The words fill my head

And fall to the floor

If God’s on our side

He’ll stop the next war.”

We can add a few verses to this song…. Put Muslims in the place of the Russians…..  the hating must stop and it must stop with Christians.

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