[Homestead] It's almost over
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 3 14:14:29 EST 2008
> > Where in history has a major civilization existed without war? Every large culture, religion, etc, has war as a part of their history. Sure some of the monor players existed without peforming, themselves, in acts of war; some still do today. But, never when a culture has power does it give away that power without fighting. It really is part of our biology, I think (and it also makes common sense).......................>
I think we are talking about 2 different things. You are talking about "giving away power"...I assume you mean defending one's borders. Most countries and individuals will defend themselves if attacked. I was talking about wars of aggression...invading or taking someone else's land or wealth or enslaving the people.
The fact that there are people, cultures and religions (I don't ever recall the Buddhists going to war) that DON'T, and have no desire to, engage in aggression against others demostrates that it is not universally part of our biology. Some of us don't covet our neighbor's stuff and don't have that 'war gene'.
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