Armistice Day Remembrance

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Armistice Day Remembrance

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:37 pm

While some fort with guns to have rights others stood up for their rights by enacting their rights!
Peace Pledge Union wrote:In all, more than 6,312 conscientious objectors were arrested; 5,970 were court-martialled and sent to prison, where they endured privations both mental and physical (819 spent over two years in prison). At least 73 COs died because of the harsh treatment they received; a number suffered long-term physical or mental illness.
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
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Re: Armistice Day Remembrance

Postby Modus.Ponens » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:46 am

That was just in the UK?
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
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Re: Armistice Day Remembrance

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:50 am

Modus.Ponens wrote:That was just in the UK?

not to my knowledge. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembran ... ted_States

but that is hardly the point of it!
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He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. His reasons may be good, and no one may have been able to refute them.
But if he is equally unable to refute the reasons on the opposite side, if he does not so much as know what they are, he has no ground for preferring either opinion …
...
He must be able to hear them from persons who actually believe them … he must know them in their most plausible and persuasive form.
John Stuart Mill


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