Sunday, March 17, 2013

It's St. Patrick's day - here is an Irish peacemaker

Documentary on Gerry Adams of Sinn Fein, the political wing of the Irish Republican Army, who has most effectively blended fighting and peace-making.  One of my role models, since I've been on a similar road:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGVlKzzIdMc

Gives some insight into what a real peacemaker looks like.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Curt said...

Thank you for putting up these links to Irish History. The thing that I learned that I found the most interesting was that around 1970 there was a split in the IRA with one part of the IRA, which became the official IRA, seeing the bigger picture of class struggle and changing its strategies and the other part, which became the provesional IRA, clinging to old outlooks. I am not sure how Gerry Adams saw himself in this split. I see him as a provo. If I were the person that I am today and would have been Irish back then I would have been an "official" member and stayed with it as its name changed to a Party of the Workers.

3/18/2013 2:55 AM  
Anonymous Curt Kasten said...

I figured that you would not let Easter pass with out a comment so I decided that I will add some cumin and stir the pot a bit.
When Marx said, from each according to his ability and to each according to his means, was Marx just paraphrasing Jesus when Jesus was reported to have said, Do on to others as you would have them do unto you?

3/29/2013 3:25 AM  
Blogger Peter Attwood said...

Communism is a counterfeit of Christianity, which means that there is some common ground. I think this is an example, and Paul's teaching in 1 Corinthians 12-14 more so. It's rewarding to compare and contrast.

5/18/2013 7:52 PM  

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