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Frank L. Hoffman Interviewed: Hope for Human Kind
Comments by Colin Sky - 8 Mar 2003
Dear Frank and all.
I believe Frank is offering some good leadership here, in the direction of humanity. It is good that Frank talks from a humanistic, all creatures, environmental perspective, rather than from a divisive, nationalistic, perspective, that prevents human beings from understanding each other.
The below, are the high lights for me of Frank's astounding, positive reply.
"...there are pockets of peace, love and compassion that give me hope that the world's emotional pendulum could begin to come back to where violence would be looked upon with disgust instead of being glorified, as it is today.
To be true peacemakers, we need to take a stance against all forms of violence inflicted upon our fellow human beings, the animals, and the environment.
The key to this unconditional peacemaking movement, which we believe is the only hope of survival for the human race, is that we consistently present the whole truth, and that we live it in every aspect of our lives. And, that we do so openly before the world around us. This is exactly what Jesus Christ did 2,000 years ago, and what Gandhi and King did in more recent years.
True peacemakers are not afraid to take their message to the perpetrators of the violence, because their motives are based upon unconditional love, for love overcome fear.
Colin asks "what steps" we should take, but to us there is one giant step, and that is to live as peacemakers and children of God before the world around us. Furthermore, it's not so much that people assist with the vision that Mary and I hold, but that each one becomes a beacon of truth and hope for others to rally around, and then together we will cause the darkness to flee.
Our hope is in the knowledge that we can accomplish this, if we're willing to do so."
A worthy reply to my question, Frank. I cannot speak for the 'we' but I am willing to do the things above you have mentioned which puts me in the peacemakers camp with you and Mary. I know many others feel the same.
Over the years I have refined by beliefs to simplicity, so I could understand simply.
A loving God, loving thy neighbour, and recognising the 'neighbour' in all creatures and plants. I believe Jesus would think this if He was here today. Also I think He would agree with your reply to my question.
"To be true peacemakers, we need to take a stance against all forms of violence inflicted upon our fellow human beings, the animals, and the environment. (...the only hope of survival for the human race...) This is exactly what Jesus Christ did 2,000 years ago, and what Gandhi and King did in more recent years."
So I say unto this list. In Frank, we have a worthy front person. A realised vegan. A realised Christian... who has not forgotten what Jesus taught and has the capacity to realise and continue His teachings today.
Unlike some, who now follow the craven images/idolatry of their 'Nationalism'.
It seems we are divided between the peacemakers and the 'others'.
Yes friends. To the 'others' I suggest the delete button until they can improve. And to Frank and Mary and the peacemakers...Let's get it on... and "become the beacon of truth and hope for others to rally around, and then together we will cause the darkness to flee." that Frank recommends...
Top Marks Frank.
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