This-essay is a9906074.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %PRACTICE TRADITION HONORED SUPPORTED MARTYR SIN+990607 %DIE DEADLY KILLED VIOLENT BATTLE WAR SUPPORT CAUSE+990607 %TRAGIC UNINTENDED DISINTEGRATIVE CONSEQUENCE EVIL 990607 Communities on both sides honor martyrs who have died in violent conflicts in support of their own community's "righteous" side of dichotomous issues. This practice of honoring martyrs has some tragic consequences for communities on both sides of contentious conflicts: 1. The practice encourages contentious people who are preoccupied with issues of control to move conflicts toward violent engagements --- rather than toward WIN WIN conflict resolution led by prudent peacemakers. 2. Citizens in communities are led to be more willing to sacrifice both personal and communal integrity in support of contentious positions --- rather than to take prudent risks in seeking mutual understanding and mutually balanced relationships. 3. In a corollary way, communities are prone to fail to give much honor and/or support to true peacemakers who are ready, willing, able to lead people toward WIN WIN conflict resolution. 4. Sometimes martyrs are said to "go to heaven" as a place of ultimate reward, perhaps instant reward. Accepting such a concept of heavenly rewards places unrestrained power in the hands of those leaders who determine upon whom the blessing of the martyrs status is laid. Such power corrupts leaders and those who follow them. Those who are corrupted include even those who say they are disciples of the "Prince of Peace" who refused to have his disciples resort to violence when he was arrested and subsequently crucified. We need to be aware of and beware of the tragic consequences of honoring martyrs who have resorted to violence in support of their chosen causes. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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