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We Can Work It Out. Give Peace a Chance. Imagine. All You Need Is Love. (Original Post) werdna Dec 2022 OP
Which would do the most good? No religion or no countries? 3Hotdogs Dec 2022 #1
That's a hard call to make. werdna Dec 2022 #3
I will never forget. I was walking to work, my evening job across town in Manhattan Walleye Dec 2022 #2
My personal remebrance of the news - werdna Dec 2022 #4

3Hotdogs

(12,707 posts)
1. Which would do the most good? No religion or no countries?
Thu Dec 8, 2022, 10:54 AM
Dec 2022

I suspect that no religion would do the most good.

werdna

(597 posts)
3. That's a hard call to make.
Thu Dec 8, 2022, 12:13 PM
Dec 2022

In most cases the two are inextricably linked. Perhaps that is why John wrote them into the same verse? IMO the bigger problem is maintaining either institution devoid of the corrupted, absolute power over others they - with few exceptions- inevitably gravitate toward.

Walleye

(31,671 posts)
2. I will never forget. I was walking to work, my evening job across town in Manhattan
Thu Dec 8, 2022, 10:57 AM
Dec 2022

I stopped at Rockefeller Center to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree. Got into the job, feeling pretty good, heard the bad news. Had happened not 20 blocks from where I was standing. Can never see that Christmas tree again without feeling a twinge of sadness. Imagine nobody ever getting shot with a gun again. I wonder if you can

werdna

(597 posts)
4. My personal remebrance of the news -
Thu Dec 8, 2022, 12:20 PM
Dec 2022

- I was reporting to work as a Database Manager for the Anti-submarine Warfare Group at CINCLANTFLT in Norfolk, VA the day after and saw that the receptionist was visibly upset. When I asked her if she was OK, she handed me the morning paper and there it was on the front page. My younger brother, far more a Beatles fanatic than I, who was attending BGSU at the time, was so upset at hearing the news he got in his car and started driving. Two hours later he found himself at our parent's home some 60 miles away with no memory of how he got there.

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