I am happy to see a message of peace amid so much animosity by so many countries. I am not staunchly one political party or the other, but my views do tend to lean in one direction. I am conservative but open-minded. Some peg me as a “Green Republican,??? but that’s too limiting. My core belief is that I think that central government should be limited as much as possible. I also think- in a manner that seems contrary to both parties- that open discussion of ideas is desparately needed. If we are the model of a Republic to the rest of the world, we should view our own behavior as a template.
So back to my original theme. I am not solely anti-war, as it is impossible to be rational with an irrational person. There are situations where force is needed. However, messages of peace resounding from the mouths of religious leaders, political leaders, and (dare I say) we hoi polloi…these messages can only serve to aid in a more peaceful world. The other thing I really like about the message is that it’s a religious leader chiding all religious leaders for failing to concentrate on peace.