the war prayer


by Mark Twain

Pay attention to the second part of the prayer. I wish to every prayer, there was such a part to go with it.

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

24 thoughts on “the war prayer

  1. basenjibrian says:

    Site is blocked as contaminated by a Trojan virus.

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  2. KIA says:

    i recommend youtube search. it’s powerful spoken and performed
    -kia

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  3. john zande says:

    For our sakes who adore Thee, Lord, blast their hopes, blight their lives, protract their bitter pilgrimmage, make heavy their steps, water their way with their tears, stain the white snow with the blood of their wounded feet!

    Blow thy enemies to smithereens

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  4. That was utterly beautiful. Twain is THE man! A better writer of poignant satire has not lived.

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  5. Charity says:

    Noel, did you post this at another time? I remember seeing it at some point.

    The only ones who win at war are those in powerful political positions and business CEOs (ahem, General Electric). Everyone on all sides loses, as well as their romantic partners, friends, children and parentsl. Hubs didn’t even go to war, but his work with explosives while in the Navy has destroyed
    his humanity and patience. I have no fucking tolerance for war.

    Spread love, stop war.

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    • makagutu says:

      I don’t think I have.
      And you are right about who wins wars, everyone loses except the money changers.
      I am slowly coming to the realization that war is never going to end any time soon until we can find a way to express ourselves in the same way war allows many nondescript people to be recognized

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    • koppieop says:

      Reminds me of:
      . (Bertrand Russell). .-

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  6. Violet says:

    Wow…that one leaves me a bit speechless. Thankfully prayer does exactly squat, so no enemy need worry. 😀

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  7. Ron says:

    Here’s some music to generate the right mood.

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