In the 1P statement on the MX missile, Pres. Kimball says something to the effect
that there was never a time that weapons were made, that they weren't used.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> In every age of mankind's sojourn upon this earth, he has supposed that his
> technology is superior to all those who went before him.  Every advance in
> military technology from the adoption of the English long bow, to the
> nuclear weapons were are so afraid of, has been accompanied by those who
> proclaim that this weapon has made war obsolete.  When the army first
> adopted repeating rifles, many supposed that there would never be another
> war because it would just kill too many people.  The same cry was heard
> after the invention of the machine gun, and so forth.
>
> Let's face it.  History proves that every weapon is eventually
> used.  Pandora's box is open.  Because mankind is telestial he will use
> whatever weapons he has regardless of consequence.  Have we not used
> nuclear weapons against an enemy in time of war?  The problem isn't the
> weapon, it is the person who choose whether to wield it or not.
>
> Which brings me to my point.  Why should we fear Saddam Hussein's alleged
> weapons of mass destruction?  The history of ancient America should show us
> that where there is a will to murder, any weapon will do.  Entire
> civilizations have been put to the sword long before there even was such a
> thing as firearms, bombs, and so-called weapons of mass destruction.
>
> How many people are there on the earth?  3 billion?  4 billion?  If every
> person on the earth were to pick up an ash tray and kill the person next to
> him, half the population of the earth could be slain by ash trays in the
> course of a couple of minutes.  The problem is the people, not the weapon.
>
> Suppose every person kills the one next to him, and they do it again, and
> then they do it again.  Just how long would it be before the earth would be
> without inhabitants?  This is exactly what was happening in the days of
> Noah when God was forced to drown the whole of mankind except for Noah and
> his family.  And to a somewhat lesser extent it is the same thing that is
> happening today all over the earth.  It is a spiritual problem, not a
> technological one.  And it cannot be solved by diplomacy, foreign policy,
> or the military.  It can only be solved by the people of this earth turning
> away from sin, and walking in the ways of the Lord.  If they will not do
> that, then there is no solution.  And a problem without a solution isn't
> really a problem, is it?
>
> Gas, germs, and nuclear bombs are unnecessary for the whole human race to
> be destroyed.  All we have to do is become satanic enough, and we can do it
> with our bare hands.
>
> I do not want to invade Iraq because I would gladly give my life if doing
> so could prevent my country from being so dishonorable.  Unless Iraq
> attacks us, we have no reason to attack them.  And no amount of
> sophisticated argument will change that.  If we invade Iraq, I will never
> believe that it was necessary.  I will go to my grave believing that all
> the reasons given are merely a pretext for protecting private western oil
> interests in the region.  The last Gulf War was just trading blood for
> oil.  And so it will be again if we invade Iraq.
>
> We don't need weapons of mass destruction.  And we don't need to be afraid
> of them either.  If mankind becomes so violent that we are killed, well...
> there is a better place on the other side of the veil.  I would rather that
> I and all my family die rather than for us to become murderers or those who
> consent to murder.  And if the Lord does not think we are justified in
> invading Iraq, murderers is exactly what we will be.
>
> John W. Redelfs                       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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> "I can image a world without war, a world without fear, a
> world  without hate.  And I can picture us attacking that
> world, because they'd never expect it.' --Jack Handy
> ===========================================
> All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

Guns donít kill people; people with guns kill people

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