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Hi! This has gone out to the general public, but I hesitated to share this here. Our mandate is to provide "a sweet savour" musically that inspires and uplifts hearts, minds and spirits. However in light of recent events presented by the media, I believe the contrast of our shining future compared to the horrors of the present highlights the guidance of the Most Highs and Urantia's future as a planet. The art is intended to shock, please forgive me if it is offensive, but please remember the target audience is the general public in this case. I am very interested in your suggestions that I can apply to future production. Thanks so much!
https://youtu.be/i-KovPChdLU


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Hello Al...

The subject matter is sad, but I see this video as a statement against war, actually. The final verse is hopeful.

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The lust of war is in the heart and the roots are strong and deep.
What's sown by the hand of evil, by the sword is reaped.
When hearts change, love and light will reign and everyone will know
That here on earth there are no dogs of war
The bells of freedom start to sound
And soldiers throw their weapons down
All nations swear that they will fight no more....
Or feed the dogs of war.
Or heed the dogs of war.
We don’t need the dogs of war.
The dogs of war....



The artwork is very powerful, the tune is great, and it's nice to see you singing it!

The Urantia Book talks about war quite a bit (over 100 references to it). It has been a constant factor in our long evolution, war even being waged as the "war in heaven" after the Lucifer rebellion.

This Paper https://truthbook.com/urantia-book/paper-70-the-evolution-of-human-government/?criteria=%22war%22#U70_1_0 talks a lot about war and peace. All the references to war are highlighted.

Modern war is not like war in primitive times, though...

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70:2.21 But even in passing, war should be honored as the school of experience which compelled a race of arrogant individualists to submit themselves to highly concentrated authority—a chief executive. Old-fashioned war did select the innately great men for leadership, but modern war no longer does this. To discover leaders society must now turn to the conquests of peace: industry, science, and social achievement.


We have a long way to go before war becomes a thing of the past. The warmongers of today are not great men, but maniacs, in my opinion, given the presence of nuclear weapons.

Thanks for posting!


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70:2.21 But even in passing, war should be honored as the school of experience which compelled a race of arrogant individualists to submit themselves to highly concentrated authority—a chief executive. Old-fashioned war did select the innately great men for leadership, but modern war no longer does this. To discover leaders society must now turn to the conquests of peace: industry, science, and social achievement.


We have a long way to go before war becomes a thing of the past. The warmongers of today are not great men, but maniacs, in my opinion, given the presence of nuclear weapons.

Thanks for posting!


Thank you MaryJo! While working on this video I began to see how necessary it is for a true world government to come into being, and this "virus of national sovereignity" is eradicated:

134:5.9 Political sovereignty is created out of the surrender of self-determinism, first by the individual within the family and then by the families and clans in relation to the tribe and larger groupings. This progressive transfer of self-determination from the smaller to ever larger political organizations has generally proceeded unabated in the East since the establishment of the Ming and the Mogul dynasties. In the West it obtained for more than a thousand years right on down to the end of the World War, when an unfortunate retrograde movement temporarily reversed this normal trend by re-establishing the submerged political sovereignty of numerous small groups in Europe.
134:5.10 Urantia will not enjoy lasting peace until the so-called sovereign nations intelligently and fully surrender their sovereign powers into the hands of the brotherhood of men — mankind government. Internationalism — Leagues of Nations — can never bring permanent peace to mankind. World-wide confederations of nations will effectively prevent minor wars and acceptably control the smaller nations, but they will not prevent world wars nor control the three, four, or five most powerful governments. In the face of real conflicts, one of these world powers will withdraw from the League and declare war. You cannot prevent nations going to war as long as they remain infected with the delusional virus of national sovereignty. Internationalism is a step in the right direction. An international police force will prevent many minor wars, but it will not be effective in preventing major wars, conflicts between the great military governments of earth.
134:5.11 As the number of truly sovereign nations (great powers) decreases, so do both opportunity and need for mankind government increase. When there are only a few really sovereign (great) powers, either they must embark on the life and death struggle for national (imperial) supremacy, or else, by voluntary surrender of certain prerogatives of sovereignty, they must create the essential nucleus of supernational power which will serve as the beginning of the real sovereignty of all mankind.

134:6.3 There shall be wars and rumors of wars — nation will rise against nation — just as long as the world's political sovereignty is divided up and unjustly held by a group of nation-states. England, Scotland, and Wales were always fighting each other until they gave up their respective sovereignties, reposing them in the United Kingdom.
134:6.4 Another world war will teach the so-called sovereign nations to form some sort of federation, thus creating the machinery for preventing small wars, wars between the lesser nations. But global wars will go on until the government of mankind is created. Global sovereignty will prevent global wars — nothing else can.
134:6.5 The forty-eight American free states live together in peace. There are among the citizens of these forty-eight states all of the various nationalities and races that live in the ever-warring nations of Europe. These Americans represent almost all the religions and religious sects and cults of the whole wide world, and yet here in North America they live together in peace. And all this is made possible because these forty-eight states have surrendered their sovereignty and have abandoned all notions of the supposed rights of self-determination.
134:6.6 It is not a question of armaments or disarmament. Neither does the question of conscription or voluntary military service enter into these problems of maintaining world-wide peace. If you take every form of modern mechanical armaments and all types of explosives away from strong nations, they will fight with fists, stones, and clubs as long as they cling to their delusions of the divine right of national sovereignty.
134:6.7 War is not man's great and terrible disease; war is a symptom, a result. The real disease is the virus of national sovereignty.
134:6.8 Urantia nations have not possessed real sovereignty; they never have had a sovereignty which could protect them from the ravages and devastations of world wars. In the creation of the global government of mankind, the nations are not giving up sovereignty so much as they are actually creating a real, bona fide, and lasting world sovereignty which will henceforth be fully able to protect them from all war. Local affairs will be handled by local governments; national affairs, by national governments; international affairs will be administered by global government.
134:6.9 World peace cannot be maintained by treaties, diplomacy, foreign policies, alliances, balances of power, or any other type of makeshift juggling with the sovereignties of nationalism. World law must come into being and must be enforced by world government — the sovereignty of all mankind.
134:6.10 The individual will enjoy far more liberty under world government. Today, the citizens of the great powers are taxed, regulated, and controlled almost oppressively, and much of this present interference with individual liberties will vanish when the national governments are willing to trustee their sovereignty as regards international affairs into the hands of global government.
134:6.11 Under global government the national groups will be afforded a real opportunity to realize and enjoy the personal liberties of genuine democracy. The fallacy of self-determination will be ended. With global regulation of money and trade will come the new era of world-wide peace. Soon may a global language evolve, and there will be at least some hope of sometime having a global religion — or religions with a global viewpoint.
134:6.12 Collective security will never afford peace until the collectivity includes all mankind.
134:6.13 The political sovereignty of representative mankind government will bring lasting peace on earth, and the spiritual brotherhood of man will forever insure good will among all men. And there is no other way whereby peace on earth and good will among men can be realized.


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134:6.7 War is not man's great and terrible disease; war is a symptom, a result. The real disease is the virus of national sovereignty.


Thanks for posting these passages from Jesus' teachings from the Urmia Lectures. And I so agree with you. This current war is a perfect example of this insidious virus of national sovereignty. As things stand, NATO is probably the closest thing we have to a primitive form of world government, but it is woefully inadequate at this time to really direct a resolution and stop the machinery of war. But at least, there is a fairly concerted worldwide effort to rein in and punish those who persist in their unjust warmaking efforts.

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