This is something that I have run into my entire life on my Spiritual Journey. It is common among any and all beliefs and my friend Pete here put it together quite nicely with most excellent methods of trying to “defuse” these situations that may arise. I encourage you to read this article for those of you who are religious or spiritual.

Aspis of Ares

Though it was published only moments ago, my last post left me wanting to expand more on conflict in our small little religious community. More importantly, I want to look at how we handle conflict in our little community and what we can do address those issues on both a micro and macro scale.

When addressing conflict in the military, we used something called a force continuum. The central premise of the force continuum doctrine is one should apply only as much force is necessary in a given situation. Can we handle the situation with less than lethal means? If lethal force is necessary, what sort of munitions need to be used; can we use a bullet or do we need a bomb? Conflict in our religious community can get out of hand, often because there is no accepted norm of what “force” is necessary to resolve the conflict. Little…

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