Church honors peace activist

Church honors peace activist

There are 22 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 15, 2007, titled Church honors peace activist. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A North Manchester man who has traveled to Iraq and Israel to promote peace was honored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne and South Bend.

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atheist

Carbondale, IL

#1 Mar 15, 2007
Even though I consider myself an atheist I have a great deal of respect for the Christian Peacemker Team. Blessed are the peace keepers, we need so many more of them no matter if they are part of a organized religious tradition or a tradition of secular humanism. Solidarity.
bullets for peace

Chicago, IL

#2 Mar 15, 2007
Something is missing in this story. I donít read how Mr. Kindy was part of a team that documented atrocities committed by Saddamís thugs or the extremist Mullahs or any of the world-wide, murdering, insurgents that try to undermine and overthrow governments by terrorizing the civilian populations. Trotsky would be proud of Mr. Kindy and the Roman Catholic Church.
Thank you

Buffalo, NY

#3 Mar 15, 2007
atheist wrote:
Even though I consider myself an atheist I have a great deal of respect for the Christian Peacemker Team. Blessed are the peace keepers, we need so many more of them no matter if they are part of a organized religious tradition or a tradition of secular humanism. Solidarity.
As a Quaker and a Christian, I respect your honesty and your participation in the quest for peace. We are all truly brothers and sisters.
usmc

Naperville, IL

#4 Mar 15, 2007
obviously a leftist , anti-American appeaser and collaberator.The failings of liberation theology.
Chief

Washington, DC

#5 Mar 15, 2007
usmc wrote:
obviously a leftist , anti-American appeaser and collaberator.The failings of liberation theology.
If you are military, or former Marine as your screen name indicates, you are aware of a lot more of the facts about the was than the general civilian population. I am also in the Military and have served two tours over there back in Desert Storm and I have seen first hand the atrocities that the Hussein regime brought upon not only the Kuwaitis, but his own people. I have seen some of the intelligence that brought us to the point of war, with what I've seen, I support the war and all of our troops that serve.

Thank you for your service.
Old Soldier

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Mar 15, 2007
It is truly SAD for this country when you No-nothings" equate the idea of working for peace as tantamount to treason.

If you don't like it when people want peace, then GO to some other place where you can get your 'jollies" torturing and killing, oh wait...you said you were in "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children"...that explains it.
Vet

Washington, DC

#8 Mar 15, 2007
Peace is great, but I don't think a peace maker team would have convinced Hitler to stop the war. Unfortunately these people are often used by dictators for propaganda. I don't think Osama bin Laden is interested in peace. All this does is encourage the terrorists to keep fighting and killing. Ironic.
atheist

Carbondale, IL

#9 Mar 15, 2007
I have thought long and hard about war and violence. I have thought about the very human urge of survival. Not actually thinking that there might be another way out of the quest for survivial than the preservation of power by any other means ensures we will not survive. Is this world to be one big slaughter house?
usmc

Naperville, IL

#10 Mar 15, 2007
Old Soldier wrote:
It is truly SAD for this country when you No-nothings" equate the idea of working for peace as tantamount to treason.
If you don't like it when people want peace, then GO to some other place where you can get your 'jollies" torturing and killing, oh wait...you said you were in "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children"...that explains it.
Obviously you don't get it.You really have a hard time punishing murderous thugs around the world .You would rather abandon your country and appease and embolden the enemy. I sense you are diappointed that you didn't win this shameful award.
Chris

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Mar 15, 2007
What was the point? He didn't actually accomplish anything. Where is this peace? Why does society reward intentions instead of results?
real deal

Chicago, IL

#12 Mar 15, 2007
Old Soldier wrote:
It is truly SAD for this country when you No-nothings" equate the idea of working for peace as tantamount to treason.
If you don't like it when people want peace, then GO to some other place where you can get your 'jollies" torturing and killing, oh wait...you said you were in "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children"...that explains it.
You may be old,, you may have been a soldier at some time in your life (draftee?) but I doubt that you are an old soldier.
It also appears that you hear little voices in your head. Your note and quotes do not relate with anything written by others in this thread.

If you were an old soldier, you would know that soldiers work for peace through victory. The only proven method for attaing a lasting peace.

Save your smarmy self-righteousness for your fellow lefties in the home.
Sweet G

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Mar 15, 2007
Wow, its kind of scary how angry people are about someone who was fighting for what he believes in. Being for peace does not mean a person is anti-soldier, anti-government, or anti-justice.
Confused

Louisville, KY

#14 Mar 15, 2007
You failed to mention his "peace activities" when the radical thugs were cutting of the heads of captured Americans.

Did Mr. Kindy feel that was so unimportant as to not even warrant mentioning?

Since: Dec 06

Greenwood, IN

#15 Mar 15, 2007
You all give me the sudden urge to hurl, with all the backbiting and rhetoric about who is leftist and unamerican. Would Jesus do that? I believe that only the dead have seen the end of war, and I know full well the horific evils of the Saddam regime,(been there, done that, got the t-shirt) but Mr. Kindy did what he could. Is there something WRONG with that?
Chief

Sarasota, FL

#16 Mar 15, 2007
I don't think there is a servicmen out there that doesn't dream/pray for peace. None of us want to see another innocent person killed in the name of religion or anything else for that matter. What matters is that when we are called upon, we will do our duty whether we believe it is just or unjust. We signed on the dotted line and I'm sure that if you poll the men and women in uniform right now, they would tell you that they do their duties for America, not an administration. I will probably start a whole new arguement with my next comment, but I'm not one to hide my feelings. I voted for Bush, both times. I even voted for his father. I did not vote for Clinton, nor would I ever, but I served under his administration, and I did my duty. Why, because I did it for America, not him. Same can be said for those of you that disagree with Bush, so I'm not going to refute that. Just realize that our troops need our support, every single one of us. Please do not treat them as the heros returning from Vietnam. Yes, I said heros.

If you do anything today, thank someone in the Military, right or wrong, they deserve your respect.
The Guru

Louisville, KY

#17 Mar 15, 2007
Captain Tony wrote:
You all give me the sudden urge to hurl, with all the backbiting and rhetoric about who is leftist and unamerican. Would Jesus do that? I believe that only the dead have seen the end of war, and I know full well the horific evils of the Saddam regime,(been there, done that, got the t-shirt) but Mr. Kindy did what he could. Is there something WRONG with that?
The thing that is wrong with Mr. Kindy going to Iraq is when those do-gooder's, like Mr. Kindy, put themselves in harms way, get kidnapped and we next see them sitting in front of terrorist pointing AK-47s at his head and him begging the US to withdraw military forces so the terrorists wont cut off their heads.

If he's looking to make peace, there's plenty of places in the world with fighting that are without US forces.

Darfur is looking for a few good men.
the capitalist

Chicago, IL

#18 Mar 15, 2007
Captain Tony wrote:
You all give me the sudden urge to hurl, with all the backbiting and rhetoric about who is leftist and unamerican. Would Jesus do that? I believe that only the dead have seen the end of war, and I know full well the horific evils of the Saddam regime,(been there, done that, got the t-shirt) but Mr. Kindy did what he could. Is there something WRONG with that?
Training exercises on Vieques and the Abu Ghraib fiasco was political. While there are valid issues concerning the residents of the island, ending training on Vieques was not going to promote peace.
Everything about Abu Ghraib was political. Because GWB is viewed as the torch bearer for capitalism, there are people that HATE him to such a degree, that they will do anything, say anything to defeat the president, his party and capitalism. The country be damned. The are fully invested in the defeat of the United States and the destruction of our economy. Some of us consider that to be treason.
Chris

Louisville, KY

#19 Mar 15, 2007
Captain Tony wrote:
Mr. Kindy did what he could. Is there something WRONG with that?
As a matter of fact, there is. It's called giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Common Sense

Louisville, KY

#20 Mar 15, 2007
I think there is something wrong with what Mr Kindy did. He went to Iraq.

When in Iraq, in a US war zone, Mr Kindy is making himself vulnerable to his being kidnapped, subject to being placed on Arabic tv with an AK-47 to his head and being forced to beg that US troops leave the country else his head be chopped off.(Several other Americans have suffered this fate so I am not exaggerating)

If Mr. Kindy feels the need to spread peace throughout the fighting world, I would suggest he focus on area that are void of US troops. That way, he will not interfere with US military policy and the US military will not interfere with his preaching. Somolia and Dalfur could surely use a little of Mr. Kindy's preaching.

Since: Dec 06

Greenwood, IN

#21 Mar 20, 2007
Chris wrote:
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As a matter of fact, there is. It's called giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Thats an easy accusation to make, but can you justify it?

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