Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rock Mass 02-18-2018


Rock Mass for Sunday February 18, 2018:








Saturday, February 17, 2018

Twenty years of Hippie Christian Peace, Love and Light!


I can't believe that it was twenty years ago that I started sharing Hippie Christian Peace, Love and Light on the internet. It was on July 4, 1998 when I launched the Drumming Hippie Jesus Freak as an effort to connect with other hippie refugees of the 60's Jesus Movement.


I even included a page with drum rhythms...



Over time the website went through several transformations taking on a life of it's own eventually becoming HippieChristian.org. In 2007 I decided to morph the website into the Hippie Christian Blog and let the domain name go.



There are several pages from my old website that can be found here.

Peace, Love and Light!
Kevin (Cloud)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Remembering The Draft



Photo: Religion News Service
I still have my draft card stashed neatly in a small box of keepsakes in the nightstand drawer beside my bed. 

 During the Vietnam War I registered for the draft in 1974 as a Conscientious Objector. Being a Christian, I could not reconcile the Great Commission or the Great Commandment with the realities of war.

A Conscientious Objector needs to evaluate deep personal views on the use of force... here is part of that thought process that I went through.

A Conscientious Objector need not be a Pacifist so I am not afraid to protect loved ones or to use reasonable force for personal self-defense.

I support the local Police, National Guard and Coast Guard in their role of keeping us safe. Our government is required to protect us but a nation going to war in a foreign land is not the same thing as protecting its citizens or borders.

 I do not believe that there is such a thing as a “Just War”. Historically the highest number of war casualties have been civilians, so applying the Just War Theory would make all wars unjustifiable and therefore a matter of personal and national conscience.

Here are a few other blog posts of mine about the Draft: 

The Draft

Jesus Freak Peacenik 

"And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." (Isaiah 2:4)
 


Peace, Love & Light,
Kevin (Cloud)