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BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 June 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c3081

Peace Poetry

Religions are based on scripture, which is mostly poetry. So it only makes
that religious conflict must be resolved through poetry, and not through
negotiation, or war. I propose that all religious conflicts be redefined
so that they can be resolved without bloodshed, winners, or losers. So let's
sharpen our pencils, not our swords; send missives, not missiles; and apply
minds to metaphor, simile, rhyme, meter, and prosody, but not pomposity,
animosity, ferocity, atrocity, or monstrosity.

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02 July 2010
Hugh Mann
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA