Newsletter 20150319 Art of War

Posted: 2015/03/19 in Uncategorized

Proverb of the week:


The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.


Sun Tzu


Contents this week

Proverb of the week:

Story of the week:

“”Childs Play”  Written by Ronald L. Riedell

“Quote of the week

Story one


“Child’s Play”

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Rock paper sissors

Brother Ron is sharing the above drawing produced myself me several years ago to demystify contract law through the rock-paper-scissors game. It may seem like a child’s game, however the game involves pattern recognition that is helpful in the resolution of conflict, in the face of conflict.

Avoidance, if at all possible is in most cases the best solution to conflict.  So, humble yourselves before God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

What is ἀνθίστημι (resistance)?  To set one’s self against, to withstand, to make a stand, hold one’s ground, oppose.

It is possible to resolve conflict with the use of intelligence.  I have been able to apply the principals of the rock-paper- and scissors to resolve conflict with intelligence.  In my years of studying Aikido and Iaido, Japanese martial arts, I have learned that the use of force is limited and that it sometimes becomes necessary  to apply technique or deception to resolve a conflict or attack.

When under siege, the everyday rules of life do not apply, and the siege is not over until there is a defeat or retreat.

The tree books mentioned in the graphic above are worth reading and will help you better understand reality.

“The Wealth of Nations, The Prince, and The Art of War.”  Paper, Scissors, and Rock.

Here is a video my son in law Jarrett took for me a few years ago.



Quote of the week: Worth Repeating

If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.

Martin Luther King Jr

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:5

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