053 "Eternal Feud"
Eternal Feud Full Image
x 72" / Oil on Canvas
by John WorldPeace
A partial interpretation from the artist's perspective
At the center of the
painting is a triangle with a circle in the middle.
The triangle is divided into three equal parts, which
are colored green, purple and orange (secondary colors).
The purple represents Christianity, the green, Islam
and the orange, Judaism. The triangle is a symbol for
The center circle indicates
the Infinite Potential, or the all-encompassing, indefinable
totality of God. The three separate parts of the triangle
signify the anthropomorphic aspects of the eternal God
that each of the religions of the West identifies with
The men at the lower
part of the painting each have green shields, which
identify them as Muslims. In the middle of the painting,
the men with orange shields are the Jews and the men
with purple shields are the Christians. There are only
four orange shields because there are only about twenty
million Jews compared to two billion Christians and
one billion Muslims.
The religious soldiers
are marching on the coffins of the dead Christians,
Jews and Muslims who have been killed in holy wars for
the last two thousand years. The red surrounding both
the coffins and the triangle is the blood of the many
religionists who have been killed in holy wars.
In the center of the
painting, surrounding the triangle, are human eggs and
human sperm. These eggs and sperm illustrate the multitude
of unborn children of the religionists who will be born
and will potentially die in the blood of the holy war.
Surrounding the circle
of soldiers of the three Gods is a black circle, representing
oil. It is the oil in the Middle East that continues
to fuel the holy war that exists there. The black oil
rises and surrounds the buildings in the city at the
upper left of the painting. This exemplifies Western
Civilization's dependence upon oil in the past, present,
In the upper right hand
corner is the symbol of WorldPeace. It is a red hand,
which represents mankind and a green and blue yin-yang
symbol, which represents the ever-changing earth.
To the left of the WorldPeace
symbol are five figures, which represent the races of
man who oppose WorldPeace; red, yellow, black, white
and brown. The men have no shields because they do not
need to defend themselves from WorldPeace. Their singular
goal is to keep WorldPeace isolated, thereby keeping
it from infecting all of humanity.
(from The Book of Peace by John WorldPeace at http://www.johnworldpeace.com)
War is, in reality, one human being murdering another
War is generally defined as armed conflict between nations,
but it is
individual human beings who do the actual murdering
and the dying.
War is one man murdering one woman, one woman murdering
one man murdering one man, one woman murdering one woman,
child murdering one adult, one adult murdering one child.
War is one
human being murdering another human being.
Whatever the stated causes of war, the truth is that
it is nothing more
than the sacrifice of our children. It is our children
who we allow to be
murdered in war and their families must then live with
sorrow. How can this be acceptable to anyone?
War is the result of frustrations in a society that
comes to believe that
there is no other solution to a particular social problem.
No nation goes
to war with clean hands. No nation murders on the battlefield
Powerful nations murder because they think they can
get away with it.
They may impose their will on the survivors, but they
sow the seeds of future wars. The thought that murder
is a solution to
social disagreements is tragically laughable.
How can we delude ourselves into believing that if a
person lives next
door to us, he has the same rights as we do, but if
he lives in a foreign
land, his life has no value? Is human value, in truth,
based upon the
physical location of one's home?
We are all God's children and we are each at one with
each other. The
murder of anyone sends irrevocable and intolerable vibrations
the world. The legacy of violence is always more violence
and the legacy
of war is always more war.
We are at one with God and at one with each other and
we can never
justify the murder of any human being. Words like justice
or God's will
can never justify the great tragedy of humanity murdering
As members of a World Society, we must embrace the great
condemnation of murder as the legacy of war. There is
no victory in
war without murder and there can never be victory of
any kind with
Inner peace comes in the knowing that when we all
accept each and
every human being as our neighbor, not only will we
refuse to murder
anyone, we will never have to concern ourselves that
our life's blood, our
children, will be murdered by anyone else.