Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Hating is Not Living
However, this morning I got to thinking. The basis of a lot of the problems in the world today is fear or hatred. People talk about their god and whom others are allowed to spend time with in the same breath. Or they go on about an illness and their belief that praying to their god instead of seeing a doctor will help sort things out.
People who are afraid of loving are not living. People who are afraid of death are not living. People who are hurting often spread their hurt around to other people, believing it to be justified. That's not living. If they truly believe that their deity is a way to heal the world, why aren't they healing? More importantly, why aren't they working to heal others?
The world is full of crazies who rant about invisible beings whose purpose is to torture us for eternity if we don't follow their myriad "rules". There are just as many crazies who spout political, religious, or ideological delusions and believe that rational thinking and education are the enemy.
We have the resources to feed, clothe, and educate everyone. This world could be a paradise. Instead we build more weapons and invent more ways of killing, then grab the microphone and preach more hatred and justification for using those weapons. All while children go hungry, seniors die in poverty, and millions lack basic necessities. What kind of insanity are we perpetuating?
I'll bet that our future leaders will look back and say "What the heck were they thinking?" We have the power to change the world for the better but we lack the will and refuse to believe in the possibilities.