- Religion and Philosophy
The Arab Fall. Will there finally be a true Arab Spring.
Blame not the Religion or Faith, a criminal does not need a reason
A desire to fight. We all just have to accept that some folks have it.
The situation in Syria is escalating. Jihadists are ending up with more weapons. Hillary just took the blame for what a President should accept and a counter strike is eminent. Over toward Alleppo bad things are a foot. And that stinks.
Think about though, it is not a them against us problem. The problem is with lack of responsibility withing these areas. These are criminals perpetuating these acts. And then Hillary comes along and takes responsibility instead of our president. Not good and here is why:.
In order to make more clear this violence of the Arab Fall let us look inside to the threat that is there, not Just Muslim and American but universal.
When I was young and playing in the school playground we would start a game. Whoever felt tough would draw a line in the dirt. And then say to someone “I dare you to cross that line”. Somebody had to do it. Maybe a grudge, maybe competition or maybe to move up in the social order. In my youth we fought a lot. I can hold my nose down flat, the bones to keep it rigid were busted so often they did not fully develop. Of course legitimate football and basketball and wrestling added their own. With childhood friends we count and reminisce over our scars. Many wounds have scars worse than they needed to be, cause we hid them from adults so as not to get in trouble. That is what Hillary did and ultimately it will make matters worse.
We wanted to fight so we would make up reasons. As we got older injuries became more severe so we generally stop doing it. Plus our coaches would get plenty pissed off if we were hurt for game. So by about the time of mustaches and drinking and girls we found better things to do. Fighting just was not the same and so we moved on other things.
Fighting just lost the appeal. When will terrorism loose its appeal.
What down right get on our knees thankful we should be that we are not sick.
Please do not understand illness to ever be associated with faith. It is the antagonist of illness.
I saw awhile back that a supposedly Christian minister of some sort got people all excited and burned some books. They were not pornography, they were not illegal and from what I could tell they were not immoral. My understanding is that they were another religion’s books of faith. That sounds doggone near normal these days. But still the notion is disgusting and anti-Christ as it could be. Man I have trouble keeping up with just reading all the books, I definitely don’t have time to go burn them in order to hurt another human soul.
Now fervent religious belief is a good thing. As long as the belief system does not go haywire and start preaching anti belief. My beliefs are my own. I have places to worship that fit my faith. I do some preaching. And I never shy from a good argument about my belief. My beliefs are strong. But there is nothing in my belief that allows me to hurt another with a different belief, because of their belief.
My vision of God is what we call “Omnipotent”. If God wanted to He could tell me to hate and be hurtful. So just what God is telling these folks to be violent toward one another?
People who profess a Muslim faith have just violently killed and otherwise seriously hurt people they did not know and they claim faith. It just does not rub well with me. Something is out of synchronization. How does one justify violence? My previous story of fighting was meant to work as a metaphor.
Some folks just like to fight and do mean vicious things to others. I tell you as a child I did. Sometimes there is something worth fighting for. Many a time I had good reason to fight, I just can’t remember a single one ;) Most adults contain the fight or flight reaction in constructive ways. But some just can’t.
Man is not a cattle. Through faith they cannot be led to do wrong, but through weakness they can.
Silver linings abound, but not if we buy into nutcases having a reason to commit atrocities
Our brethren who hide out and rise to the surface only to do damage are extremely violent. I wonder if they have a passage that includes going forth and raping. That is some sick behavior. No, I think we all have to conclude that there is no faith that commands people to act in such a manner. We have to conclude that there is sickness that lies within and stop looking for reason from without. If you ask a scorpion why he stings things he will say “because I am a scorpion”. If you ask these people seriously why they do what they do, the only true answer is because they are sick. If they blame it on a religion or faith that is coming from the inside out and not from faith to within.
A good thing to remember as horrible violence comes from within a man, it is also true that tremendous Love also comes from within.