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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sad

I don't get very political on my blog because mostly it is a way to record my family and share what we are doing through digital scrapbooking. I will say that today I am very saddened by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. There is evidence of hatred all around us. The hatred seems to be in layers like an onion and as you peel each one back all you do is cry. The mixture of politics and religion are volatile. I see the small embers of anger and hatred when I hear friends and relatives denigrate each others' views on politicians or issues involving different proposed legislation. I realize most of this ire comes from a strong belief, but what upsets me is the lack of respect shown when voicing that belief. I believe that most people reading this blog are very upset about the killing of Benazir Bhutto. I would also like everyone to take stock in how they purport themselves when expressing their thoughts. I feel that the road this suicide bomber was on started one step at a time until he/she bought into the concept that killing people for the cause was collateral damage and smiled on by deity. Through some of the books I have read lately I understand, better, the psychology behind these acts as cognitive dissonance. I fall under this category all to often.

I find some of my solace in these verses:


Matthew:
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Tears.

2 comments:

Michael Taylor said...

"If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known."
George C. Marshall

"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."
Bertrand Russell

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
Douglas Adams

WHAK'd said...

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