Monday, November 16, 2015

Religious Wars! Is that really what's going on?

Religious Wars! Is that really what's going on?

It is extremely difficult to think that in the year 2015 we are still having to fight religious wars between the different faiths. 90% of the world's population believe in one form or another that there is a God or something greater than ourselves!  I do not believe that this is truly a war between the religions. I believe it is a war for power on many levels,  but a war nonetheless. One that we need to deal with quickly and effectively.

When I first heard of the psychopathic terrorist attacks in France on Friday, the warrior in me rose up immediately even at the age of 70. I'm happy to say that quickly my Spiritual Warrior overtook my human instinct for revenge.  As Mahatma Gandhi once said an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.   It seems to me we are on the brink of going blind.   Do I believe that all Muslims are terrorists? I do not!  I do not believe a majority of people of any religious faith are terrorists.  I do believe there are a few confused and dangerous people in all of the world's religions today, as it has always been.   What seems to be worse to me are the people that "hijack religious beliefs of any faith" for their own purposes to gain power.  This I consider "EVIL."

We have from the beginning of time dealt with threats and war, with more threats and more war in return.  That approach has always taken us deeper into the darkness of this world. Just look at our history to understand this.  All life is precious!   We all have the right to protect themselves in the times of trouble.  The question is what is the best way to protect ourselves?  It is my belief that we should all stand together as human beings and protect the rights of all of us to search and develop our understanding of the Creator God and how we wish to live our lives.  So it is the obligation and responsibility of all good people to protect these rights for all.  This means as all good people around our world, we must act together to stop those who would deny us the sacred right of understanding and living our own faith.  I am talking here to every believer and non believer.  Will we really let a few thousand psychopaths divide the majority of us from making the world a better place for all?

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