I KNEW better than to say anything in these threads. I thought by saying people are people it would be neutral enough to stand but silly me, I shoulda known better.
Hey... nothing wrong with hoping and thinking best of things. I hope I'm wrong here. Don't think I am but hope I am!
Outside of being prepared physically and mentally for self-defense and self-preservation, and some common sense to know how to apply them, I am all for living together in peace.
I've been taught that there are only two races on earth. Those who belong to God and those who do not. The problem is this: only God knows who is and who isn't. So far be it for me to provoke a fight out side of the context of self-defense/self-preservation.
Nah - S'ok. I'm known as the crazy old white broad that lives on the corner by the kids in the 'hood. :-)
Tough world out there.
Some teach thir children to beat homosexuals to death.
Some teach their children to hate black people,
Some teach their children to hate white people.
Some teach their children it's okay to bomb mosques.
And fact... some is far from all no doubt. Thing is... the "some" are the loudest.
1Jn 4:1 NKJV Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
1Th 5:21-22 NKJV Test all things; hold fast what is good. (22) Abstain from every form of evil.
You should really read the book "Blackhawk down" by Mark Bowden. I'm going to cite a passage from it-
If all anyone wanted was to watch their kids grow up, the history of the world would be much different."The idea used to be that terrible countries were terrible because good, decent, innocent people were being oppressed by evil, thuggish leaders. Somalia changed that. Here you have a country where just about everybody is caught up in hatred and fighting. You stop and old lady on the street and ask her if she wants peace, and she'll say, yes, of course, I pray for it daily. All the things you'd expect her to say. Then ask her if she would be willing for her clan to share power with another in order to have that peace, and she'll say, 'With those murderers and thieves? I'd die first.' People in these countries - Bosnia [and Kosovo and now Macedonia] is a more recent example - don't want peace. They want victory. They want power. Men, women, old and young. Somalia was the experience that taught us that people in these places bear much of the responsibility for things being the way they are. The hatred and the killing continues because they want it to. Or because they don't want peace enough to stop it."
-- Unnamed State Department Official, quoted by Bowden, pgs 334-335
You're a good woman with a good heart. If everyone in the world was like you, the world would be a very different place. But it isn't. People hate, hate enough to kill. Hate enough to sacrifice their kids to kill, and be glad to do it. Be proud of it.
That's why we're all waiting for the messiah, isn't it?
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