A Few Thoughts About Current Events
Today’s principle seems to be “kill the killers” but if we follow through on that, won’t we have to kill ourselves? Aren’t we killing a part of ourselves every time another human being is killed? We are all part of humanity, made up of creatures to which were given specific divine gifts, a spiritual nature. We are at a time of crisis in the history of humanity for we risk losing this nature since it needs Good to thrive.
The Middle East today seems to be some horrific type of men’s playpen where they get out all their war toys and see what they can do. Everyday it seems another country has joined the “game”.
“A search for belonging, purpose, adventure and friendship appear to remain the main reasons for people to join the Islamic State, just as they remain the least-addressed issues in the international fight against terrorism,” the report states. (report prepared by the Soufan Group.)
Surely we could find ways of meeting these needs of our fellow human beings other than going off to war.
A minor detail perhaps, but I have not heard anyone mention the effects on the environment of all these bombs, all that ammunition, even just in the streets of Paris. Do they clean that up? Do they count on the rain to wash it away? But there is no “away”.
Why do they “explode” the terrorists? How can we find out why they did such a thing if they can no longer talk? How can they come to their senses and express regrets, perhaps dissuading others from doing such things if they are no longer among the living?
I would so much rather see random acts of kindness than random acts of violence. We must stop this never ending cycle of revenge.