Anyone who paid attention in History class knows that the Crusades happened a long, long, very f***ing long time ago. So long ago that I am sure none of us still has PTSD from it. Yet, we still refer to it, and talk about it.
Does being a Christian mean that you are the worst human alive? Does that mean that no one can save us? After having been alerted this morning of the Belgium Attacks by France Info, I began wondering again why these attacks are going on.
Sure we used to pillage other countries. I will even admit that the western culture even went as far as raping others. However, once again, that was a very long time ago. The Catholic Church is not sending individuals to the middle east wearing long white tunics with red crosses down the front. We live in a “free” world where we can be who we are. Why do you have to force your ideas or beliefs on other people? And why do you feel the need to leave home if you don’t want to? Oh that is right because you were worried you would lose your life.
No one asked you to seek help in leaving your country. In fact no one asked you to change your religion, and yet you feel that because the rest of the world does not “accept” who you are, or bend to your beliefs that this is reason enough to kill everyone.
Just like the Christian Bible/religion you are grossly misinterpreting the word of God. I am very sure that Muslims or anyone other than Non-Christians do not follow the teachings of Jesus. However, if you took the time to read his trials you would understand something. During the time of his Crucifixion he faced a lot of hate, and a lot of torture. He also bared it all, he took it all on his shoulders because he was trying to send his message of love.
You don’t want me to talk about Jesus then lets talk about Gaundhi. The man held peaceful protest of fasting in order to become independent from British rule. He didn’t whine about having to stop being Indian, or that the white man didn’t accept him. Nor did he encourage young men to strap bombs to themselves . He made a difference, and made people pay attention to him because of his teachings.
Martian Luther King made a difference as well through marches and peaceful protest. He didn’t encourage young men to blow themselves up for “the cause”. Unnecessary deaths are just a waste of life, and is down right spitting in the face of the God who gave it to you.
Mother Teresa had nothing, yet she found a way to get noticed. She worked diligently in Calcutta to help the hungry and the sick. She did it all without blowing herself up or asking others to do so. She even managed to get the attention of the British Royal Family.
We all have to understand something, and it is very simple. Not everyone is going to like you, and that is fine. We no longer live in the dark ages where you could simply be put to death if you didn’t follow the “hot” religion of the day. Our lives are contingent on the practices that we preform everyday. When we all finally take that final bow the only one we will have to answer for is ourselves. No matter what God you believe in. The actions of violence and hatred that we express everyday will be our downfall in this life and the next.
Follow in the footsteps of those who have come before us. Gaundhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and other peaceful leaders. The only way to make changes is to let go of the past and create a new better future. One that does not involve needless death from either side.
I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts on these heartless attacks.
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