February 25, 2016
Where is God's mercy?
You learn pretty quickly the things people tell themselves in cold comfort when tragedy strikes. This week 10 year old girl Kiera Larsen, died while saving the lives of a 1 and 2 year old who were left playing in their front yard, when an SUV started rolling backwards toward them... and if you clicked on the Facebook news story you could read what everyone was posting in their share of this article... and it went a little something like this:
God needed her back, she was an angel, etc... and I have to wonder why so many people turn to Biblical sources in times of tragedy, as if it's not absolutely Machiavellian for a deity to send a child for the sole purpose of sacrificing themselves for others, which is the basis of their whole story, right? How cruel though is that for the child? Why are we so inclined to believe that a God would think that's a fair trade? If there were such a God, why not just save the kids himself without the need for a sacrifice?
I think we can all appreciate sacrifice, when it happens, but I don't give God credit for that sacrifice, I give the girl credit. Because on that terrible day, when this ten year old lost her life, God didn't do shit for her.
According to The Bible, God desires mercy, not sacrifice. And yet so many believe in sacrifice by God, with a strangely absent merciful nature on earth.
It is ironic that one can believe God forgives, while also believing in cause and effect, the very nature of the universe that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, because ultimately then, there is no forgiveness except that which one provides for themselves that is in balance with the universe... theology is enough to drive you a little mad
March 18, 2016
June 12, 2016
I just heard what happened in Orlando... something terrible happens every day, and people ponder it a moment, think about the tragedy and they feel bad... but what we need is for people to get mad and start putting a real plan into action to change things. You cared for Kony for a day. You care for this or that for a day... and nothing changes... we want wars to end but we keep sending our kids off to war. We want obesity to end but we keep sending our kids to the fast food drive-thru. We want gun violence to end but we keep teaching our kids how to shoot. We need to start putting our money where our pain is... and stop supporting the corporations who develop the things that are killing us. There is no lesser of two evils anymore, only two puppets, one in one hand, one in the other...
June 13, 2016
Answer to tragedy isn't apathy, that's surrender. We can't all be innocent kittens, cute and cuddling. Someone has to protect the innocent
Telling killers to stop killing is the same as telling the poor in some 3rd world country to stop killing manta rays... desperation changes you, and what you have to do... if we want an end to the killing, we must balance the haves and the have nots... globally... we must work to the common good. We talk of corrupt nations keeping the wealth for their dictators, while the poor struggle and unnecessarily suffer and die... generation after generation... it's the same everywhere. The national disparity is the global disparity. Wheels within wheels... nothing is sacred, nowhere is safe. Mankind rushes headlong into its extinction, and some will adapt to the new world, they will survive... but a change is coming, will you be ready?