Belief

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Every day I am inundated on my computer with the exultation of the evils that confront us day in and day out. The posts reflect an acceptance of wicked and atrocious acts and deeds committed by or toward ordinary men, women and children of all ages.

BELIEF

By Al Garcia

Every day I am inundated on my computer with the exultation of the evils that confront us day in and day out.  The posts reflect an acceptance of wicked and atrocious acts and deeds committed by or toward ordinary men, women and children of all ages. 

There are massacres of children in schools, rape and violence against the innocent and the pure, exterminations and annihilations of entire villages, families, political and religious factions, and tragic disasters that result in every type of human devastation.  And each and every time, I hear the same receptive and accepting outcry, because we are told that our Creator never leaves us or forsakes us, that He is our refuge and our strength, and a help in time of trouble, and that He shepherds us, guides us, and provides and protects us.

And as a result, we attribute all that befalls us, as HIS will – the good, the bad, the horrors and the miseries that touch and affect our daily lives and the destiny of our world.  “His will” is the will of the supreme being, entity or creator, conceived or perceived by different peoples in different ways, and by different names.

Yet, our Creator gave us a world in which to freely wonder and roam.  He gave us a mind with which to think, to contemplate and deliberate.  He gave us the ability to conceive and perceive the unimaginable, and the will to achieve the incredible.  We are not puppets on a string, or pawns to be flung and tossed about like autumn leaves in a gust of wind. 

We were created with intelligence, abilities and capabilities that gave us power and control over our domain.  So why, I ask, do we presume to blame His will for what is clearly conceived and perceived by abhorrent and arrogant mortal minds, touched by the evil that was foreseen and foretold?  Why must we blame Him for our depravities, and our cruel and intentional decisions and actions that result in death, destruction and mayhem?

It has become too easy to blame Him for His mistakes, His inabilities, His flawed decisions and actions that result in the tragedies, calamities and misfortunes that befall us.  When will we begin to take responsibility for our actions and for the decisions that lead us to destroy the best of us, and the best in us?

It is time to stop the blame game, and our attempt to minimize our own frailties and imperfections.  Time to start blaming the demented and broken minds, and the arrogance that precipitates the evil that finds its way into the hearts of egotistical and vengeful men.

There is always a name, a face and a reason for the despicable actions that assault and offend the normality and serenity of our lives.  And it is not He, who created the heavens and the earth, but rather it is the hidden evil that dwells in the hearts and minds of disillusioned and disenchanted individuals, who have betrayed Him and the promise of His will – to find the bond that holds and joins together His Word, His promise, and our faith.


Submitted: May 27, 2021

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moa rider

Everyone is entitled to their own belief - as long as it harms nobody else, Al, but beliefs have cause untold harm. There's logic to everything, if you're parepared to look for it, the evils that have been done are by people who for whatever reason take advantage, hate or both. As for bad luck, it happens just as good fortune happens. The tragedy is some people, communities find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time and nothing can change that. Usianguke

Fri, May 28th, 2021 2:46am

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just words reflecting thoughts that swirl through my mind.

Fri, May 28th, 2021 6:11am

Trindin Wright

I appreciate your conviction to move away from blame placement to self accountability. Although, I can agree this must happen if we are to survive as a species, It fails to miss a crucial variable. Most Humans are only as good or bad as the story given to them in their formative years. If you train a child to express bias of any sort that child will most likely struggle with said bias or biases for the duration of their lives. These biases are the roads to the atrocities you mentioned. These are unconscious acts committed by those whose God is their own desire. We must be like the children before the biases and protect our children’s ability to see past the container of another person into the other’s consciousness that looks just like their own.
Control the training, control the person, control the person, control the society. Peace to you.

Fri, May 28th, 2021 5:18am

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just words reflecting thoughts that swirl through my mind.

Fri, May 28th, 2021 6:10am

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