Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sick........and Tired

I am so glad "political season" is done for now. So tired of the lies and innuendos that are fired back and forth from both sides. When I say "political season", you can understand what I mean. Why can't we see how destructive this "us versus them" is to our nation. Never, since I have been politically aware (some 55 years) have I seen it as destructive as it is today. The "us versus them" is not restricted to America, but is spread all over our globe. When will we as humans learn that "us versus them" is the surest way to bring about the end of civilization. I am serious! Political gamesmanship has been the stock and trade of U.S. politics for centuries, but it has become particularly nasty in recent decades. And, "us versus them" is no longer restricted to politics. It has become just as nasty in the religious realm as well. Man has always attempted to explain the the unexplainable and describe the indescribable, to his and others of his group, to their satisfaction. Yet, there are other groups (of human beings) who see it differently, who explain and describe things quite contrarily. So we have "us versus them in the religious arena as well.
Some would say "hate" is too strong a word to use in describing "the other" in these areas (political and religious). Others would say "hate" is not strong enough. We need to think long and seriously about what we are doing to ourselves (the human race) when we make these two areas of life so contentious. Where is the brotherly love that is so talked about in the religious life of people. How can a so called religious nation not follow the simple directive of the one whom they claim to follow:
Love God with all your heart, and YOUR NEIGHBOR (your fellow human beings) as yourself.
Instead, we show vile self-hatred of ourselves by expressing an almost total lack of love for our neighbors in this "global" society. Quit saying you love God, if you don't show love for your neighbor, whomever he or she may be.


  1. Yeah, one political season is over and another (the run up for the 2016 presidential election) is underway! I'm really burned out on politics right now. I feel the people are being manipulated by the money interests, even to the point of being convinced to vote against their best interests. I'm sick also of the gerrymandering that nullifies the voice of the people. Shallow cliches fly right and left (literally) and threaten to further dumb down the average citizen. Love and hate? Why some of these folks "love" their enemy so much it leads them to "hate" the (perceived) enemy. All is fair in love and war (and politics) and if someone gets "swifboated," well, the end justifies the means. I'm with you: I'm sick and tired.

  2. I don't think "hate" is too strong a word. What shocks me is when I hear the word "evil" to describe "the other." If one sees the other as "evil" than they are justified in their "hate." And by golly you can't even reason with anyone who has declared someone or something as "evil."