Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Coz I only have two questions...

10 years;  2 wars;  919 967 deaths;  and $1 188 263 000 000 later...

1.) So how long until we find the Weapons of Mass Destruction?
2.) And how long until all the troops are allowed to go back home?

The essence of every religion and belief lies within these words:-

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God - what is good and acceptable and perfect. Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of others; extend hospitality to strangers. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are. Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12: 1, 2, 9-18

"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." -- Martin Luther King, Jr

2 comments:

  1. This is such a difficult topic. I mean, really, the only argument I can come up with is that if women ruled the world there would be no weapons of mass destruction, or wars for that matter. We would invest our people's money in feeding our children and creating a better education system. Better medicine. We would have f-ing priorities than do not involve killing our fellow men.

    I just can't believe it. This all started when I was 16-years old, and now, 10 years later, I am watching the same crap go down. It is just an ongoing war that will seemingly never end. History is there for a REASON, it is not just a high school requirement. It's there so that we may learn NOT to make the same hideous mistakes over and over and again. And yet...

    As one journalist said:

    "Where is the deeper, more meaningful reflection?"

    "Haven't we learned any lessons in ten years? Paid any attention along the way? Gained any valuable wisdom? Are we really better off?"

    "Can it ever be a true victory when so many don't even seem to comprehend the magnitude of what has been lost along the way? Or even what the future might hold?"

    "Was it all worth it?"

    The answer is, no.

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  2. Michi - The sad truth is that in war, NO ONE wins. All those soldiers that gave their lives leaving their families behind to go on without them, and all those innocent civilians caught in the firing line... and to what end? The worst off are those who survive the war - that have to now face the psychological aftermath of what occurred.

    And at the end of the day, it's all smoke and mirrors fueled by greed or power hungry morons because those calling for war are never the ones that partake in it! So they don't lose anything really.

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