posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 08:35 PM
I messed up on starting this post...anyway...here is what I wanted to say and pushed wrong button too soon.
Can there ever be peace in this world? Are we, as a species not able to exist without war and murder and such. When the first caveman clubbed his
neighbor to obtain his neighbors home or food or wife to the now times where greed and corruption and violence seem to rule the day. All through time
and mans existence on earth, there has been derision and division and violence for so many varied reasons. Is it perhaps a trait of man...something in
our nature, our spirit, our DNA or some other reason as yet not given a name as to why we do the things we do?
In days of old, there were Barbarians and pirates and thieves and terrorists and war mongers. In the present time, they still exist. We may have
different names for some of them now but the result is the same. Murder and mayhem and cruelty and such. We have always seemed intent on building a
"better mouse trap", a better weapon, yet efforts to cure the common cold or Cancer seem far behind our works and efforts to created bigger and more
efficient and better ways to kill.
When the first atom b*mb was invented, there was no turning back. You can't uninvent that. We can creat new and novel viruses and other biologicals
and chemicals in our labs to maim and kill and cause disease and suffering. We can create aircraft and do amazing things....mostly for war purposes
We have GMO foods that were supposed to be created to put an end to world hunger, yet many people the world over are still starving.
Are we as a species acting the way we were meant to act? No matter how many religions and humanitarian organizations exist, the carnage and mayhem
goes on. Is the human species even capable of being other than we have always been. If there has been some Cosmic alien entity monitoring us through
the ages, I feel like they have been exercising tremendous restraint in not turning this planet into a burning cinder so as to prevent us from
spreading our violent ways like a cancer throughout the universe...but perhaps that doesn't happen because "they" are NOT like us and do not wish
to destroy. (Hypothetical what I have stated here...just saying).
We all were born with hearts and minds and emotions....perhaps the answer is that some humans are born lacking "souls" or consciences. Maybe that is
the answer. There are good people that do good works and have compassion and love for their fellow man. Yet, I can't help but ponder as to why
violence and war and murder has always plagued the world since the beginning of time. Religious folks have explanations for this and I have no way of
knowing if they are right or wrong relevant to what they say. Science may have their own theories as to why, we as a species are warlike and such.
Those words on a Christmas card..."Peace on earth good will towards men"...they sound beautiful and I wish they would/could become reality. It
angers me and saddens me that the way of the world has not caught on to that yet. Is it expecting too much to wish for peace on earth? Would such a
world be considered what religious folks call heaven and this world is not heaven so therefore we can never attain what we wish for and hope for and
pray for in that regard?
Was Einstein right...."Mans technology far exceeds his humanity". Are we human yet not humane...not able to possess and define what it is to have
humanity and love and compassion for our fellow man. Just wondering here on a rainy, gray day.
Any thoughts anyone...any answers.