posted on Jan, 7 2009 @ 10:39 PM
reply to post by dantrav
Is either sentiment wrong? Is either correct?
They are both correct. Any loss of innocent life in war is a terrible thing.
What is the problem with our world?
Race, Religion, and our so called country "borders."
All of these are dividers of people. Pride in ones race, religion, and country has played a major role in any major conflict.
People don't seem to realize that they are being led and teached from the very day they were born to view things as their country or religion wants
All of their opinions are formed from what the see on tv, read in newspapers, hear on the radio, or what their religious leader is telling them. Most
peoples opinions are entirely based on this. Each country will present news in a different way...mostly in support of that countries laws and
religion. It's biased...which in turn makes the people within the borders of that country biased...not because they want to...but because that is
what they are taught and led to believe.
It's all about perception. Some can see through it..many cannot.
Myself...i will not take a side on this. Why? Because it's not within my jurisdiction to do so. I cannot judge someone based on something that
someone has told me or by something that has been reported to me as that information can be inaccurate or shown in a way that is biased. People seem
to fall into this trap which in turn divides us even more.
Unfortunately...people in this world will not accept the fact others can and should have ideas and beliefs that are not the same as their own...even
when those same ideas and beliefs have no direct effect on them whatsoever. It is a major flaw in all of us.
The worst part of it all is that people fight and die because of these flaws. People will fight for an idea...not because it may be right....but
because they were told it was right.
Edit: Starred and Flagged...good thread...let's hope it doesn't turn into a bash fest as i know this is not what you are intending with this
[edit on 7-1-2009 by David9176]