posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 12:59 PM
Originally posted by Crakeur
Originally posted by Thought Provoker
THAT IS WHAT CHRISTIANITY HAS BECOME... a machine that ensures children hate whatever their parents hate.
that first line should be humanity, not christianity. unfortunately, hatred is passed down the line in all faiths, all cultures.
Yes, it is. But it is not passed down by all humans
(aka "humanity"). It is those few rare gems of people that give humanity a redeeming
quality or two. Someday they may become the majority if enough people reject hate for hate's sake. As with most things, it's up to us to improve the
world through our actions, our words, our teachings. You can teach kids to hate, or to love. You can instill selfishness, or greed, through the
examples you set. Very few children will ever grow out of whatever was shoved into their heads at impressionable ages. I'm one of the lucky ones, I
guess. I was able to make up my own mind (eventually), and break the conditioning and see the truth. But what chance does a Palestinian kid have of
breaking it? All day every day they're oppressed prisoners; not hating their oppressors is a virtual impossibility. And since that entire conflict is
based on "my God is bigger than your God," it will never be resolved until they realize they all worship the same God with different names. But with
all the dogma they're carrying around, they probably won't realize it until it's too late. Whose "fault" is it? Whoever started the cycle. Everyone
else is just another victim of it. As long as that cycle continues, death and hate and chaos will rule. Can the cycle be broken? Only time will
And in the meantime, each side will use whatever weapons it can get (including children) to fight the other side. It isn't about Christianity, per se,
no... but it's about love versus hate. It's about god versus god. It's about free will versus doing-what-you're-told-because-some-god-said-so. This
reminds me of my favorite Star Trek line ever (said by Riker): "Maybe the end [of the war] begins with one boy putting down his gun." That's the only
place it can begin; the adults sure aren't going to change. Rebellious children are the only hope for improving the human race.
3/17/2011 by Thought Provoker because: Forgot a whole paragraph.
edit on 3/17/2011 by Thought Provoker because: ...and I got Riker's
quote wrong... doing too many things at once.