Interesting approach OP. First I think the root cause of all conflict should be defined.
Organized Religions all claim themselves as being THE exclusive path yet all fail miserably in the compassion for others department. What then
happened to divide mankind?
Plain and simple (and probably much consternation from half the planets population) is that in the beginning Lucifer was cast down for jealousy and
In society vanity is evident everywhere every time a woman puts on makeup ... hmmmm
Eve talked Adam into taking that bite
Abraham's wife talked him into sending Ishmael off with a mere pittance of the inheritance of which first-born were customarily entitled to it.
Ishmael was run off and that anger/hatred/jealousy/revenge manifested
Mohammad went into a cave for two days and thought he was possessed and it was his wife who told him no, he had a vision from God
Woman has been looked down upon, even by today's standards in some cultures and movements that took foot-hold and empowered them into the mainstream
workplace has diminished the family unit that is no longer close-knit
Children are spending more time in day-care than with the mothers, school-age continues the separation, and a working class sees it through until
retirement age at which time the grand-kids are passed off onto the elderly who have little patience for diapers or bouts of me-me-me mentality.
Peace isn't something that can be coerced, bought, sold, or manipulated via agenda, it must be earned. Mankind will never have lasting Peace until men
find peace and contentment within their own realm of influence.
... Hell hath no fury... sounds so cliche but if you are married you know just how much patience it takes to convince a woman of anything. Money
problems are the root cause of most divorces,
Getting back to Abraham, his wife "was" barren and the first-born was via the hand-maiden (a fancy name for servant or slave) and in God's eternal
wisdom he blessed his wife with child (otherwise that jealousy/rage thing would have been against the servant)
What does it all boil down to? In God's wisdom he gave us diversity to teach us acceptance but it is the woman that will be the hard-sell to accept
that good looks are a fleeting moment of existence and character is by far more important. Looks fade over time while character only grows
Peace and Fear are allusions in a militarized society and the missing ingredient, the most powerful of all emotions, the emotion that ushers in
harmony and serenity is love.
How many beautiful women ostracize men because they aren't the Adonis they feel they should be companion with? The shallowness of a vain creation can
manifest nothing but disappointment.
Do I love my wife? Hell yes! does she listen to my better judgement? Hell no! She spends and enjoys shopping then later has to worry about paying
bills. She says we used to go shopping together but when a man goes shopping it is for something and not anything (and spend a long time looking at
everything) I sit in the car now and watch every car in the lot change and the objective was only a couple of items.
So it isn't so much what can bring Religions together, it is in finding that peace and contentment at home first. Look at Islam and the polygamy...
any wonder why they are so ready to suicide?
I so want to believe that not all women are as depicted here and yet I will ask all the ATS women the same question, do you truly love all? If so
then acceptance and Peace are an attainable goal, and yet being honest with yourselves don't you resent it when there is a "man of the house?"
(Unless there is something that you want done that is...)
I say all this half tongue-in-cheek and yet reality is that I was a happier man at one time. Why are women so prone to introduce misery into the
world? Why do women always have to get their way regardless of consequences? (Because a loving man will do anything for his wife)
IMO we have many languages and cultures,(to teach acceptance of each other) but the biggest culture-shock is between the sexes and that my friends is
why never the 'twain shall meet. Woman made up her mind that all should be as she sees it otherwise the home-front becomes a war-front and all hell
... why does it always have to be too late for resolution and division becomes the operative word? Perhaps divorce is merely a reflection of where
society stands on the harmony train... war is a consequence of instability , injustice, and lack of compassion.
sorry ladies, not to stereo-type any of you but in all honesty are you capable of loving all others like you love yourselves? What if all looked the
same? What if brains were only in those who developed the character?
What if Peace were dependent upon keeping the Peace at home? Would those feeling love be so anxious to hurt others?
... a house divided comes to mind.
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