posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 05:46 PM
Good thread. I read some of those threads, and a few of the comments were terribly cold-blooded.
Nobody is saying that people shouldn't have self-respect, or responsibility for their own actions. I think that there are a few on here who confuse
these issues, as if we shouldn't have compassion and empathy for those who are hurting, who are lost and cannot find their way, and for those who
need help and cannot seem to find it on their own.
The OP has compassion for all, even for those who are just damned unlikable (such as greedy bankers and bought-and-paid-for politicians). We could
all use a lesson in compassion from her.
Our modern western world no longer values empathy, compassion, civility, and care for our fellow human beings, no matter what color or creed. There
is something to be said about what is in our entertainment, and what we are putting in the minds of our children.
The way our government excuses cruelty, torture, violence against people who have done nothing, and division among the races and the religions, has
created a culture that is selfish, cruel, and exclusionary. We have not progressed as evolved humans should have. We seem to be going backwards.
This thread brought to mind a religious sect in India called the Jain. They believe that every life is sacred, so much so that they dare not swat a
fly, and they watch where they walk so as not to kill any living creature crawling along the ground. It is their feeling that every death creates a
black stain on their soul.
I can't help but wonder if there is something to what they believe. How black is our collective soul, with all the deaths we have on our hands,
through war, fomentation of civil unrest, poverty, etc? Have we reached the point of being unredeemable?