Turn on your light

There are many responses to terror. I think I’ve seen just about every one of them in the last 24 hours. Everything from deliberate indifference to bloodthirsty calls for revenge. Everything from “look at the cute bunnies” to “nuke ’em all and let God sort it out!”

To one extreme I can’t go, even though I’m trying. To the other, I won’t go, no matter how easy it sounds. We can’t ignore the fact that there are literally millions of people on this mudball that would kill us in a heartbeat. And they would do it just because of the way we look, act, think…or just because we exist. But I won’t jump on the bandwagon of hate as a defense mechanism. I will not paint an entire group of people with the same brush, just because it’s easier to shoot first and ask questions later. As Brian said, an eye for an eye will not solve anything.

I know it’s a tired, old thing, but I need to say it:

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I Cannot change

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6 Responses to Turn on your light

  1. Brian says:

    Donation made.

    You are right. We may not be able to stop the evil, but we can keep working on the good.

    You’re really quite wise for a little half-elf.

  2. etherian says:

    Thank you for turning our heads from the ugliness of the past few days. If I had to run into one more blog that felt it necessary to post “those images” I was thinking of shutting down the computer and the tv for awhile.

  3. Love Begets Love

    I am not a political blogger…never claimed to be one. So you won’t hear me go on and on about the horrors that have been going on in Iraq. Those who know me well enough know how I feel about all of that.

    Solonor offered an excellent post abou…

  4. Alan says:

    Thanks for the link and kind words, Solonor … this week, we’ll make a difference and strengthen the good.

  5. Mike says:

    An eye for an eye was their solution. It’s what I thought we were trying to rid the world of. Thanks for your insights.

  6. Karan says:

    Bravo Cookie Man!

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