jmgoyder

wings and things

Elsewhere

on November 16, 2015

The horrific carnage in Beirut and Paris is an indication of a very serious hatred, fuelled by a proliferation of small pockets of extremists. Regardless of religion, history shows that fundamentalism, in all its flavours, hurts us, hurts the whole wide world.

As I sit with Anthony in his nursing home room, tell him about recent events, and watch him sleep, I realise how insignificant our problems are in comparison to what is happening/has happened elsewhere.


7 responses to “Elsewhere

  1. it puts things into perspective, I have my own beliefs on what is happening but I wont bore you with them. we can only do what we can do in our own circle of influence.

  2. as i become more ill i find it hard to understand the carnage and hate that goes on out there. my world is becoming smaller and still i want to cry when i see the woman hanging 20 feet in the air. i just feel so powerless to do anything beyond these few rooms.

    i leave it to the good people such as yourself. i send you love and warm hugs my friend

  3. tootlepedal says:

    Your problems aren’t insignificant at all. We just live in a world where everyone else’s problems are thrust on us whether we want them or not.

  4. Vicki says:

    I agree Julie.

    And while I don’t know the answer as these extremists have distorted views of their religion and place in the world, I don’t believe retaliation per se, is the answer. These people have a very inaccurate understanding of their own religion and are fuelled by leaders of great hypnotic power.

    I genuinely believe that even removing those terrorist leaders will not necessarily remove the threat. Their followers have been brain-washed. They are seriously disturbed and damaged. The more the Media highlight their cause, the more they are motivated to create mayhem and violence.

    Perhaps the answer lies just as much with the international Media as it does with the terrorists. If there was a way to remove them off the internet/media and isolate them from the general populace, then there would be a chance of at least containing their influence on the weak and vulnerable youth.

  5. Agreed, so much hate, I don’t understand it

  6. Terry says:

    The chaos and hatred is boiling and I have to ask God to protect us more and more, hugs

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