Some brief & random reflections on the current state of affairs

evil love Mar 04, 2022
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There is so much hate, anger, division in some quarters. Yet the opposite is also true, as in other quarters there is unity. The Freedom Convoy of Truckers comes to mind. 

Have we been manipulated? Torn apart and divided? We’ve certainly been physically isolated, in contravention of generations old practice of quarantining the sick and allowing the healthy to live free. 

But division also quarantines us, the othering of those with views contrary to ours. What of diversity? Diversity is not some quota demarcated by skin color, gender, race, ethnic, state of ability, because that “diversity” only pigeonholes, isolates, and others people, individuals categorized by group, seen not as individuals but as the herd and as such often have a herd mentality. The first “othering” – Cain and Abel. Cain spilled blood, did not see a brother, only as the cause of his troubles with...

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evil Feb 25, 2022
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Where evil lurks

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956
Unless you’re willfully blind, most people would agree that evil is all around us. It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe a supernatural source of that evil, we can all agree that bad—even evil—things happen to good people.

Evil abounds

There’s the malevolence of genocide, plundering national resources, and human trafficking, just to name a few things. Combat these evils we must, to be sure. And not all of us can do everything. So you may be called to address one thing and...
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