One World Summit
post_id: 165 / post_date: 2013-11-19
Dear Fellow Human Being,
To requote [link type=post id=47]an old sentiment[/link]:
Peace on Earth is a 1939 MGM cartoon about a post-apocalyptic world populated only by animals. Two young squirrels ask their grandfather on Christmas Eve who the "men" are in the lyric "peace on Earth, good will to men." The grandfather squirrel then tells them a history of the human race, focusing on the never-ending wars men waged.
As the centennary of WWI approaches - 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918, I feel it is our duty to commemorate the war that was supposed to END ALL WARS with a renewed pledge to root it out in the world. This means to be more vigilant, more tolerant of our brothers and to teach our children to mix well with others.
If it isn't religion, its economics trying to keep us apart. I ask once again - what of the love Moses, Christ, Mohammad, Buddha and Krishna bore us?
If we can't believe in some common God / Apostle, can we atleast believe in a WORLD OUR CHILDREN DO NOT GROW UP IN FEAR OF?
Lets shadow the timeline of WWI and purge hatred from our systems and not carry on the anger another generation.
If parents can find it in their hearts to forgive and love the murderer of their daughter (I still choke when I think about this), can we not find it in our selves to live up to that spirit of a God above in which he caused a divine spark to be in us and truly 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
Its a 4 year challenge. Can we achieve it?
I will leave you with a paraphrase of the famous words of JFK - "Ask not what the people of your world can do to let go of the past, but what YOU CAN DO to love your God better and serve your fellow man."