Sunday, July 24, 2011

A failing western freedom?

Sunday morning, here I am still feeling like death warmed up and trying to recover from this flu. I've been reading about Norway's tragedy that took place on Friday and China's train tragedy that took place on Saturday and reading some of the comments written by so called civilized people on the net, such as:

"Let the Christians kill Christians and behead each other in the name of their religion... "or

 "What Jesus fails to appreciate is that it's the meek who are the problem" or 


"The bible is so full of holes that if Saquille O'neal were to attempt a free throw, he will never miss. LOL. You can quote me on that." 


These comments were copied directly from Yahoo news.

I am amazed. There were some good comments and to tell the truth most condemned the whole thing.
Soon after the train crash in China more than a thousand volunteers were working to free survivors and a further five hundred volunteers had made themselves available to donate blood. This, to me, shows a strength of community character that far surpasses that which is evident in our western culture, or at least the so called western culture evident in my country, where there would have been a thousand looters trying to get as much as possible for themselves.
Another thing that I noticed after the tsunami that struck Japan had subsided was the way people collected the victims possessions and returned them to them. No looting what so ever. They too got together and did their best to help each other.
I would be very interested to know just what sort of treatment the Norwegian gunman would receive in China or one of the eastern countries or even a Muslim country. In killing these helpless youngsters he showed absolutely no mercy what so ever and yet, he now expects the families and friends of those he killed to agree with his perverted reasoning??
Jesus tells us that the right way to live is to treat others the way we ourselves would like them to treat us. Quite frankly, I choose the Chinese and Japanese example of care and integrity.
Oh by the way,  Anders Behring Breivik , has aligned himself with Christianity and has adopted this statement as his credo:
 "Once you decide to strike, it is better to kill too many than not enough, or you risk reducing the desired ideological impact of the strike," 
 Jesus never told us to kill anyone, so how on earth can he call himself a defender of Christianity? There is obviously a lot more to this than meets the eye but I can't, in any way, reconcile a child on her knees, begging for her life to be spared, at the feet of a maniac who kills her despite her cry, with Jesus and a free world. The west is not free, we have become victims of our own complacency and the freedom and rights of anyone but ourselves. Our laws have done this.
Now you know why I no longer have a TV and why I don't read the newspapers. The world today really upsets me, Big Time.
Let me know what you think by leaving a comment. Do you think our law system is destroying our western culture and the lives of our children by not dealing out justice as required, or do you still believe that a term in prison is sufficient deterrent to murder to keep our countries safe.

3 comments:

  1. Hello Geoff. I am glad you are on the mend.

    I'm just not understanding what you meant by: "The west is not free, we have become victims of our own complacency and the freedom and rights of anyone but ourselves. Our laws have done this."

    In the United States, 'justice' rarely seems to be served. Our court system suffers from a back log of cases, convicted crimminals file unending appeals, and murderers sit on death row for years, sucking up tax payer's money. Prisons are so over-crowded, criminals are being set free before their full sentences are served. Supreme court judges are ruling from the bench--making their decisions based not on the United States Constitution, but ruling by way of precedents set in other countries. The United States of America is going down the tubes. Moral absolutes are no longer absolute. "If it feels good, do it." What might be 'wrong' for you, is not necessiarily 'wrong' for me. We have a liberal President in power who has proven with his actions that the unborn should have no protection and nor rights, homosexual marriage is acceptable, yes, even fine and dandy. America wimps out when it comes to defending the pricipals on which this country was founded--they are being ruled 'unconstitutional'! The Bible, God, and the 10 Commandments are no longer welcome in public schools, creation cannot be taught, as evolution now rules. 'Diversity training' is a politically correct term for brain washing. 'Freedom of Speech' is rapiding fading for Christians. Acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle is promoted in the name of 'diversity' and 'tolerance'. God help us all.

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  2. Joy hi.
    What do you mean you don't understand?
    I'm not necessarily talking about the US but western countries on the whole. They all seem to have the same problem, the criminally destructive have become more important than the innocent.
    In the US you still have the death penalty but in Norway the worst you can expect for murdering nearly a hundred children is 21 years living off the state.
    This subject really upsets me.
    What you have written in your comment is in fact exactly what I meant by saying we are no longer free.
    God bless you my friend, I know you are not the type of person who would commit any of the above things and it is a pleasure to know you and have you consider me a friend. Thanks, Geoff.

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  3. Okay, now I understand. I think I was wondering exactly what you meant by 'western' countries. Thanks.

    The death penalty is rarely carried out here and when it is, we see a group of people protesting it. It sickens me to hear of someone killing a child (or adult) and they are able to live out their years cared for by taxpayers.

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