Tuesday, September 7, 2010

When Did We Become So Divided?

I'm watching news segments about burning Qurans. When I was in Ohio, a man had signs in his yard, essentially telling people they were stupid for voting for Obama. Yet again, that's not the first time this has happened - liberals were so angry over Bush...

I don't know. When did we stop communicating with each other? When did we just start yelling at each other?

Sara Groves wrote a song and it was a song for her sons, telling them the advice she hoped that they would want to live by and it was inspired by something Jesus says in the book of Matthew. '...the love of most will grow cold.'

The love of most will grow cold. Is that what's happening to us?

I know. I haven't been around lately and now I'm here talking politics?! I know. Sorry. I have pictures to put up. I just needed to set this down. Hopefully I'll be back soon, but I haven't seen my father in over 6 months and he'll be in town...so maybe after that :)

5 comments:

  1. Very well put. I hope this is not the case, that "the love of most will grow cold", but it does seem that during these tough economic times, people are losing hope and are turning to negativity and hatred to sooth their wounds. Ugh. Thank you for continuing to be a positive, healthy, and faith lifting force! Jenn

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  2. We're definitely a society of blame rather than a society of solution/working together.

    So glad you get to see your dad! Hope you have a good time!

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  3. I was watching Rachel Maddow last night and she interviewed a Reverend with the Interfaith Alliance about the whole Quran thing and how the government and religion should work together in a positive way to allow for religious freedom and persecution of those who persecute others. The Interfaith Alliance had just met with the Attorney General on this. The Attorney General said that burning the Quran was ignorant and destructive. I just don't understand how people, especially a group of people who are supposed to be following a message of love, can be so filled with hate.

    I just saw this quote the other day and it only kinda sorta fits in with your post, but I thought I'd share it anyway: “The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”

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  4. Maybe we should concentrate on what we have in common, instead of what we don't. There will always be differences, but that's what makes this world so great!

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