Xmas is just round the corner and millions of Christians all over the world will be celebrating the birth of their Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on December 25. Many non Christians also celebrate the occasion, not necessarily from a religious perspective but more so from a seasonal aspect in keeping with the end of the calendar year, holidays, and the forthcoming new year, with all its revelry, atmosphere and "spirituality".
All three Abrahamic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, are supposedly from the same God, irrespective of what names are given to Him and were supposedly meant to reform humanity from a totally barbaric (The English were referred to as Barbarians in medieval times) tribe to a more decent, peaceful, and compassionate species. Prior to these three faiths being present on earth we do have the advent of Hinduism and Buddhism, who also preach the same thing from their own perspectives.
Sadly, what we see on the ground today is far from love, goodness, and compassion. Even with the massive development of science, medicine, technology, and learning, it appears that man, in his own need to sustain his power, status, and presence, keeps oppressing his fellow man in order to control and rule. Human rights, freedoms, and other simple common sense needs are seldm seen to be present even in the so called "democratic" and first world "emancipated" and "educated" nations.
Why do we have to face this dilemma on the ground today, I wonder? Any answers from the floor?
The religious parish would usually claim that the sufferings of humanity are brought upon themselves by their own hands in neglecting God, Prayer, and His Teachings. If that be the case, then why does not God step in and make a difference by removing the evil ones and allowing the so called "Saints" to take over and implement his plan? The secular folk may claim that its just a matter of greed for power and wealth thats driving humanity into this abyss as can be seen from the economic debacle that Wall Street has showered across the globe. The atheists may simply attribute it to nature taking its own course, based on instinct, as seen among the creatures who live in the Amazon and other forests across the divide.
If neither the fanatics, secular folk and the atheists, do not come up with a solution to put out all the fires burning across the planet and rid us of the sufferings that we see all around us we will probably only see another new year unfold with the same events happening over and over again in various nations, cities and towns.
It doesnt look like there will be an end to the madness.
A Happy New Year 2013