Monday, February 26, 2007

Cycle of Violence -Child of Israel part II

The "cycle of violence" is when a child who is the victim of abuse...grows up to be an abuser.

This usually happens because an abused child is a fearful and insecure child who grows up to be a fearful and insecure adult, and a person who turns to violence for a sense of security.

Could a sort of "cycle of violence" apply to nations?

I don't know.

But I do know that we live in a time of fear and insecurity, and we try to solve our problems with violence.

While violence can be necessary at times, it is never an acceptable way of life for a person.

And it is never an acceptable way of life for a people.


sinincincinnati said...

You're on a slope to Hades too slippery for yours truly.
Let's just say faith in government is the mustard seed that grows into war.
And faith in government is sown by Western religions.
But Jesus' advice about taking the beam out of one's own eye before attempting to remove the mote from one's fellow's is still good.
We can only pray that we now have proof--thanks Israel--he was buried with his family.
That'll take a little air out of the faith business. Especially Bush's faith-based initiatives. heh heh

Heather Annastasia said...

Nothing will take the air out of faith.

It has a life of it's own.

Yeah, you're right. If Jimmy Carter and the U.N. can't criticize Israel without being percieved as anti-Semitic, then I suppose no one can.

Of course no one, even those above criticism, can escape the consequences of their own actions.

sinincincinnati said...

Governments constantly choose between telling lies and fighting wars, with the end result always being the same. One will always lead to the other.
– Thomas Jefferson

But, speaking of Jimmy "Ah jus' wanna be fayuh" Carter, I printed out an article penned by a Jew who heard Jimmy speak at Brandeis U. recently. This author was impressed at how warm Jimmy's reception was... in the lions' den.
Anyway, I put the article on the desk of a militant Zionist friend of mine at work. Naturally he sputtered (in an e-mail) at the mention of Jimmy. I e-mailed him to just initial the article, then put it on Abdul's desk.
Abdul is my other excellent friend at work. These two help me pass the time in my work environment/purgatory.