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Justifying who we are and where we are going.

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DoveThere are many different viewpoints on how we are to live our lives and what it means to be a man (as in mankind). Much of this world's history has been about the destruction of ideas that may serve us. Fortunately, ideas can't be killed, but unfotunately, people can.  Hence, many people have died as a result of believing in an unpopular idea.

Instead of serving to unite people, religion has divided us. I refuse to believe that there's a God out there who only loves his Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist or "any-other religion" children and doesn't care about the rest. Every time a new idea comes along, there is more of an effort to discredit or destroy it than there is to merge it in our collective. As Bob Marley said, "How long must they kill our prophets, while we stand aside and look."

Of course, I could be just as wrong as anyone else, but there are pearls of wisdom to be found everywhere. I think our job is to find the ones that hold true to us and go from there. There are many ways of looking at things. There are many modern theologians who can well-argue that Jesus himself was a vegetarian. My only advice is to listen to your own heart.

And, if your heart tells you that there is a great injustice in the world and that you must change it, then you have to change the world. The world can be changed. And yes, all it takes is one person. However, I'm going to have to side with the Buddhists on this, "If you want to change the world, the first thing you should do is change yourself." Then, the world will follow. This won't be overnight, but you'd be surprised, it does work. Change one little boy (or girl) and you've changed the world.