Saturday, December 7, 2013
Posted by CalledToQuestion at 9:05 AM
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I have never been one to fully embrace Remembrance day. I find, oddly enough, there to be to much glorification of war within this day. Do not think me to be ungrateful or disrespectful to those who gave and give their lives, but I shudder and my insides wrench when I think of all that went into and makes up war. While I am thankful for the benefits and freedoms that we all share in, I struggle to embrace the idea that we gained these because of war. Could we not have done so without war?
On days like Remembrance day, we tend to become overly patriotic, as if being Canadian, American or British is what won us the war. As if being these things gained us some sort of right to be human, or worse, be winners of some sort of game. I can not emphasize enough that there are no winners in war.
We tend to think of other nationalities as the opposers, the enemy or those to be conquered. We tend to bunch all the Germans into the category of being those 'evil Nazi's'. While we are not the only ones guilty of this type of thinking, we all have the tendency to bunch a community, culture and/or nation into one category. On Remembrance day we remember the fallen soldiers, we recall the stories, and we honour the sacrifice. However, on Remembrance day we often forget that we are all human and that we all share in on this same humanity. On Remembrance day we must remember that all are children of God, including our enemies. We must love them and also remember them, for they hunger, thirst and bleed as we all do.
The following is an excerpt of an article from the National Post( Article)sharing a perspective I have not ever heard during this time of year, Remembrance Day. If you enjoy it please click the above link to continue reading the story.
Posted by CalledToQuestion at 5:08 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Posted by CalledToQuestion at 9:46 AM
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Now I do not claim to understand the entire situation in Syria (though I do not know if anyone does) or claim to have an answer to what seems to be a very sticky situation. Some questions that run through my mind are:
-Why, within the last ten years, was the U.S.A. so ready to jump into war and/or action in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya?
-Does Syria not have the same offerings and rewards that that of the other countries have, such as oil?
-How many people must die before one must respond, is there a specific number?
-Why is it that there are so many Arab nations that hate the U.S.A. yet call and ask for a response against Al Assad's government?
You see there is a very compassionate side of me that hates to see others be harmed and killed regardless of what side they are on. It is terrible to see and hear what is going on in Syria, but I have to question whether or not all that I hear is actually true or not. We have heard such things before. Who do we trust? The U.S. government stated the other day, in regards to Syria and the use of chemical weapons, that, "This isn't Iraq, we have proof this time." REALLY! At least they can admit that they never did have proof for Iraq but how the hell can anyone trust them now?
Posted by CalledToQuestion at 8:30 AM
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I woke up this morning early and decided a walk would be the best way to start of this day. I did not expect what was to come. The town lay asleep within their homes warm and snuggled up in their beds. It was quite. It was peaceful. It was tranquil. It was everything I needed. So how can I describe it? Well...I'll, ever so briefly, try to share.
It took me as I am, as I took it.
Posted by CalledToQuestion at 8:44 AM