-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Thou Shalt Not Kill - Like hell

The commandments say a lot of things are prohibited, among them is killing one another. What a pile of crap. Watch the news, tv programs, movies, listen to stories, read books (including religeous books), any other source you can think of that I haven't, the one thing that humans do seemingly at the drop of a hat is KILL each other, usually for little or no reason.  Ok you say, yes there are some crazies, criminals and others of that ilk that do commit murders but not normal people, oh no.
But the truth is that no other animal kills, or loves to kill like a human being. Another truth is that like manure, killing flows downhill. Presidents and Kings kill every day, throughout history. The difference is that they hire (or draft) police departments and armies to acually pull the triggers. The only real difference between Obama, for instance, and your average gang leader or drug dealer  is just in the scale of their murders. Our religous leaders preach constantly about the evils of killing. But at the same time never seem to have a problem sending our sons, and daughters to war, or out in the streets to kill.  It's been going on as long as there've been people.
The 6th Commandment says Thou Shalt Not Murder.  It doesn't say except (insert exception here)....

Lee Murray

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