January 19, 2006

The Way I See It

In the past people offered their children up as sacrifice to the gods in the hopes that it would prevent destruction or bring salvation.

Gush Katif was uprooted. Men decided on this action because they felt the sacrifice would bring about peace. There are plans to destroy more communities. The idea is that if we give up enough land, if we kowtow enough, we will have peace.

Haven't we learned?

At what point did it become sensible to placate the violent and cruel? Does it make them less demanding? Should we offer a batter his demands to prevent the wife from further abuse? 

A murderer, those who kill directly or send others to kill, suupporting them emotionally and financially, those who are proud to raise their children up as killers (all murderers in my mind) do not do so because they feel human life is precious. They do it because they do not care about life. How can one make peace with someone who does not care about life? That is not the path of true love. Rewarding someone for murder helps no one. And if a group of people murder we do no nation good by rewarding that group with their demands. It simply breeds more violence.

That G-d has a plan I have no doubt. Gush Katif could not be uprooted without G-d's will. Neither will any other community stand or fall without G-d's agreement.

And this of course is the conundrum of a religous person's life. We have free will, but there is a plan.

Our job is to leave the knowledge in G-d's hands and do what is correct. Giving away the land that G-d gave us to guard and protect is a huge mistake. Neither is it logical to feed the deamnds of those who are bent on evil.

It will not lead to peace. Only true repentence, and caring about each other will do that.

I pray for those who were injured in the recent terrorist bombing in Tel Aviv.

I have no faith in man. It is only to G-d that I turn. We need to change; we need to forget the minor things and help those who need our help.

Posted by Rachel Ann at January 19, 2006 05:28 PM | TrackBack

You are SO RIGHT ON!!! Gaza is mentioned as being emptied, in the prophets...Micah I think it is. We all need to know what HaShem has said in the Tanakh...in future it could be MOST helpful indeed.

I am searching for a good crochet pattern to make a nicer kippah for hubby...not sure if that is the best term for it or not...anyway, I cannot knit but can crochet. I have searched the internet for one...got a few ideas but nothing very special looking...do you have any ideas? Or a site to suggest? Thanks!
Blessings on you and yours!! Elizabeth

Posted by: Elizabeth at January 20, 2006 03:04 AM
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