I have heard a fair bit of reply to the posts that I have made thus far, and of course most of them have been negative in that I don’t understand what the true meaning of things are, and wondering of my credentials as a human being. The fact is, I’m no one special, I work as yet another of the many Louisville roofers in the area, and haven’t gone to any seminary school, no religious studies major, just another guy who looks out his window to life and comments on what he sees. Throughout the replies though, there hasn’t been all bad, and as stated in the last entry, there are many people out there genuinely trying to add something positive to the world, and even this one.
I have heard from those who disagree with me, and those who agree with me, and to an extend they’re both right, and they’re both wrong. There is no clear cut white or black when it comes to opinion, that’s the beauty of us all having a differing viewpoint, the freedom to be able to believe what we want, but we also have to have the frame of mind to accept that. Not to demonize others for having what we also have. The ability to be right, the ability to be wrong, the means to make a choice on what we follow, how we do it, and what we accomplish with our own lives. I don’t claim to know everything, in fact it’s admitting that I don’t that I feel gives me a bit of an edge over those who think they do.
I don’t claim to have all the answers, and if it seems for a moment that I’m writing like I do, then I apologize for not being better at choosing my words. I simply see us heading in a direction that doesn’t look to be anywhere pleasant or enjoyable for anyone save a few, and seeing as over the last thousands of years, our collective lives have been on a path of progression and advancement, it scares me personally to see us devolve like this. That we are a people of such promise, such ability, and kill each other over the slightest and most ridiculous of reasons, it baffles me, and I’m sure it baffles others too.
Where do we allow it to end, when do we get to the point of realizing that all of this is for nothing, that our actions only impact ourselves, and negatively impact all others around us. Giving rise and cause for retaliation, until all that’s left is the dust of our civilization long past. I have more hope for us as a people, wishing us to create something that will last, something that will advance us as a species. Maybe to send us to distant planets, or at least to send those who feel that they are so right on a subject that they have the ability to decide on a persons life.