Monday, March 25, 2013

All People are the SAME - Just a Different Paint Job

This is what the world looks like folks - I've been in about 50 countries the last three decades and have personal knowledge.  God gave us each a different "paint job" at the end of the human assembly line, that's it.

Inside we are the same! So stop building walls and making false assumptions about other people.

Oh for sure, we have different cultures, religions and languages. And some of us are gay while others are straight. Some of us are nice and some are assholes. But basically everyone I have met wants the same thing: an opportunity for education, a job and to live in peace and be left alone.

And yes there are extremes in every group, and I mean EVERY group. Those who would kill an entire group for the acts of a few are basically no better than Hitler and his genocidal regime. Every culture and country has both good and bad, just like here in America.

Perhaps you forgot there was a time when Christians "crusaders" marched off to fight in Jerusalem. Or that the Catholic IRA was blowing up and shooting Protestants in Northern Ireland. Or that whites randomly killed blacks in the South - some fresh from World War II and still wearing their uniforms. Or that we have domestic terrorists like Tim McVeigh who blew up a federal building in Oklahoma City that also housed a child daycare. No one group is perfect.

So let's cut the hate over other peoples' color or their religion or their sexual orientation. In the eyes of God we are all the same.

 By the same token I don't want other people, based on their religion's ideas, condemning everyone else as "not saved."  I don't think God is that narrow minded. After all, he created ALL of us.  In fact, the "Big 3" religions - Christianity, Judaism and Islam - all trace their origins back to the same person - Abraham. I have been in Churches, Synagogues and Mosques. I heard the exact same sermon in each - be good, pray, repeat.

If you have a problem with that, take it up with God.

Then go travel the world and find out for yourself. Treat people the way you want to be treated - with respect.

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