Rockets for Allah


Rockets for Allah

How can any god claim pleasure in the suffering of innocents? How can human beings claim a right to destroy others in the name of a perceived deity? Isn’t one life as precious as other lives? The right to life and liberty is fundamental across national borders and political ideologies. When any force rises up within a geo-political jurisdiction and pours out its incendiary fuel to ignite war and a wave of oppressive actions mankind is the victim and humanity suffers. Whether the battle cry is uttered by the terrorists of Hamas, Boko Haram or the misfits of al Qaeda, invariably the stated justification is a political contrivance masking underlying spiritual philosophies. When human beings claim a divine right to forcefully inflict their views on others in the name of their beliefs, it is a supremely absurd contradiction which bars any possible authentication or justification of those spiritual realities. Many see these bizarre attempts on the screens of their consciousness and align themselves without contemplating the reality beyond the boundaries of nationalism. It is a global phenomenon that has permeated human life in the masquerade of rightness over the past centuries. It has also become a justification for human exploitation and mass destruction on an ever expanding scale. Our perceived intelligences have bestowed little in the way of compassion and mercy, instead each new incident becomes the vehicle for launching the next attacks on those we see as our enemies. If God is a God of love, how is it possible to justify an onslaught of rockets in the name of a concerned deity? It is time to recognize that human passions can never be used in a spiritual context to vent feelings of fury and frustration. This truth applies to individual interactions between persons in the same way that it applies to relationships between nations. Returning love for missiles of hatred and bitterness may seem like the height of foolishness, but it is the ultimate answer to a history of conflict and confrontation. Can I really strike down my neighbor and shroud myself in a garment of self-proclaimed justification? It would seem that such rationalizations are as heinous as Cain’s murder of Able. But it seems that human nature is truly warped by an endless capacity for self-delusion and deception. How does one render their conscience silent in the face of such daunting truth? We are called upon to love each other, not to slaughter those who embrace differing worldviews. This drama, which is being played out on numerous global battlefields, is a constant reminder of man’s decadence and ruthless deterioration in the face of the first evil bite of the forbidden fruit. It has been a downhill slide since Eden and things are unlikely to change direction in the near future. We are a people who have lost our humanity and truly are in need of a Savior. This reality is the picture which emerges as I ponder our need for an outpouring of divine love. The contrast between the toxic global environment and God’s word points to an ever-growing gap between human intentions and God’s compassion and mercy. In this awed state of awareness, God’s word becomes the only source of hope in a rapidly evolving parody of self-justified evil and the global rise of unprecedented ruthlessness in the name of religion. It is truly time for a return to love and submission to His word. We cannot save ourselves.There is no neutral ground between good versus evil. Neither rockets for Allah nor the violence of greed, lusts and murders which occur everywhere bear any resemblance to the actions of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ

 
 

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