Reviewing Facebook comments I worry for some who have lost sight of the center. We as a country or maybe we as a globe appear to be splintering into two oppositional groupings.
Some simply brand the divide as the Right and the Left or the Liberals and the Conservatives.
With this in mind, we should look back in history. At 5 PM June 16th, 1858 Abraham Lincoln spoke in the Springfield Illinois Hall of Representatives. He spoke of the issue of slavery yet if we reflect on the bigger issue he was also speaking to those who still insist on racial, religious or any other difference as reason for segregation.
If we delve back in time we find in Luke 11:17, Matthew 12:25 and Mark 3:25 writings of how Jesus spoke of a simple reality. Every Kingdom or house divided against itself will be laid waste, become a desert, fall upon itself or will not stand.
We could read and listen to the lyrics of Dave Mustaine.
Spilling blood across the land
Killing for religion
Something I don’t understand
And come to foreign lands
Ask the sheep, for their beliefs
Do you kill on God’s command?
Surely will not stand
My past erased, no more disgrace
No foolish naive stand
Part of the master plan
Don’t look now to Israel
It might be your homelands
Know it all scholar
Down in my seat of judgement
Gavel’s bang, uphold the law
Up on my soapbox, a leader
Out to change the world
Down in my pulpit as the holier
Sneak attacks, repel down the rocks
Behind the lines
Some people risk to employ me
Some people live to destroy me
Either way they die, they die
With hopes to enslave me
First mistake, last mistake!
Paid by the alliance, to slay all the giants
Next mistake, no more mistakes
Because I don’t say it,
Don’t mean I ain’t thinkin’ it
Next thing you know, they’ll take my thoughts away
I know what I said, now I must scream of the overdose
And the lack of mercy killings
Killings, killings, killings, killings
Mercy you know, they’ll take my thoughts away
In the end, the question is clear
When will we learn?