There is just lot of things going on these past few days: the heated debate of the Democratic nominees, the raid of the FLDS Church regarding Polygamy in Texas and the first visit of the Pope to the US after heavy scandals on child molestation by some priests. In a nutshell, it is a question of faith, peace and being a brother’s keeper. A fallen leader or prophet, a President at stake, a Pope trying to iron the issues- is nothing surprising at all. The cycle of the generations in centuries and history just go back and forth. Are we just a generation of too much information, too much knowledge at hand and yet, forgot the basic?
My heart was completely torn for the Moms who were being separated from their kids. I just can’t believe that in an advanced civilization like America- such community would exist. It’s ridiculous to hear a Mom on TV kept asking for justice in “the Land of the Brave and the Land of Free”. While I may not be there to witness the situation first hand but then, I felt so desperate how all these kind of society or these people allow themselves to be a victim? I don’t even understand why these ladies are crying for justice without even knowing what they’re crying all about and use their religion or faith as an excuse? For me, it is the laziness of these people that have trapped themselves to a perpetual ignorance. I agree, it is not a question of religion- it is a question of awareness. They just fail to question their religious beliefs or even try to make an effort to understand the reason behind that law. A major form that laziness takes is FEAR. My take on this is: if they’re asking for justice and freedom, why would they allow their kids to be married as early as 13? Or let their leader control them by pulling out the head of the family or the Dad out from that household, leave and start another family in another city with a new wife?
Well, here's an insight from one of my favorite author, CS Lewis:
Of course, I quiet agree that the Christian religion is, in
the long run, a thing of unspeakable discomfort. But it does not begin in
comfort; it begins in the dismay and it is no use at all trying to go on to that
comfort without first going through that dismay. In religion, as in war and
everything else, comfort is one thing you cannot get looking for it. If you look
for the truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will
not get either comfort or truth-only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin
with and the in the end, despair.