Violence, Humanity, and the Madness of Hate
Certainly, anyone watching the news this last month is aware of the violent demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. This violence is just a sampling of the violence programmed into human nature. But what else has happened in our world in the name of humanity and its madness of hate?
We can look at Jammu and Kashmir, Mali, Sudan, Israel, Palestine, Bangladesh, Syria, and Chicago. I could go on and on filling many pages of the human violence against humanity, just this last month.
Is violence of humankind so common in our world we take it for granted? It seems so, unless it is perpetrated in our backyard.
The world’s violence is seated in hatred. But where does hate originate? If one wants to understand an issue they must get to the core of the problem, which is programming of humanity, the mass conscious socialized teachings of civilization.
Most of the primary educational institutions regardless of country or culture stem from religions and or governments. Do religion and government promote hate in these educational institutions? Not all of them, but many do. Where is the American school system heading? One can look at the comments of Betsy DeVos, the new Secretary of Education. “There are not enough philanthropic dollars in America to fund what is currently the need in education…Our desire is to confront the culture in ways that will continue to advance God’s kingdom.” My question, which God?
If one were to look at the many wars occurring today around our world, you could find the cause to be based on religion and government. According to the United States Government, there are ten official wars, eight active military conflicts involving 64 countries, and 576 militias and separatist groups occurring right now, but this changes daily. That is a whole lot of killing going on. These wars do not include the war going on in the United States between many violent gangs.
Racism is alive and growing around the world, for it never ended. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) rally took place. This group was started by and claims to be Christian. They teach hatred against African Americans, Latinos, Asians, Catholics, Jews, and gays. One can research their violent theology of murder and torture. Then we have the neo-Nazis who also claim to be Christian, whose theology of hatred has continued from the days of Adolf Hitler. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, these are just two of 917 such hate groups. Many of them claiming to be Christian.
The United States is not alone; you can search the names of many hate groups throughout Europe and the pro-Russian extremist groups in Central Eastern Europe, also involved in torturing and killing gay men in the name of Christianity.
These radical Christians are not alone in funding hate groups. One can look at radical Muslims who use the Koran to justify killing, torture, and rape in the name of Mohamed, such as ISIS. We also have the violent Jewish radical hate groups who attack Christians and Muslims. The Palestinians also have their hate groups. Certainly, most other religions in the world have some form of hate groups. The three primary religions Christianity, Islam, and Judaism have one thing in common. They all trace their history to Abraham of the Old Testament. Historians refer to these three religions as the Abrahamic religions.
Abraham as part of Christian teachings, teach Jesus of the Christian Bible is the son of David and also the son of Abraham. One can read the books in the Bible, Matthew and Luke to understand these teachings of Christianity.
Abraham is also the patriarch regarded by the Jews as a founder of the Hebrew people through his son Isaac. Muslims believe the Arab peoples came through Abraham’s son Ishmael.
One would think if all three religions stem from the same man, Abraham, they would seek to work in peace towards a peaceful religion. But rather these three religions have a long history of murder, torture, and rape. To understand this, one must understand the historical record of the Old Testament, which promotes murder, hatred, slavery, rape, conquering, and destroying other cultures. Read how God commanded genocide in the book of Deuteronomy and 1 Samuel. In the case of the Amalekites, God ordered all men, women, and children to be murdered, even killing all of their animals.
Jonah has long recommended people search their ancestors to understand what energy of consciousness they may have inherited. The same applies to these three religions. What have the followers of these Abrahamic religions inherited from their ancestors? If you were to research the history of these religions, you would find they have some of the worse atrocities committed in the history of humanity.
Most of the people in these three religions are very loving, compassionate, and giving people. The majority of them would run to your aid seeking to assist. Most of these people express the love they have learned from their religion, but not all.
What do the Abrahamic religions teach about hate? Perhaps it would benefit the readers to study this based on their religious heritage.
Many of you familiar with the Old Testament know it is a male domain. God commanded men to have authority over women, own slaves, and stone those who did not obey God’s laws. God blessed these actions according to the scriptures of the Old Testament. Women had very little authority or free will. Isn’t the same true today in many of these three religions? Aren’t some men attempting to control the free will choice of women? Search these men who seek to control a women’s choice, are they followers of the Abrahamic religions?
Also, search many of these hate groups. How many are men? Certainly, some do allow women to be a part of their hate; it is mostly men.
So what about the issue of hate? You could take three children, one of each religion and color. Allow them to play together and just experience some good fun. How bonded would they become, as they age into adulthood? How strong would their relationship remain? So what occurs to a child to develop a hate for someone else? What happens to that child who grows into an adult and joins the KKK, or some other government or religious hate group? What occurred to a child who becomes an adult murdering and raping? One can say they were taught this, but the answer resides much deeper.
An adult who is a racist did not simply become a racist.
An adult who is a rapist simply did not just become a rapist.
An adult who is a murderer simply did not just become a murderer.
What happened? How does hate infect a child?
The only way you can teach a child to hate is first you must teach that child to hate them self. Once you teach a child to hate them self, the rest is straightforward for them to act out racism, anger, and destruction of the heart.
Is it not for each to search their heart to see what residue of self-hate they may carry? Did they develop this residue in their religion as a child, or perhaps they inherited it from their ancestors?
When you teach a child to self-hate, this energy can go on for generations. Are you the one to bring it to an end?