Saturday, February 05, 2005

ghandi

"Hate the sin and not the sinner is a precept which though easy enough to
understand is rarely practiced, and that is why the poison of hatred
spreads in the world."
-ghandi

i must decrease,so that we all can increase

Politics are so overwhelming. i know i could make a difference, i wouldnt sell myself short. the problem is that they are so dividing, those i truly care about are more important to me. i am not willing to draw battle lines because of a political stance. i found myself getting very irritated at simple things in life, just because of the message behind what i saw. i cant do it any longer. i will still be involved in the political process but i am not willing to hurt people over decisions in washington. then i began to think even further, why do i choose one political party. i really must choose individual cases for myself and not make one broad stroke of my political decisions.
i must reivaluate my decision on the ethics of war. Ghandi, Martin Luther King jr. and Jesus Christ would have asked us not to go into Iraq. but i wanted us to. their system worked, why do i insist on defending decisions based on washingtons decision and not on what i know the philosophers i try to immulate would have done.
Welfare, what an aggrivating issue. if the Church would do their job we wouldnt have to rely on the government to help the widows and orphans.
i must step back and see what is for the greater good of mankind and not the greater good of a political party. i am done with politics and have only begun with mankind.