3/14/98: Here are some things I do not understand:
If it is a statistical fact that 1 in ever 50,000 people is a murderer, regardless of causality, then by what reasoning does a community decide life is expendable by allowing itself to grow beyond 50,000 in population?
If the book of Revelations in the New Testament makes references to a "one-world bank" situation, why would our democratic leaders push toward that end?
Why must I search for my outcome? If mortal life is followed by eternal life in some heaven, or if mortality is our sentence to hell for sins committed in a nether existance or if my body ceases to function and the light simply goes out or if the kinetic energy of my soul dissipates into the atmosphere and is absorbed by all past present and future life, what difference does it make?
Why does a culture narrow its concept of all things to exclude the possibilities of everything? Why is there no peace in a culture for randomness?
Why does society give meaning and definition to natural phenomena other than to be able to judge others by their happenstance to that phenomena?
Why did our forefathers create a land of freedom, stand in awe at its infancy as the immigrants flowed from every land on earth to partake of this new freedom, and then suddenly begin to hate? Proof of the hate is in enactment of anti-discrimination laws and protections. Were our ancestors not so thankful for this land of freedom that they grew to hate their brothers?
Why do Christians (or other religions) kill for their God? Why do these same Christians exercise such hypocrisy in proclaiming love for all mankind? Why do Christians follow the letter of the bible only where it suits their current place in life?
Why can one be allowed to eat anchovies in public and later breathe on anyone he chooses without criminal prosecution, when we have moralists decrying sickness and psychotic behaviors from activity they never witness?
Why don't citizens of this great nation bother to vote? What is the root cause of apathy?
Why is man curious of things unknown? "To seek knowledge and understanding of why something is as it is." Why does he need understanding of something that is as it is? Is there not enough beauty in what he sees that he has to dissimilate it searching for more beauty? He probes meticulously into atomic regions to gain an understanding of the very basic elements of all things, not so that his curiousities are answered and thus satisfied, but so that he may then know how to change it to fit his ideal of perfect beauty.
Why do we blame the ignorant for things we ourselves are responsible for? Should a deer be run down by heavy clunking machinery transporting man faster than his natural ability, we blame the deer for being in its path. Why can man not take responsibility for himself and his actions? Why is man so blind?
Why do we allow ourselves to respond naturally to external stimuli without criticism from our peers, until the response is sexual in nature? Do you feel violated when a humorous statement makes you laugh? Something other than yourself took action to evoke a natural response from you, without your permission prior to such action, to feed its own hunger for satisfaction and ego. Why do we not get angry when a pleasant response resulted from someone else's actions, until the response is sexual in nature? Why does society apply meaning to sexual responses, when they are nothing more than naturally-occurring responses to external stimuli? Why can this society not see that their applied meaning of an action lays the groundwork for violations of that control? By the same reasoning of this society, what is the meaning of laughter and why has its power not been harnessed to manipulate and control others?
When all of nature's serenity is shattered by capitalism's finest hour, what becomes of nature itself?
Why are there more diseases today than 200 years ago, by about 100fold, including cancers? Is it because our understanding of disease has enabled us to identify more of it? Or is it because these diseases increase in incidence proportionate to the population? Or is it because of external influences on the natural processes of all living things?
Why do we panic and feel lost when our computers go down? Why are we terrified of the year 2000 where computers are concerned? Are we not a self-reliant species of life? Why is there fear of mechanical failure of a product manufactured by man? Why do we panic when we suddenly lose our financial position in society? Why is there no pride in surviving hardship? What is the definition of hardship? Man existed for thousands of years without money. So why does he panic now?
Why do Christians live by greed? Is it not a sin of their faith to be party to gluttony? How are they able to reconsile this sin into something acceptable and without fearing judgement from their God? How can man base his whole sense of self on this sin? How can a Christian society be so confused in their interpretations to actually respect and honor a sinner of this caliber, for the very sins he commits? Why do they choose to ignore the teachings of balance and moderation in all things?
How can the religious not question their feelings of faith as being the disguised temptations from the Devil himself?
How can a person take no offense to the image and aroma of his own excrement and when exposed to another's, react with repulsion? Because it is a natural function of the bodies of all animals is the reason it is accepted and legal.