I noticed there were arguments about the word genocide in the news this morning. That prompted me to think about the words we use for things and how they can sometimes obscure what we believe about right and wrong.
It's pretty much always wrong to kill another human being, except possibly in self-defense. When a government starts a war, it's pretty much never actually truly self-defense.
That about sums it up for me.
Lots of people seem to want to accuse Muslims in general of being violent, but the most well-known Muslim in America got in trouble for publicly refusing to fight in a war. Thank you, Muhammad Ali, for being a great teacher to us all. Your passing is a true loss to the world. God bless your friends and loved ones who are now mourning that loss.
Posted by David at 6/04/2016 12:51:00 PM