Dude I know, http://www.mauricebroaddus.com/blog.htm brought up an interesting question in his blog about people participating in the commuity.  You should read what he had to say.  This is an expanded version of what I said.

The Army teaches 7 Army Values. Duty, Loyalty, Honor, Personal Courage, Integrity, Selfless Service and Respect.

Technology wise The US Military is one of, if not the greatest force in human history. If each and every member truly understood, lived and breathed those 7 Army values they might be one of the greatest moral and ethical forces in human history.

So many people Talk values and commandments. So few really truly LIVE them.

They want things to be easy, to be done(by someone else), to be right. They look to God and or the government to make it all right.

I think the answer to the question is that people have to understand if we are here for a reason, it isn’t to live in a better world, it’s to build a better world. Not just watch it be built but to roll up our sleeves, get our hands dirty and do the hard work of making the world a better place when you leave it than when you came into it.

What if? What if God asks a sinlge question when all is said and done, nothing more?

What did you do to make it better?

What would you say?

In may experiance people are always looking for easy.  Myself included.  I suppose if you’re an atheist then that’s completely justified.  You figure this is it.  Make the best of it while you can.  But…if that’s the way you what to play the game, don’t complain about the rules other people make.  They got to make them because for the most part they got up off their asses and did something.  Not always the right something, but at least they took part.  If you’re gonna watch from the sidelines, you give up the right to bitch.

If you can do better why don’t you?-insert lame excuse here.  It’s either worth the time and trouble to get involved or it isn’t.  If it isn’t shut up stop whining and just watch with the other spectators.

It’s the religious people I just don’t get.  I’m not beefing on any one religion it’s pretty much any of them.

They claim there’s an afterlife most of them and then the people who claim to believe sit on their asses and wait for Heaven on Earth.

Excuse me folks, while you try to have your cake and eat it too.  It doesn’t work that way.  Heaven is either the afterlife or it isn’t.  If it is…see my point yet.  It can’t be here AND there.  All this crying about why bad things happen?  They happen because this isn’t Heaven this isn’t hell it’s the place on the way and it’s self service.  It’s not the drive in happiness machine.  You can’t just park the car in the middle of the road and expect someone to bring you perfect bliss.  And yet, that’s what so many people do.  They sit in front of the TV bitching about the news, telling themselves they’re just as talented as the latest twit to be voted Mr or Miss whatever the hell the latest get famous quick show is, and they wonder why the world isn’t getting better.  They wonder who they can vote for or pay to go make it better for them.  It’s like sitting around waiting to win the better world lottery, trouble is no ones selling tickets.  They sell distractions and empty promises and sit back and relax cure-all the worlds pain gimmicks.  And people buy and buy and buy and buy.  Because it’s easier that way.  Easier then asking yourself what can I do to make the world a better place.  I’m not exactly pointing a finger at anyone or everyone, I’m as guilty as most, but at some point you have to ask that really scarey question…What if?

Jack William Finley/aka (Jack the)Ripper
RIP

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