Monday, May 12, 2008

Questions?

And you thought it would take at least a year before I wrote on this blog again. Well that is if "you" even exist anymore. I'm sure that most have removed me from their RSS feeds, and others have completely given up on including my blog in their daily cup of "coffee." Well I'm back, and hopefully consistent. The nearly one year of writers block is gone... for at least today.

So I have been thinking about stuff other than babies, MBA school, and my cute wife (but not much). I want to know what principles America or even we as a human race are basing our lives on and striving to achieve. I know there is a lot of talk about "change we can believe in" or "world peace," etc. But what kind of change and what kind of peace? What are we believing in?

I have a belief in my belief system that each person has certain principles they hold themselves to, whether they are aware of them or not. Someone may do the "right thing" because it makes them look good, they get votes, they get a tax break, just cause, or because it is the right thing to do. People may want to save polar bears because they believe animals and humans are worth the same, or because they believe all of God's creatures should be respected and not abused, or just cause they like white fluffy animals that eat you. In essence people have reasons they do the things they do.

So when is that reason right or when is that reason wrong? Or does the principle/reason for an action not matter as long as the outcome is interpreted as good? If that is the case then what is good and what is bad? Is the purpose of this life to fight for what we want to be right or what is already right? I believe in the principle of “by their fruits you shall know them” but what if the person or group I am trying to know is just a sapling?

I believe that there is a right and that there is a wrong. I believe that mankind is not perfect, but we as a people desire to progress. Unfortunately sometimes as we work to progress we miss the progression line and instead digress. What does it take to progress?

I believe the answers are there, so how do we find them?

3 comments:

merrilykaroly said...

I believe we find the answers by searching. I don't think we're going to die and God is going to say, "Well, you joined the wrong church. Seeya." I do think He is going to make sure we searched and searched for the answers until we found them or died trying.

I believe that's what it's all about--searching for truth, searching to find out what is right and what is wrong, and making decisions based on what we find.

Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.

I don't think enough people are actively searching for more truth-- sometimes we just get caught up in what's for dinner tonight.

(Polar bears are fluffy, how dare we be so cruel as to harm their habitat for the good of our own species...it's them or us, man.)

Putz said...

you are not going to believe this, but it is true, i have been waitin, and waitin, and waiting for youu to blog again, i andd this is the honest truth so impressed with your contribution that i have been waiting....cause you see babies are the most improtant thing in the world, and your dumb article had only one chace to get one baby, if that does not happen PALOOLWEE

NoSurfGirl said...

Right and wrong... this is blurry for me. I'm a very grey thinker. I don't believe people are good or evil. I think we're a big mixture, and our actions define what we are. Because our motivations are so mixed, too... quite honestly, what is the most usual motivation you have for helping someone? If it's someone close to me, my motivation is more for the well-being of the person. But if they're unconnected with me in any way, I admit my my motivations are more infantile: a fear of punishment, like, my visiting supervisor will call me this week and I don't want to admit I didn't do it. The decisions we make can be productive and enriching to ourself and others, or unproductive and soul-starving.

Bad and good? It all comes down to what is truth, for me. How do you find truth? A real, genuine, piece of absolute truth?

Only through the Spirit.