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Where is the Humanity?

Friday, September 15, 2006

What would cause someone to hate humanity, to kill or maime, to burn down a school? The answers to such questions elude most of us, perhaps even those who perpetrate such things. But this I know...we have to take care of one another, friends, family, strangers, and love one another. Help and care for those around you. I refuse to hate the people who have done these things. I hate the results, but we need to find answers and resolve these kinds of problems we are facing among humanity today. For if we don't there is no humanity, is there?...

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    if only we did have answers...

    i'm going keep to my one person can make a difference way of thinking, but sometimes it feels like it's not helping anything at all.

  1. Anonymous erikku said:

    If I may expand upon Steph's comment, one person can make a difference, because in many ways, it's the only way we can make a difference.

  1. Blogger missy said:

    We need to believe that one act can make a difference...

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Personally, i think parents need to start listening to their kids, and i mean listening not hearing and from a young age. Be participants in their kids lives and take an interest in what they're doing.

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    you asked why the guns in my pics. i was doing work for a photographer....

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    It's just beyond words for me..

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    about your post, i've read some extremely narrow-minded articles on the entire ordeal, including one in the globe and mail that went on and on about how this boy loved guns and death and vampires...as if they were the CAUSE of the problem. this totally evades the real problems, which are much deeper than weapons and aesthetics of death.

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    I find it impossible to understand what leads a person to do this. It shows how fragile life is - we need to hold on to each other.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Sometimes people are beyond help and are just evil.
    The results are shocking and sad!

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    It is just so sad. I think that if you look in this person's background I am sure he has been screaming out by his actions he had serious problems but no one was listening.

    My prayers are with all those involved. I just can't imagine...

    Take care,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    Well if there is anyhting I can do then I need guidance as I wouldnt know where to begin. All I can say is yeah its wrong but.....

    The bunny ears are a korean tradition and it means victory through peace

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    When I heard the news two thoughts came to mind:

    - not my Canada
    - this was quickly followed by memories of the massacre at the Polytechnique

    I cant explain it. :(

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    It is sad. And why do these people always choose to go to schools? Is there a secret shooters code?
    :(
    It seems like it's getting easier to get "lost" in this world.

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    Despair ... yes, anger, frustration ... all of that and the availability of guns and the culture of chaos and the cult of celebrity that celebrates the lowest common denominator - "Paris Hilton" and her flock - where a person with no hope creates a newsclip with his life taking precious others with him.

  1. Blogger Ben said:

    Cathy, I have to say I really admire your compassion not to hate the perpetrator of this horror. I'm unfortunately not as strong as you, and although I don't believe in an "eye for an eye" I still have an over riding sense of hatred for the animal that did this.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    I simply don't understand these very strange days we are living in,when did we quit carring enough that we don't hear and recognise when someone is about to do harm to someone else or themselves?

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    i was startled to find out this happened in Canada. i was in the living room with 2 friends and they also jumped up and said "what, CANADA?"
    I refuse to hate too.
    xx

  1. Blogger sjobs said:

    I wish we had the answers to the humanity question. What does make someone act in a such a manner???

    Mary

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