Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Answer...

We’ve all heard the slogan, “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” You know what? The underlying problem is neither guns nor people.  Hatred kills people.  Hatred is responsible for terrorism. Hatred is responsible for mass shootings. Hatred is responsible for intolerance and bigotry. In the vast majority of cases, hatred is responsible for violence. Okay, what causes hatred?  The underlying cause of hatred is ignorance, misunderstanding and fear. So how do we combat these things? Each of these evils are minimized or entirely averted when we simply denounce them and reach out to each other with compassion. The answer to hatred, gun deaths and violence is not a negative reaction to anything. It’s simply a more positive reaction to each other. It’s not embracing the politics of resentment, exclusion and hatred, but reaching out to the hopeless and helpless and embracing them.  SC 

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