VAS, you still haven't addressed the horrible comment you initially made- that if God is put "off limits" (to hyperbolize), so too, is love. Please, please tell me where you draw than conclusion. In a later reply, you also call God the author of love. Does that make him love? i am the author of a great many poems, not all of them so great... am I a poem? Is Stephen King horror? Is Picasso a distorted picture? We are more than the whole of what we create, if, in fact, God did author love. That, however, is an unproveable fact, one that I don't accept.
'The youth in the schools were unaware how important unity could be. They had been oblivious to a need for patriotism to a country, to a cause, perhaps because there was so much attention placed on individual needs and happinesses.'
You speak of unity as if it is proven, a needed thing. Do you see unity in this nation now? I don't. I think this War on Terror is a joke. And you know what? So does my boyfriend, my best friends, and my mother. Unity? Is this diversity in opinion about the war a bad thing? Individual needs and happiness should take a backseat to patriotism? I don't think so... America remains American even in war time (even if the war is a big P.R. gag...) and dissent and protest must be recognized as an American's right... I exercise this right not out of a lack of patriotism, but because I am patriotic, and I want to add my own two cents, in hopes that my voices will join with others, that my idea of what is right will also be heard and recognized.