Louisiana, United States
When God gave Moses the Ten Commandments, God became so angry that after all that He had done to bring the Israelites out of bondage that they when left alone would construct a golden calf, but Moses intervened while on the mountain for the sake of the Israelites, and God let it pass. However, when Moses returned to see for himself, he broke the tablets; and subsequently put to death those believed to be responsible. Some scholars say that it was for this, they were to wander in the wilderness for forty years, with Moses himself, never having sat foot in the Promised Land. So I do not think that God gave anyone permission to kill something or someone He created. Therefore, the Ten Commandments would be a bad example to use here according to the killings and/or murders that took place immediately after they were given to man; and the consequences immediately after. Yet, as far as many prophets of old go, I have always heard that it was mostly them being hunted and murdered up until the time of Constantine.
We have done most everything things feasible… put man on the moon; underwater exploration; satellites throughout the universe; expeditions to outer planets. What else is left, to explore but death? What else was left for us to feel but the feeling of killing, and murder?
Our hands, hands, hearts, minds… on the brink of feeling nothing at all; – left searching for the last drop of rain to fill the void created in our lives and propaganda-cated by those wishing to gain favors and riches. Were we feeding on every misunderstanding that suppressed itself behind this death-sickness left untreated or aware that it sets the soul on a collision course with hell, while never knowing what we may or may not be getting ourselves into?
It was so simple, yet complicated by the words of a feeding frenzy called vanity, and greed… to be something more than what we are, the dust of the plains, blowing in the wind! Yet who shall escape... without the self being thrust back and forward, and through those winds to the other side of death, yet never reaching the Promised Land?
It is not a hard thing for man to kill – it starts with the simple crushing of a bug, an unwanted pest, a nosey journalist, an inquiring mind of difference, a skin-tone, a religious belief, a different language, a new ideal, a community unwanted. We, whom the Lord has sent here to this tiny place in the universe, now mix the bloodline of greed of consumption, and poison the wines of life with killing, murder and death of the body! However, should not the amputated spirit count as the murder of ones being, ones soul, ones community, ones generation, ones way of life? Then what is murder if the intent shows itself in complicity of a gathering of voices influenced to kill without knowing murder and genocide is the intent?
How many voices from an over-crowded world does t take to kill a human being, a spirit, a soul, a states-person, a prophet, a God? Is it a few? Is it many? Is it too many voting for killing and murdering with or without cause? Are these the things that we have been waiting for – to kill and murder our way to a new beginning? If not, then why are we killing? Who and what then are we really protecting, and why!
I will say it in a plain and simple language, that there are no complications of life and death. Both are lived from the beginning to the end of it, and everything in-between is just a record of how we have lived it, where we have been, and how we lived died; anything else we do to and for each other are intentional.
For whom then does the bell toll? Is it a justified kill, or an intentional murder? Would our soldiers ever have to have been in harms way, if the capitol of the Roman government had never moved back to Rome from Constantinople (Turkey). On the other hand, if Kennedy had not been assassinated before our advisors were removed from Vietnam. Or if America wasn’t getting rich by selling scrap-iron to Germany and Japan while they went about pillaging Europe in the first place?
There are so many if… so many rights and wrongs… so many opinions and scenarios that no one person, or any group of individuals could tell you why we continue to kill, or murder! Only that we have gotten good at doing it; and rarely is any murder a justifiable kill or vise-versa, outside of vanity and greed! Therefore, we turn back to intent, but there is also stupidity and fear, and a few more reasons in-between! Rarely are we really killing or murdering to protect someone. However, when and if we are, are we still subjected to missing our promised end?
We kill and murder by our own wills, not Gods!