Dark Days

So December that should be a nice month even for us Christian Atheists, has been marked by dark news. There are events that are taking the world forward even if not everyone agrees on it: elections and poilitical developments, and then there’s events that the world didn’t need at all.

IS successes, well-documented by themselves on social media; the massacre in Peshawar on 151 innocent children, their teachers and their principal who tried to save them; the arson attack on two mosques in Sweden.

What is striking to me is that again and again it’s proved that most people don’t care about others if they don’t share the same skin colour, language, religion, political views. It seems so hard for some people to feel some kind of compassion and identification unless all, and I mean all, equal factors are there.

On days like these I make sure to go online and watch pages such as India Loves Pakistan or Jews & Arabs refuse to be enemies. Or remind myself and everyone else out there on the George Harrison quote:

As long as you hate, there will be people to hate.

Please remember that, haters.

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