Sunday, April 15, 2012

Monuments: Manmade and Natural

Monuments to Mythical Gods or Real People?
There are monuments, and then there are monuments. Personally, I prefer the monuments such as in Monument Valley. Manmade monuments are basically interesting, but few can truly be considered beautiful. Some are actually downright disgusting. Others have hidden meanings. Some, of course were meant as a tribute to someone who may have given their all to help others, but they don't get anything out of the monument. 

Mt. Rushmore
I suppose it would be interesting to see Mt. Rushmore. But, though many monuments man has built tell a story, they also make the person or people larger than life. Humans are alive for only a short while, and many more will take their place in history. It really isn't long before most people really have no idea what the real living person was like ( if they ever really knew in the first place), or if they were really all that good, or decent. Many thing come out later in regards to who various people really were when they were living. Take President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, for example. He was only human, and turned out to be be a womanizer. It also appears that somewhere down deep inside, he really may have been attempting to do good for the people of his country. It also appears he was very likely murdered by the very people who pretended to love him and for what he stood. 
Lincoln Memorial
Most people who were or are in the public eye have and had secrets that were and are kept hidden from the public. Many, if not most people in politics are not people I would really choose to call a friend, just as with people in the acting profession. Many are drug users and abusers, as well as leading very immoral lives. Many are cheaters and liars, too. 

Man is not perfect, and to expect him to be is foolishness. Good people still make mistakes, and sin. Still, there are still people behind the scenes handling the puppet strings, in all governments on earth. Only when God steps in, will things truly improve. 

Even bad things in your personal or business reputation can now be hidden from view of the public. Haven't you heard ads by some company who says they can protect your name from bad PR, even if the bad is true? 

Only a Small Portion of the
Dead American Soldiers,
Most Killed in Battle
All of the famous memorials for fallen soldiers are in their memory, but they got absolutely nothing for the price they paid (their life).  They were killed in horrendous ways, blow to bits, run through with bayonets or spears, swords, shot, beheaded, and many other ways completely obliterated off the face of the earth.  No matter what and how they are recognized for the price they paid, they are still dead, no longer living, and eventually forgotten as the persons they once were.  It is really a sad thing when you consider how many hundreds of millions of people, soldiers as well as those who really had no part in whatever war was being fought at the time of their death, lost their lives due to man's governments taking and killing, pillaging and overwhelming entire countries, and even small communities, in the name of enlarging their place on this planet. 

Every nation on earth has instilled into the minds and hearts of the population under it's control, that theirs is the best nation on earth, and God, whether Christian or pagan is on their side.  The ministers and priests or shaman, or whoever represents their faith, also teaches that their god is love, while telling the parishioners that they should fight in wars and kill anyone and everyone they are commanded to destroy, including people of their own faith.  Does that sound like what God would want any person to do, or does it smack of manipulation by the rulers in charge of starting such wars, and getting the job done, without having to actually take part physically themselves? 
Ancient Worrier
Spanish Conquistador.

Were you aware that the Pope of the Catholic Church actually blessed Hitler's war machinery?  There are photos available online showing him doing so.  While religious leaders in your country were praying for God to help them win, the religious leaders of the opposing nation(s) were also praying for victory for their nation.  They can't all have God on their side, can they.  People in every country suffered, and still suffer during time of conflicts, and while their nation prepares more war implements, such as more powerful bombs, more powerful guns, and now, even unmanned flying spy planes, as well as unmanned planes capable to sending death to individuals unseen, or hidden underground.
Personally, I would rather see monuments to God's creations, such as fabulous waterfalls, lovely natural rock and mountain formations.
Modern Fighting Machine
  Personally, I would rather listen to what the God of the Bible has to say about people who kill one another.  It is written in the "Ten Commandments."  To paraphrase, it says that we should not kill one another.  It does not say that it is OK in time of war.   Jesus taught that we should even love our enemy, and pray for him.  If everyone practiced this as Jesus did, no one would fight, but would look out for each other, seeking what is good for our fellowman.

Paradise will be a reality, not just a dream
The God of the Bible, Jehovah God, has promised that everyone in the memorial tombs will soon hear his voice and come out.  He has promised to allow them all to learn who God really is, and to learn the actual truth about the Creator of the heavens and the earth, and every good thing that he provided for man and animals.  Those who listen and obey, will gain everlasting life on this cleansed earth, free from crime, sickness, and even death.  No one will every again say they have not sufficient food, or that there is no clean, pure water to drink.  Never again will anyone or anything hurt of destroy anyone or anything.  There will never again be a need for policemen, hospitals, prisons or jails.  God's name, "Jehovah," be sanctified, with all the lies that have been told about him disproved.  His Son, Christ Jesus will rule as King over the earth will his 144,000 co-rules for the thousand years that it takes for everyone who is honest hearted and who accepts Jehovah as his God, to once again be a perfect human, with perfect health, and they will have shown that they love Jehovah for who he is, and not only what he can give them.

If you are interested in finding out more about the truth about our creator, the God of the Bible, Jehovah God, please visit one or both of the internet sites listed.  You will fine ample reading materials, including a Bible in modern English, or you may choose to use your own version of the Bible, such as the King James version, or the Catholic Douay version of the Bible.  They pretty much say the same things, just in different words, or versions of English.  There is now online a version of the King James version which has re-inserted the name of God in more than 6,800 places that it was in the original manuscripts, but was taken out by many religions, mainly by order of the Catholic church many years ago.


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