Two truths, many questions
Mankind has been hypocritical and a liar in their faiths. They do not "live" what they learn or "preach". However, today, it appears that those that are "living" their religion are either killing their fellow man or trying to "judge" or make their fellow man believe as they do. There are only two very simple laws from God that all have forgotten and they are, "Treat your fellow man as you would want to be treated, " and "Love thy fellow man as thyself." And it is those two very simple laws that I believe that have been awakening the souls of humanity and are bringing about the "truth" of God. If those two very simple laws were truly lived in the world today by all faiths in the world, just imagine the peace and the garden that would exist on earth today.
So, until mankind of all faiths can reach this spiritual truth, then to me all faiths that proclaim to be of God, whether they be Christian, Islamic, Hindu or Buddhist are hypocrites to their faiths. They are no better than those who sold trinkets in the temple. They are an abomination to God.
Through the years, I have studied every religious faith and teaching known to man since the dawn of ages. What I have come to realize is that children are truly the "spiritual truth" of God. As the old saying states, "Through the mouth of a child shall much be revealed," I am going to close this column with a column I wrote in 1999. It says it all, please see the truth in what these children express.
When I was growing up, a Lakota Sioux medicine woman recited this passage to me, "and the children shall lead them". Sound familiar from a bible passage? Through the years, this passage has become ever so true to me. Here's why.
One of the most joyous things that I do is visit children in children's hospitals from time to time. These are children that are terminally ill and are between the ages of 6 and 16. It is through their truly remarkable and innocent eyes of how they see the world that I too have grown spiritually to see the world in its' simplistic truths. Many of the truths are not pleasant to admit. That is because mankind (adults), would have to see something within themselves that they truly do not want to see and CHANGE. These children somehow see these truths and untruths so easily though.
These children know they do not have much time on this earth. I believe it is this that somehow elevates their whole being to a higher state of consciousness, of pure spirituality where we should all be at. What I mean is this.
These children have asked me questions that we as adults should be asking ourselves everyday. We should be more than just asking ourselves, we should be doing something to correct them. The children have usually been told that I am a writer and I believe this opens up the doors so to speak. This is why I believe they are so open with me. I've also been told by people that for some reason I have a special gift of getting children to open up and talk about things. The following is a list of the most common questions that I've been asked by these children.
Why do people kill one another?
Why do people hit one another?
Why do people call people of other colors by other names?
Why are there children going hungry in the world?
Why do men in uniforms kill children?
Why do white people hate black people so much?
Why do black people hate white people so much?
Why doesn't everyone just speak one language, English so we can understand one another better?
Why are people from other countries sneaking into our country?
Why are people put to death for crimes?
Why do other kids make fun of other kids if they aren't wearing fancy clothes?
Why do kids make fun of other kids if they look different or aren't smart?
Why do kids call kids other names like, geek or nut?
How come my parents wouldn't let me be friends with a friend because my parents don't like the other kids parents?
How come the President got away with lieing? - That's what my parents say he did.
Why do other countries hate us so much?
Why are their starving children in the world?
Why don't people care bout the oceans, trees, the forests?
Why do they make cars that put out gas that kill things and make us sick?
The water is my town is so bad we have to boil it. Is the water bad all over?
Will the air one day be so bad we won't be able to breathe?
Why do other people kill their friends at work?
Why does my parents usually come home from work with a headache and all stressed out?
My parents say the world is going to hell? Is that true?
Why do my parents always fight over money?
How come my parents never tell me they love me, but always yell at me for doing something wrong?
Why are people afraid of dieing?
Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? Is there a devil? Is there a fire that I will be put into when I die if Jesus hasn't saved me?
Why do people hurt people by saying bad things about them?
Why do I have this illness? Why can't they find a cure for it?
Why don't people just love everybody and go around and just give everybody a big hug?
Why do the Arabs and the Jews kill one another? Don't they each believe in God? If they do, then they shouldn't be killing one another.
What I have found amazing from among all these children in their questions is simple. If you look at the questions, all mostly center around negativity. Negativity dealing with anger, hatred, fear, lying, death. Love on the otherhand is a central issue for them. What they are simply saying is, why does mankind go around doing all these bad things to one another instead of just simply loving one another? They are also asking simple questions out of their concern as guardians for Mother Earth, that we as adults should be asking. Why are we cutting down the rain forests? Are we that stupid not to see that we are diminishing our oxygen supply? Why do we call people of other color, names that are negative in tone? Why are we letting innocent children being killed and murdered in countries? And the list goes on and on.
Why are we adults not caring about the right things? These dieing children see the truth for what it is. Is it time for us adults to take a cold hard look within ourselves and honestly answer these questions within ourselves? Why is it so hard for us adults to do this? These children have so easily and beautifully displayed what we should already believe in and be doing.