CONCERN: Division Between Ideologies
- Racial tension
- Gender tension
- Religious denominations
- Political parties
- National supremacy
- Disrespect and intolerance
- Generational hostility
- Rumors of War -Terrorism
Emotions make things happen in the universe. Negative emotions bring about extremely undesirable outcomes such as division, divorce, riots and wars. We must evaluate our beliefs and the impact they are having on our lives, our world and our children. Could our profanity and hateful words in our own homes cause a ripple effect to the whole world as well? Is our method for teaching morality doing what we want it to do? Is it empowering our children to love their others? Are the political and religious ideologies we offer our children bringing healing to the nations of the earth? Are we on a path to world peace? Or are we simply perpetuating generational hostilities between genders, races and religions? Do our religious training programs fill our children with the desire to serve or proselyte?
Do our words as parents instill in our children religious tolerance and respect? Or do we teach religious and moral supremacy? Have you been trained by your religion to bring healing and compassion to those who believe a different doctrine than you or who have a different world view? Or are you taught to believe that your religion is preferred by God over all other religions? Are you taught in your religious meetings how to understand other religions and have empathy for those you don’t understand? Or are you taught by your religion that you have special access to God that others don’t have?
Are we empowering our children to reach the highest version of themselves, living in compassion and forgiveness? Or are we keeping our children cycling in the lower emotions of anger, bitterness and revenge? If we focus on proving points of doctrine and fighting over who is more correct than who, we miss the fact that ALL religions are participating in the false doctrine of superiority, believing they are more worthy of God’s love than others. All political parties are living the lie that they have all the answers and those that don’t agree must be regarded as an enemy.
If we truly walk the path towards world peace we must provide our children with the tools to bring an end to war and suffering around the world and bring healing to their fellow beings regardless of what they believe.
Screening Question: Is it unifying?