Where is the Evil?

I would like people to post commenhorse-neglectts about evil things done to93526-09-22-10 Animal Cruelty Case 008 people and animals and who did them. People who are intentionally cruel or take advantage of other people in any way. People or companies who abuse the environment or get away with breaking laws that protect the environment or even hide behind the law. Bullies, animal abusers and whatever. Even suspected paranormal issues such as hauntings and curses. Whatever is wrong.36278-Im-Against-Animal-Cruelty

For example:

car-burglarI had a nice 4×4 pickup stolen by a guy named Joby Boyd in Spanaway WA. I got it back after paying $500 to the impound yard it was towed to after it was recovered with Boyd driving. Boyd had been off-roading and had beat the truck mercilessly doing a lot of damage. Boyd was not charged though I asked to press charges. I was told I couldn’t recover any of the items stolen from inside the truck which he said didn’t exist, I wasn’t making great money then so the financial loss represented weeks of pay. I never met Joby Boyd, the police told me I could get arrested for confronting him. I never received any compensation.

Example 2

I was living outside of Leesville LA. in a housing development, I hadn’t lived there long when one evening I heard a dog crying and I decided to investigate. Three houses away I found a buff cocker spaniel tied to the back porch of a house. Her coat was ragged and overgrown and must have been absolutely miserable in the Louisiana summer. There were bloody patches I could see from over 25 yards and even with the shaggy matted coat I could tell she was starving. Being an invincible 22 year old soldier I walked right into the people’s yard to take a look at the dog. There was no water or food out. The cocker spaniel wagged it’s tail and tried to come to me as I approached but was prevented by the rusty chain she was secured by. I knelt to pet her noting what I suspected was mange.

I debated about what to do. If I confront them about their dog maybe nothing would get better, maybe they would have her destroyed, if the authorities got involved she would also likely be put down due to the mange, I had lots of experience around animals and I knew vet bills can be expensive so the likelihood that anyone who let a dog get into the state this poor cocker spaniel was in would never spent the money to get her healthy again.

Home_cocker_spanielI took chain, dog and all. My wife named her Muffin. I can’t remember how much the vet cost but it doesn’t matter. I do remember my wife and I getting seriously poisoned by the early 1980s mange treatment but we recovered and so did Muffin. Muffin also turned out to be epileptic which had its own problems but we delt with everything fine. She apparently somehow had a romantic interlude with a neighbor’s spitz and gave birth to four pups all of which were eventually placed in good homes. She was with me for around five years…which was longer than the wife.

I never actually spoke to the people who had muffin originally. I did see them though but for some reason they never looked me in the eyes and if I ever knew their names I have long since forgotten. They should have payed for their neglect and cruelty but that nearly never happened in that time and definitely not in that place.

I would like comments about the evil that gets away or eludes justice, current or past.

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World Violence and Religion

A Religious person said to me…What about the Inquisition when we were speaking about world violence in the world.

History is a study of humanities capabilities and potential and often shines a bit of light into the shadows of the future. In that dim light some thing you can see others are less clear and others a mystery even with the light we have.

But it is not about history. It is about now. It is about mutual respect which will NEVER happen with multiple religions.. Religion…all religion…is actually the main problem. The poor deluded fools doomed to an eternal conflict by non-existent Gods! The Bible, The Quaran, the Torah none are divine…would a God worth believing in not be moved to action at the plight of innocents. No reason would justify a Gods’ inaction in the face of the suffering I have personally been witness to. People have suffered from all religions.

Religion is not the only road to morality. Right and wrong is inside every normal person. Generally an a non-religious person will not feel superior to other people.The non-religious person generally feels everyone begins on the same level although there is admittedly some incredulity and pity at the deluded and what they will do in the name of their delusion.

If you have a God prove it. I am of an open mind, in the face of such proofs I would believe. Proofs must where-is-god-sufferingbe scientifically verifiable and repeatable.

I expect the next topic to come up would, undoubtedly be faith. If you truly believe that there is a God then where is faith? I suppose you could have faith that this mythic God will protect us yet terrible things continue to happen in the world.

So the what are the proofs of God or Gods seen by me up to now? I have seen none. The closest I get is the search for The Grand Unification Theory.

What are the proofs against the existence of Gods? Let us start with pain and suffering. We can continue with allowing injustice and not saving dying children whether from violence or illness. Who can prove they have seen or heard a God.

I would like to see fewer people being killed and more people be free. I would like to see money spent on war go towards sustainable energy, disease cures, crime prevention, space exploration, worldwide standard of living, and other wonderful things.

You know an old saying was, ‘money is the root of all evil’ but I think ‘religion is the root of all evil’ after all the very rich essentially worship wealth.

Comments Welcome

Government Waste and Mismanagement

dumps-716412Folks, I was in the U.S. Army years ago, and I now live close to a major U.S. Army installation and a major U.S. Air Force base. I want to bring up a subject that I find irritating. I realize it is important to have the equipment ready for units to respond to threats. What I see though is hundreds of extra land vehicles, marine vehicles, airplanes that never get used as well as land set aside and unused. When I look at auctions the bulk of the vehicles being sold have low miles and/or hours. I expect there is an excess of nearly all material. There are even Navy ships sitting and rotting. Basically I think the entire federal government is a money pit. In my opinion there needs to be a house cleaning. Unused equipment that can be used outside the government should be sold. If new items are purchased they should replace the old items as soon as possible and old items should be sold, recycled or repaerial5urposed.

Consider the amount of property that is set aside for government use only…is it all really necessary?  Everywhere you look there are areas off limits to the people who actually own them. How much do they really have to hide? What better uses could some of that property be put to. There are even complete military housing areas vacant.

I would not expect to compromise the militaries readiness but enough is enough. The billions in government waste should be a priority issue.

 

A little personal history…please comment

Do you truly know what you believe?  How much of what you believe can be supported with proof?  I wish to be given proofs.  I was told I must have faith during my Christian upbringing.  Whenever I asked what faith is I got a very long answer that meant believing something without proof so I decided I appreciated the morality and fellowship and hoped I could develop the faith part.

Then I joined the Army and we trained to maim, kill, and destroy. What happened to my Christian upbringing then?  Well it got a whole lot more Old Testament than it was.  Where Jesus would turn the other cheek we were taught to fight. I was eighteen years old and nearly halfway around the world.  I was confused and lonely so, giving in to intense peer pressure, I learned to get drunk and enjoy intimate company of woman.  What should I believe now?

After a few years of military service I stopped drinking to excess and I got married at the age of twenty one.  I had very little money. my Army Unit was sent out to the field for weeks and months at a time my wife was with me and if my life was awful hers was worse. I prayed for help.  It breaks my heart even now to realize what she went through.  I was reaching the end of my enlistment when we found out my wife was pregnant.  I left the Army and we went home.  What should I believe now?

Our folks knew the problems we had been through and wanted the best for us but what that was in their eyes I don’t know for sure.  We prepared for the baby getting all sorts of neat baby stuff.  We were thankful for our baby we felt he represented the goodness that came out of our past difficulties.  My wife had her baby shower.  It was getting close to time and our life was improving.  Then one day I was at work and I got a phone call.  Something was wrong with the baby.  I prayed for help.  I went to the hospital chapel and prayed.  I even went outside the hospital and called on heaven under the open stars.  I then went back into the hospital and supported my wife as our little boy was born dead.  How would you describe this God I prayed to.  What should I believe now.

For a while my wife and I stayed together.  I took her to school daily to work toward her High School Diploma.  We worked hard and prayed to make things work for months, but with troubles in our past proved insurmountable we eventually decided on an uncontested divorce.  Still no Divine Intervention.  I was still hurting from the death of our child and our divorce I decided to quit the job I was doing and go long-haul trucking alone and kept at it for five years.