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.

Do you want to be controlled too?

kgrhqeoknie2vrz-1obnydbsyzgw_35Why is it necessary for people to criticize or even try to control other people’s harmless actions.  If the actions of others don’t effect you why object?  Same sex relationships, opposite sex relationships, other sexual practices between consenting adults don’t seem to be a public concern.   Love is not something that can be controlled.  It is great when ones Love and sexual attraction coincide but that isn’t always the case..  Sexual attraction sometimes must be controlled but when the sexual attraction is mutual and safe those involved should be free to choose the experience.  I don’t consider religious arguments as applicable.
Religion or the lack of a religion is a personal choice not one made for other people.  The act of trying to control other people’s religious choices has most certainly not made the world a better place…a bit of an understatement.  I believe the world would be a better place without religions altogether, but I respect other people’s right to believe what they want.
I’ve seen todays-gay-marriage-case-just-became-a-lot-more-importantthe ‘coexist’ images in various formats and I respect the intent but it goes no further than ‘Live and Let Live’ of the 60’s and 70’s and it doesn’t work.  The only real way is mutual respect not just tolerance.  Please share your thoughts.

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.