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Monday, October 10, 2011

The Alcohol Influenced Post

The End is undefined, and at times unexpected.  The End can come with a flash of lightening or after a long journey down the winding path.  There are times where we cannot hold our breaths long enough waiting for the end to come and other times where we are not able to breathe in fast enough before that final instant passes by.  

We are all passengers in this journey we call life.  It is anything but a smooth ride down the straight path.  We encounter many pot holes, speed bumps, twists and turns along the way gaining experience the same way a permitted driver does on the eve of their sixteenth birthday.  We are driving at night with poor lighting from our outdated headlights; we are not able to see around the bend.  This is what makes life worth living.  This is what makes us human not knowing what the next day brings.  We live in each and every moment not knowing what to expect.  We think that life is planned but it is anything beyond that.  Life is an adventure and an unmapped journey through the hurdling collection of multi-verses.  The choices we make cannot be recanted in any way, shape or form and we must live with the outcomes, positive or negative.  

In this journey of life there is only one thing that is guaranteed, The End.  The End has graced countless pages in literature and silver screen cinema through the generations.  It can keep the audience intrigued to the point where a sudden turn of events derails the predicted outcome or that same audience cannot hope beyond hope for the end to come soon enough.  Life is played out on this very same stage.  Collectively as a society we have deemed it immoral to voluntarily end the life of a law abiding citizen (unless wrongly convicted of a crime and the courts choose not to listen) but feel that capital punishment and abortion is acceptable.  Either way you cut it, forcing death on any living organism is wrong.  On the other hand if that living specimen has the peace of mind to be able to say “I don’t wish to suffer anymore” do we not owe that member of society the honor to pass peacefully?  The moral question should not be life or death but should be is the individual suffering?  

Life is a label we put on consciousness to explain our existence.  As a society we rely heavily on nomenclature; Christian and Muslim, insect and mammal, black and white, etc.  What it all boils down to, and what too many people ignore, is that no matter what your beliefs are we are all from the same source.  Judeo-Christians hold the Book of Genesis close to heart as the origin of life, and many other religions put life in the hands of a supreme being.  Biology has proven that we all come from a common ancestor.  I’m not starting the argument of evolution vs. creation but pointing out the fact that which ever way you cut the concept, it always goes back to the same beginning, that there was a beginning.  Stop the hate mongering against different views and philosophical beliefs that others have.  We are all cousins either descending from an ape like creature, Adam & Eve, or an ape like creature named Adam and another named Eve (it’s possible that there was an Adam and Steve in there somewhere too).  We need to let go of the hate and indifference's that are fueling our society and see people for who they really are, our cousins, or The End of our society will come far sooner than we all care for.

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