sunnuntai 10. heinäkuuta 2011

I do not understand

Recently I had a discussion with a man about a certain country's president, his doings abroad and about their foreign politics. A lot of it had to do with armed forces. He is a good God fearing man. I cannot understand his views. I hear what he says, I see the reasoning behind it and how he comes to the conclusions he does, but I cannot in my heart understand him - how can he believe the way he does.

I know he does not understand me any better. He hears the reasoning but cannot believe I or others think the way we do. Or cannot understand that our view is not necessarily any more wrong or right than his.

There are many things I don't understand. I don't understand how many good people think slapping a child is not wrong. I don't understand why some people dress the way they do. I don't understand why someone supposedly in their right mind goes for example to eastern countries and do things that are not right under any circumstances. It's easier to understand when people we have for a reason or another labeled bad do things we think are not right or so good. But when people who we think are or at least should be good do things that are not right or good (according to our jugdment) , it's hard for us to understand. Or is it actually just hard to accept?

Because it reminds us that no matter how good we try to be, we - me - do make mistakes and choose to do things that are wrong, even those someone else may think are just horrible and they cannot understand how on earth we can do such a thing.

Luckily - for everyone - there is someone who does understand and someone who can erase all those mistakes and wrong doings from our lives. Judge not that thou shalt not be judged.

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