There is so much in the world that I do not understand. I wish that this weren't the case. Why are the people who are the modern faces of my religion people that I don't identify with, at all?
Why is it that abortion is an opprobrious act, but the death penalty is a necessity? Both end a life, a life that someone, somewhere holds precious. How can we justify one form of execution, but condemn another?Are we not all given to the same "fallen nature," who decreed that you or I should judge the actions of another and justify certain iniquities, but decry others.
Why is the union of two homosexuals despicable, but divorce or spousal abuse among heterosexuals doesn't cheapen the sanctity of marriage? Why does the church afford heterosexuals who have been divorced or had extra-marital affairs or copious pre-marital sexual partners to be married in its chapels, but not the other? I do not understand why one love is ordained and the other grotesque, yet both are fallible.
When someone says immigration, why do people automatically think of mexicans or latinos? People all around the world are literally dying to immigrate to America. If people wanted to move here from a western European country, would that be another story? The culture that they would bring is certainly more valuable than whatever Cubans, Columbians or Mexicans can offer? Why shouldn't we open our borders to all people? Just because you were born here, do you think that you deserve the amazing lifestyle that you have ad someone else doesn't? At some point, all of our families came from some other place, why shouldn't others be afforded this same opportunity?
Why is welfare a waste, but prisons are imperative? I find it strange that because certain people commit heinous crimes, have stolen from, raped or murdered other people, they should be separated from society and are provided for, but there are innocent people, individuals and families who cannot provide for themselves, but don't deserve to have these basic provisions. It blows my mind. Are those able to provide not called to care for those who are unable? The widow and the orphan should be treated more poorly than the rapist or murderer? Cannot both of these groups be categorized as needing aid? Don't all people have inalienable rights? Hmmm...
I know that I struggle with it, but can't we all just love and accept one another, not just despite but in light of all of our unique and collective human frailties. I digress; I just do not understand the world in which i have been placed. If there is a consistent ethic, I wish I could see it. I wish I could comprehend it, but alas I cannot.