all, Hitler was the one doing the murders, not them. They were a world away.
After witnessing the atrocities of the Holocaust, most of the world decided that this must never happen again. Something good came from what appeared to be a ghastly evil.
Another example of this is Native Americans who believe that everything is a part of God (whatever He is called) and that if you eliminate any one part, you have hurt the whole. For their beliefs, Native Americans have been hated, exiled, and called pagans.
Religious people originally wanted the Native American's land. It was, as it is today, easier to take possessions from those who do not have the same belief systems as the ruling majority. Greed becomes religiously justifiable. Religious Wars are still being fought with the same fervor as they have been since the beginning of time.
I believe that each person is an individual consciousness within a collective consciousness. Even the trees, birds, etc. are a part of that awareness. There is nothing that is not a part of "It."
We are all able to make our own decisions separately but we influence the whole with each decision. That is why I say we must never hurt others.
On the subject of hurting others, I have heard many people say that they are vegetarians because they do not think it is right to kill and eat meat. Knowing what I do about animals, how they think, their feelings, their having souls too and how they enjoy life, it makes eating a steak a little less palatable.
Being a realist, I can't stand hurting anything but I also know that in order to survive and learn as human beings, we have to eat. Those vegetarians do not think for a second that vegetables have a consciousness too, but they do. So in killing them, you are taking lives.
We, as the American Indians say, should be grateful to the animal or vegetable spirit for letting us consume it, for giving its life so that we may have life. It is then a part of us and continues to live within us. Thus it continues to live as part of the "Whole."
Consider what happened when DDT was used to kill insects. Experts thought DDT would only kill bugs. But the animals that ate the contaminated insects were poisoned. Then the eagles and hawks that ate those animals were poisoned. It caused a huge domino effect that threw the environment off-kilter and took many years to repair.
If we are to survive on this planet God so lovingly gave us, we need to be aware of what we are doing and how it is going to influence others. After all, it was His word that He knows every "fallen sparrow."
Human beings think that we are the only things that count in God's universe. Greed pushes us on. Worrying only about what is good for us, we don't take into consideration the consequences of our actions. Man touches everything and everything touches man. History has proven that we should check every available angle before irreparably changing our world, which would probably be better off left alone. This does not mean that we should stagnate before modernizing. It only means that we should make a thoughtful evaluation of the whole before we commit to change.
If we believe in reincarnation, then we will never get away from the problems we create. It would be better to keep the world unpolluted so that when we are born again we have a wonderful place to return.
Biblical comments regarding reincarnation
Several passages in the Bible relate to reincarnation. They cannot be discounted in one's quest for information on reincarnation. When read and dissected, they leave no doubt that reincarnation is in the Bible.
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