earing midnight on a little turboprop taxiing for take-off from Boston. Here for a session at MIT on ‘Gearing for Success’. Boston is just recovering from a week old scare, tomorrow is the memorial service. The perpetrators of this ghastly act are young men; the innocent looking face of the younger of the brothers is disturbing at the least. This boy,19 years of age, could be any of our children and how they have been demonised by the propaganda of religious machinery does not augur well for this world.
Religious philosophies that have world conquering ambitions have the propensity for causing a grievous blow to all life upon the planet. In the last two millennia, there has been much uninstigated violence, violence unleashed upon various people of the world by the religious groups across the planet. This landscape of violence that they have left, continuously talking about peace, love and compassion is abhorrent and has scary scenarios hidden in them.
It is time to address some fundamental causes that propel these types of violent actions in the name of religion. It is time that the public discourse moves from the politically correct stance to striving for solutions for the ills of our times. There is some very strong stimulus for violence against all who do not share the belief that some have chosen or been taught to believe. These anomalies are there in the very sacred texts that are purported to be the words of God.
For whatever reason that these words of instigation got into sacred books, it is time that what is not suitable or palatable for our times are expunged – god willing. We can ask, if god says nothing it would not be a crime to take it as an affirmative. Ensuring that no one needs to be a god’s soldier is the absolute need of the day. For all the other causes of violence, at some point, we can find solutions but there is no solution for those who fight for their gods. You cannot wean them of that, as it is an eternal cause and damnation for the world. Only if all religious groups are willing to start looking at the prospect of upgrading or expunging stimulus for violence from their sacred books will there be possibility of solution. Not any one group, but all should strive. It is not going to be an easy exercise, but has to start at some point of time.
This weekend at Atlanta over 1100 people at the 3 day Inner Engineering. Session was a blast. The sheer variety of people is very interesting.
Past midnight and the two propeller engines are roaring and hurtling us through the moonlight lit sky. The wingless creatures that we are, that we can even fly is a blessing. Thanks to Lilienthal, the brothers from Dayton, Ohio and all those who strived and those who died for aviation as we know it today. What an immense gift.