Israel didn’t attack the Gaza Strip because the Torah said so, it wasn’t even a religion act- it was an act of retaliation. Maybe it’s time to expand your sources farther than buzzfeed, huffington post, cnn and msnbc. ;)
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:27
Being negative does not make you a good critic, it makes you cynical. We do not need more cynics. We need people who can be positive in such a negative-minded world. Problem solvers, people who think outside of the box, people who are actively seeking change- people who won’t wait around for something to happen, but will make it happen. Too many people in our generation are quick to point the finger, expose flaws, and shift blame. If there is a problem, our generation is the first to point it out and then without blinking run away from it. I think it is because we are scared of the hard work that is involved in change. We don’t know where to start. Maybe if we weren’t so negative, we would be able to start.
You must hate babies. We love ours.
If you reason with an arrogant cynic, you’ll get slapped in the face; confront bad behavior and get a kick in the shins. So don’t waste your time on a scoffer; all you’ll get for your pains is abuse. But if you correct those who care about life, that’s different—they’ll love you for it! Save your breath for the wise—they’ll be wiser for it; tell good people what you know—they’ll profit from it. Proverbs 9:7-9 (The Message version)
—C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves