So ….. I saw this meme on social media this weekend. It upset me greatly. It upset me because it was a rude reminder that we have a long way to go as a species toward getting our values in order. A long way toward reaching good character as a whole. There is so much that upsets me about it an not all of it is relevant for this page, so I’ll try to keep it slim to only what is relevant. Here is the meme:
Here are the issues (starting with the simplest).
- It avoids the initial question
- “Shoot” doesn’t necessarily mean “shoot to kill”, but of course that didn’t occur to them, as they were just looking for an excuse to kill someone from the get go.
- I can’t believe this needs to be said, but what happened to the basic value “Love thy neighbor”. A value SO basic, and responsibility so high that it supersedes all other personal desires, including the preservation of our …….. stuff.
This is the America we live in. People are willing to kill to protect their hoard.
A satisfying life of righteous purpose starts with a strong morale core. This is true no matter what lifestyle we choose to lead.