I seem to have more and more time these days to just sit and think, pondering about life, the world, just every thing in general. It seems the more I do this the more I realize there are just so many things I just don’t understand, that just sort of leave me going, HUH???? Some examples:
In the Christian world Jesus Christ is an EXTREMELY Important figure. Now to say extremely important is such an understatement, the very fundamentals of Christianity are based on His teachings. Now a little more than 2,000 years ago He walked this earth as does any human. He lived, He breathed, but most importantly He taught us all. Both through his teachings and the way He lived His life. Now I have often read of how having a possitive role model in you life can be a very positive thing. Now in the Christian world could you possibly have a better role model than Jesus, Himself? I don’t think so. Did he ever turn away or shun the sinners, the sick or the poor. This is but one example of the things that make me go “huh” when I think of some of our modern Churches. I don’t know this but I would imagine there are comparables in the other great Faithes. I would be interested in hearing about that.
I think of the human mind of how spectacular it really is. Now that statement applies to all people but here I am thinking more particularly of some of the great inventors. There are so many great inventions but let’s just take the simple telephone as an example. Maybe it is I have a limited imagination. But, how would someone even come up with the idea. Is it like you are sitting at the kitchen table one morning and the idea suddenly hits you. “If I run a small electrical charge through a wire, attach a receiver to each end of it, people will be able to talk to each other, while thousands of miles apart”. Huh!!
Let’s think of a car, just a regular automobile. Make or model doesn’t matter. Now that particular car will be available in numerous different colors. Now we all know that a car is just a car, irregardless of color. Now that is easy to understand. Why then is it seemingly so difficult for some to apply that principal to people. “a person is just a person, irregardless of color, race, faith, sex or anything else”.
Hey, this almost feels like cheating or something. I was going through my save draft posts and found this one. I read it and all those things still make me go HUH!!!!
Just have one more to add, based on something I read in the newspaper this morning. Now when you read somthing in the newspaper you always have to allow for the fact the writter, try as they might, will always put a bit of a slant on the article based on personality. I read the article and read it with my own biases and filters in place. Now, I think anyone that has read much of the blog will know I am totally color blind when it comes to the color of skin. Skin color makes absolutely no difference to me and my “huh” would be just as real, irregardless of skin color. This is what I got out of the particular article. The students at a particular university have in the past had a fund raiser. It was very successful and a lot of fun for the students. Funds were raised for a particular disease. This year the fund raiser has been cancelled because it was found the particular disease predominantly affects white males. HUH! A disease is a disease what does sex or color have to do with anything, irregardless of anything.
Got anything that just makes you go “huh”. I would love to hear of it.