Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Things that make me go huh

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.

9 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – Things that make me go huh

  1. rainbow says:

    hmm…brothers not talking/loving each other without a *good* reason. that never fails to make me draw an absolute blank. i think family ties are one of the most important things in life, as no matter how much one tries to refute it, blood is indeed thicker than water.

    Hi rainbow thanks for stopping by. If there is no good reason in place, like one is a serial killer of something, I am right there with you saying “huh”!!!

  2. Jennie says:

    Here’s the one that’s making me go “huh?” right now.

    Unlike Canada, I think only two states in the US allow same-sex marriage and in California they had it for a few months and then earlier this month the voters made it illegal again.

    I keep hearing from people who oppose same-sex marriage that gay & lesbian people don’t want equal rights, they want “special” rights. So that always makes me go “huh?” because gays & lesbians just want to be able to get married just like hetero’s do. I keep asking anti-same-sex marriage people what “special” rights they are talking about and the only thing they come up with is some right that heteros have, i.e. equal rights. So “huh?”

    I have to echo that “HUH”

  3. Juanita says:

    I could never understand this stuff about skin color, culture, sexuality, or any of that other crap that starts a prejudice. If you take each one of those people and cut them guess what color they bleed, thats right RED. What difference is it about who they marry or how they worship their god or an other part of their life as long as they are doing no harm to another human being. What right do we have to impose our values on them? God gave man freedom of will or choice. The only time laws should be put in place are for criminals. Those people who do wrong, to another. Well I guess I just walk to the tune of a different drummer.
    Love Always, Juanita

    H Juanita, What ever tune the drummer is playing I am walking right there with you.

  4. Mel says:

    Prejudices against those who have predjudices.

    Even saying that makes me one of ’em.


    Why can’t everyone just get along.

  5. Irene says:

    Dear Bill,
    Just had this email sent to me and it summarizes LOTS of Huh??? moments:
    Isn’t it amazing that the late George Carlin–a comedian of the 70’s and 80’s–could write somethings so eloquent and so appropriate:

    “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less. We buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life but not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We’ve conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things. We’ve clearned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We;ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less…

    It’s all true…I’m guilty of much of the above, too. Doesn’t it just make you want to say HUH??????

    Thanks for reminding me again of not necessarily what’s easy, but more importantly for reminding me of what is right. Thinking of you often, Wiseman.

  6. Mel says:

    Ohhhhhh…..Irene said it.

    “Thanks for reminding me again of wha’s not necessarily EASY, but more importantly for reminding me what’s RIGHT.”
    (thanks Irene!)

    ((((((((((((( Bill ))))))))))))))))

    <–hopes you’re feeling spry and mischievous

  7. winnipegbc says:

    the education system in canada gets my “huh”.

    we tell the children to be creative, think outside the box, let your personality show……etc…… but in the same breath we say “sit down, do it this way only, and why can’t you be like your friend”. No wonder our kids are so confused. they get mixed messages from adults.

    Sorry. it’s report card time. that’s what’s in my head right now.

  8. Paul says:

    I don’t feel there’s a right or wrong way to have faith. I think people get too wound up in the “rules”. And that makes me say…. huh.

    Great blog by the way!

    P.S. MyWonderfulLife.com is a website we’re working on at work right now. Think you might enjoy it. Might make a great blog topic for ya too!

  9. Laura says:

    HUH? Control. I don’t get how some people feel good or validated by forcing their ideas on other people. Self-confidence, it seems, is the key to truly embracing each other for who or what or why we are. If we believed more in our minds and our ability to invent and fabricate and formulate maybe we would have less of a need for all the weaponry and ways of forgiving.

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