Spirituality is a Way of Life. It is Not something ‘Hanging in the Air.’ It Affects Life. Well, True Spirituality does, anyway. Unlike the Bogus kind. This latter is Full of Hot Air. And Hot Air being Light and Filling, there is lots of it, but of little worth.
When Somebody says: “Love is All You Need,” I call that a spirituality. And So it Is. But of Little Use. I am Not saying ‘A little.’
I shall pose two examples, and ask for answers from the Bogus Spirituals. Case one. The ISIS. Just HOW do they propose to bring in ‘Love’ into this situation? Below, An ISIS Beheading. Image from Internet.
While waiting for them to answer, I say that My Method is Love too. But in My type of Love, Love would mean:
- Take Enough steps to Efficiently put an end to their leadership, (and that would be No small job),
- Taking Steps to Disarm the ISIS, and
- Address the Reasons that give Rise to Militant groups.
If the ‘Love is All You Need’ group wants to say that This is what they would have done, that cannot be allowed. Spend Your time and Energy to Specify what You mean by Love. From what they speak, it sounds as if waving a White Flag would be enough.
How do these proponents of ‘Love is All You Need’ intend to apply it to the Case of the 71 year old Nun who was Gang Raped, or the Girl who had Acid thrown on her face? Here’s a group of them below.
Or, in a heretofore Unmentioned incident, How does texting ‘Love is All You Need’ going to work for a Family whose 13 year old is being Stalked, Molested, and Getting threats of getting Raped Again? This is a Real Example from the Indian news. Read it here:
Love is Sweaty Business. It is Bloody Business. Recall Jesus on the Cross. Love gets its hands dirty, and is to be found rolling in the Mire struggling to Rescue someone. Love is Not staying Pretty-Pretty and saying ‘Love is All You Need.’
If one were ready to Love this 13 year old, then the person would have to be ready to Keep Vigil with the Family, Accompany the Child on a Round the Clock basis, Insist and Try to Arrange for the police to Incarcerate the Culprits. Because, So long as they are free, the Child cannot be Safe.
But it does not stop here. Those who are threatening her have ‘friends.’ They will step up the Attack. And that brings Us to Getting Our Sleeping ‘justice’ department to awaken and give some stiff sentences, so that the Miscreants would have Some Fear instilled in them.
As Neither Society, nor the Justice Department, Nor Anything has reached ‘Workable’ Standards, Love would mean Starting from Scratch.
It might, and Most Probably Will mean Getting Beaten up Yourself, and Putting Your Family in Danger. We might become Very Holy-Like, and Pull out of the Whole fight saying ‘I Love my Family, I do not want to Endanger them, So that is Love too.’