A couple of weeks ago I read on the Internet that several suspicious packages were found on planes heading for the USA. Almost every single day I hear about civilians who lose their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq. I hear the same kind of news everyday. I have just had a quick look at some of today´s most popular neswpapers and I do not like what I have just read. The news all over the world is very disappointing.
People kill people in the name of God. The North fights against the South. The South against the North. The East against the West. The West against the East. I am tired of all this. When all this hatred will end?, Will humans ever be able to live in peace someday?, Will religion ever be able to bring peace to the world?
The worst of it all is that it has always been like this. Since the beginning of times people have been fighting and killing others for a a great variaty of reasons. The list of reasons is endless: money, property, love, hate, jealousy, political reasons, religious reasons...
Four hundred years ago, Milton described very vividly in his Paradise Lost how empty and purposeless life is that of those politicians, religious leaders, financial sharks and individuals alike who enjoy causing pain to others. Using Milton´s words, shame on those who do not care about others and say in their hearts: "Havock and spoil and ruin are my gain!" [ PL II: 1009 ]
PL II: 496-507
O shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd [ 496 ]
Firm concord holds, men onely disagree
Of Creatures rational, though under hope
Of heavenly Grace; and God proclaiming peace,
Yet live in hatred, enmity, and strife [ 500 ]
Among themselves, and levie cruel warres,
Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy:
As if (which might induce us to accord)
Man had not hellish foes anow besides,
That day and night for his destruction waite. [ 505 ]