January 12, 2012

holy cow, i have FINALLY found some time to sit down and blog. starting this new semeseter is crazy! my schedule is so packed and i have more classes and more homework than i know what to do with. luckily though, i seem to find some time to git it all in, for now. i have a feeling that by the end of this semester i am going to be begging for summer to come. it's good for me though and i am learning alot. any oppurtunity i have to learn something new, i take it. there is nothing i love more than gaining knowledge and understanding that i did not have previous. the world is such a huge place, and sometimes i feel like we get caught up in our own circumstances and luxuries that we seem to forget there are things out there other than what we know. ignorance my friends, is becoming a serious problem. ignorance mixed with judgemental attitudes can make one a very close minded person. for example, in my honors english class we are reading Utopia. this is a text unlike any i have read before and shares some ideas that, although i may not necassarily agree with, are very interesting to me. the very beginning is talking all about how kings and those with luxuries and riches (this takes place back in the 1500's) are taking land, money, and food from the lower class and using them for their own gain. therefore, to stay alive, the poor steal and become theives. as a result of that, the rich punish them and their families. where is the justice in that? anyways, my arguement was that, yes stealing is wrong, but under the circumstances it seems to me that they have no other option. either let their families go hungry, or take the risk in stealing food. some in that class would like me to know that "wrong is always wrong. and no matter what circumstance you are in, following the law of God is always wrong and deserves to have punishments that follow." well, tell me this then, why should the rich not be punished then? they are surrounded by people in need and yet they stand by and wait until they do something worth punishing. how is that in anyways following god's law? and another thing, weren't they the ones who stile from the poor in the first place? did they not rob them of their land, and stripped them of any sort of income they used to survive on? so who punishes them if they are the ones making the law?........ exactly. unless anybody disagrees and wants to share some insight on how they feel? please. feel free to share your insight. okay well my little rant is over for now, i just needed to get all of that out in the open and give you all something to think about as you continue through your day. remember the importance of education. otherwise you could run the risk of looking like a fool in front of a very large group of people. (:

now for a little something to brighten your day.


gotta love the beauty of Chicago. (:
-shine on,
glitter girl.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

At what point however are individuals allowed to break God's law,
When their families are starving?
When their families don't have the luxuries that the upper class does?
Allowing individuals to break the law for circumstantial reasons requires justification. And the problem is you can justify any action
So where do you draw the line?

Anonymous said...

I think this post is not necessarily meant to justify the poor people for stealing, it is just to point out that the rich people are also breaking God's law. So they have no grounds to punish the poor people for stealing. Leave it to God to punish those who transgress the law, nobody should be in a positioin to judge other unjustly.

Anonymous said...

but then the distinction becomes what a just versus and unjust judgment is.
Some Judgments are a requirement for a functioning individual in society, thus which judgements are allowed?
When is the charity of the rich required.
However individuals that break the law to provide for their family, if anything should be praised,
BUT the instant that they refuse or reject the legitimacy of their sentence for the crime, then they have and never had any respect for the law. Which as Hobbs puts culminates in anarchy as every individual thinks their circumstance justifies breaking the law

glitter girl. said...

who might this mysterious anonymous person be??

glitter girl. said...

and look, all i am pointing out is that man is greedy. and with somebody who only desires power and riches for their own benefit runs a country that country will fall. the power of a country comes from those individuals who live within it's borders, not from how rich and powerful the leader is. those that punish somebody for a crime, should not also be guilty of the same crime. that is my point i am making here.

you can't force a lifestyle on somebody and then punish them for living that way. in the words of Sir Thomas More himself,

"For if you suffer your people to be ill educated and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them?"

Anonymous said...

I love your quote, and i think your point is absolutely correct.
with the minor exception of power coming from the people as compared to the leaders, people can be disorganized and useless without the right leader.
However i think your conclusion still stands absolutely true.

glitter girl. said...

well thanks. and i can see what you are saying also.

who are you by the way? (: