Journal Entry # 140
July 24th, 2010
Can you imagine if everyone on this planet believed in the same thing? Imagine if we were all Mormons, everyone on the planet walking around in the same white shirt and black tie, with the same haircut saying the same thing. Whose door would they knock on then?
Why is diversity important? What is funny is that most of us including myself are actually trying to get people to think the way we do. We all think that we have the answers and that we are right and everyone else is wrong. I am glad it is this way I would not want a world where everyone thought the way I do. How boring would it be to argue with myself daily?
Diversity is not the problem the problem is when we try to impose that diversity on others through force from violence to mind control. I firmly believe in free speech and free thought as long as it does not impose on the established rights of others. Why do certain people feel they have the right to dictate what others will do even thought those people are not interested in what they are imposing. These are all excellent ethics questions which I will and have discussed over the life of this blog.
We have diversity in culture, religious believes, ethical beliefs, and in appearance. IO am sure I am not covering everything but I think most things will fit into these categories of art.
The Moonies choose who you marry in a massive ceremony.
Diversity helps create struggle and leads to accomplishment. It fulfills our desires and shows us our hopes. What great things would we have lost if it were not for diversity? Would Beethoven or Mozart have been able to create their great works? Would I even have anything to talk about in this blog? Would you have anything to talk about?
Diversity lends to change and change is inevitable. So let’s celebrate diversity as long as it does not involve the things that as a society we believe are harmful that are based in truth. As a species we love our celebration that is part of our diversity.
The diversity of religion.
We also have a hard time accepting the differences of others as individuals, families, communities and global . This is important to overcome for us appreciate those differences. These are part of the things that make us human. These are the things that believing in a god stops from flourishing.
“I celebrate diversity but not at the expense of my humanity.”
Gary David Currie
Seek the truth always
Gary David Currie