Friday, January 23, 2015
Persecution of the "Different"
There is sin in our world. People get persecuted. And its more than just Christians being arrested, even killed, in other countries. People get smaller amounts of persecution in America, like being thought of as less or something. What is the cause of this? Being different. People think if someone isn't like them, they aren't as good. Like when the Africans were being enslaved and treated as not even animals should be, or how some men think they are better than women, or some women think they're better than men. The fact that different people have different roles doesn't make anyone greater or less.
To go into history a bit, the colonists of what is now America wanted to be free of England's rule because England wasn't treating them fairly. The colonists got free, America was born, and then they started to take other human beings for their personal slaves. Americans got free from those who were treating them unfairly, and then they turned around and begun treating the Africans unfairly... well, unfairly isn't a strong enough word to describe it. I don't understand how they were so blind. I guess it's because all of our hearts are so broken and unperfected. We have to ask God to take away the blinds. Maybe we are persecuting someone. Maybe we are also being hypocrites. No one is less because of differences. I am certainly glad everyone doesn't look and act the same. God purposely made everyone different. Why? Because God is not boring. God is the most complex unspeakably amazing artist ever. God didn't make some people not as good as other people; we are all equal, no matter how we look or what our personalities are.
Difference is God's design, after all. We aren't supposed to be a printed copy of each other.
We are all unique, and that's the way God intended it to be.