We talked last episode about the question ‘Is God Real?’. In this episode I talk to a friend of mine, Scott, to help me get a grip on this question and the follow up question, ‘How IS God Real?’ We float a lot of ideas around and the more we talk about it, the more I listen, the deeper my understanding of my faith becomes.
I have a friend going through some health problems. He asked me if God is real, and if so, could I explain God to him. What you hear on this episode is my struggle to explain my concept of the answer to his question…
Join me as I engage in a very interesting conversation with a complete stranger on the front lawn of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pa, USA, as he shares his story of enduring racism, police brutality, and problems within the judicial system.
We then move to topics like humanity, Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, understanding we are all individuals with dissimilar narratives and backgrounds and that’s ok, opening ones mind, and having respect for all human beings…and after all of this…we depart as friends and hopefully have a better understanding of each other.
Monday/Tuesday targeted drop day for this episode!
That ‘vortex of negativity’ I always talk about avoiding? Well somehow it got hold of me and I am currently fighting my way back, I’m not completely consumed…I’m stuck at the entrance but it’s incredibly strong and I’m giving it all I can to get out.
What happened? The world and everything bad happened to find a crack through my armor and began to seep in.
Somehow…someway…violence towards others, hatred, lawlessness….they all have found an accepting place in our society…where in my world…none of that is now or will ever be acceptable.
I’m not talking about isolated pockets. I am talking about large masses.
I think we have lost the positive message. It’s been stolen away by the savagery of that violence, hatred, and lawlessness
Normally I see it coming…the storm cloud…but I didn’t see this one…and to be honest…I am worried for us all…
Praying things get better. Yes…I’ve turned to prayer a long time ago.
Violence and hatred never solves anything.
You can beat a man into submission but that will never change what’s in his mind.