I Never Knew Evil Existed

 

Written by Gary Wonning

Everyone remembers where they were the morning of Sept.11, 2001.

I was at Indianapolis International Airport returning to Sarasota Florida after visiting my mother in a nursing home.

As I attempted to pass through security, I was informed that security was closed, thinking they just meant that checkpoint, I went to another security scanner and was once again informed the whole airport was closed.

I inquired as to why, it was a beautiful bright sunny autumn morning in  Indianapolis, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

I was told the Pentagon had been bombed and as a result, every airport in the United States was being shut down and all the planes were directed to land at the nearest possible airport. 

It was only later, while driving back to my dad’s home, that the reality began to sink in. 

I kept watching the newscasts, I couldn’t believe a human being would voluntarily fly an airplane into a building that could possible  contain 20,000 people or more.

As I sat in my dad’s living room it was hard to comprehend. Through it all , it finally sunk in that there really was evil in the world.

I had always known that people did evil things , but I had never seen pure evil before.

Islamic terrorists performed this horrible act.

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I realize there are many fine and good Muslims in the world and the evil side of Islam only includes about 20 percent of the Muslim population, but that 20 per cent totals about as many people that live and reside in the United States.

That fact alone, makes it a huge problem.

Evil will never be eradicated,  we need to be ever vigilant. There will always be evil and it comes in all genders, races, nationalities, and religions.

It’s all about the duality of life on earth, you can’t have good with out evil, no light without darkness, etc. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures, and is available for book signings, and speaking engagements.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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The Islamic Terrorist Threat

 

 

Restoring the values that made our country great.

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

One of the major issues in today’s world is the threat of Islamic terrorism.

While many think the threat of Islamic terrorism is something new, it isn’t, conflicts between Islam and Christianity is nothing new, there has been a conflict since the beginning of Islam.

In an indirect way, this conflict lead to the discovery of America.

During the conflict in the middle ages, the Turks hadn’t cut off the trade routes to the far east, as a result, Europeans could no longer trade with countries in the far east and could no longer get the spices they desired without traveling around Africa.  This was a long and treacherous journey, the cost of such a journey drove up the prices of the goods to make them unfordable to the Europeans.

In response to this issue,  the European countries needed to find an alternate route to the Far East. 

Columbus came to the rescue and may have never been able to convince Spain to fund this dangerous mission for his world-changing voyage and America may not have been discovered for another several hundred years hadn’t there been an urgent need.

it is true, not all Muslims are terrorists, in fact, the majority aren’t, they are good people just like most people in every other ethnic group. In reality, probably ninety-five percent of the people in the world are good people , regardless of culture or background. 

However, if only ten percent of Islamics are terrorists, by sheer numbers, they still outnumber any other group and by this factor, create a problem for the rest of us. 

The issues of Islam stems from the extremists in the religion who only want to terrorize and control all who disagree with them.

They will do anything to further their agenda, including killing infidels, or anyone who disagrees with them, including those in their own religion.

It is time the world deals with this tremendous problem.  It isn’t going away, and won’t be resolved by ignoring it, pretending it doesn’t exist, or trying to be politically correct, afraid to insult or humiliate anyone. We need to face up to the facts and deal with it. 

The problem won’t go away by not calling it what it is. 

As I explain in my new book, The Wisdom Of Our Ancestors, we can once again bring America to greatness by restoring the values that made America great!

Let me know what you think.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

 

The Followers of Mohammed Need To Take Responsibility For Their Actions.

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It’s always easier to blame someone else for our problems than it is to take responsibility for our own actions. That is just human nature. It is something we all do, regardless of our beliefs or upbringing.

In today’s world, you find more and more  people blaming someone else for their misdeeds. It’s blamed on their environment, government, parents, racism, bigotry, sexism and every other ism one can imagine.

I have news for you, there is no ism you can blame for your misfortunes. The only person you can blame is the person you see in the mirror every morning when you arise from your sleepy kingdom. Regardless of how someone treats you, either imagined or real, how you react is your responsibility.

The only person responsible for your actions is you, no one else has control over what you do.

In light of the recent terror attacks by Islamist Extremists, we find they are trying to blame Americans for what they do, they say they are only retaliating for our supposed sins.

I have only read bits and pieces of the Koran, but what I have read seems to contain a lot of violence, far more than the Holy Bible, but that is irrelevant.

Terrorism has been going on from the beginning of time, and it doesn’t look like it is going to stop anytime soon.

Right or wrong, the main problem facing the world today is Islamic Terrorism, innocent people are being killed daily. It is bad enough when military personnel are killed in the line of duty, but that is their job, it is what they have been sworn to do.

But when innocent civilians are killed while just trying to live a normal life, that is irreprehensible. Civilians are killed in war and that is awful, but war is hell, there is always going to be collateral damage.

To charge in and kill people in the name of God is inexcusable, I know of no God that would demand that of his people.

It is said there are many good Muslims in the world and they far outnumber the evil ones. This is true, there is good and evil in every walk of life, no one religion has a monopoly. If only ten percent of the Islamists are evil, that means they still out number  the total population of the United States.

It’s those ten percent that I am concerned about and are the one’s that give Islam a bad name. Just like in most other groups, the ninety percent condone the actions of the other ten percent. No one says anything. Life just goes on. As long as this attitude continues, nothing will change.

We can no longer condone bad behaviour, it corrupts our society and leads to decay.

Muslims, as well as the rest of humanity, must begin to take responsibility for their actions and the condemn actions of their peers. The time of blaming someone else for our  actions is buried in the past. If we don’t assume responsibility, who will?

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments are welcome

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Wisdom lost through the ages

There are always outside influences that you feel you simply cannot control. It is how one reacts to these circumstances that determine the final outcome. It is these choices that determine our success or failure. Everything happens for a reason. Seemingly on a physical level, we don’t seem to be able to control our reality, however on some subconscious level, we choose to participate in every single event that comes our way. We may not be aware of it, but that is how the universe works.