Why World Terrorism?

As we look around the globe and take note of the terror attacks that have occurred, many people may wonder what is in the charts that this type of event may happen?

There are many people who come into life for the purpose of being a martyr. Throughout history there have been these tragic figures that many people may be aware of and may align with emotionally. A martyr is only effective if other people care about the plight that they have endured. Their tragedy may be left unknown if their story doesn’t pull at the heart-strings of others. Some martyrs do not actualize their place in history for many years where as others are well-known immediately. This is the plight of the martyr. They came into this life and knowingly sacrificed their lives in order to pull at the emotions of people around the globe.

Some martyrs know in life that they will not live to be old. They have a sense that their lives are perhaps not completely their own and they are at the mercy of fate. Others have no knowledge ahead of any death by radical/extreme/terror means.

The purpose of these tragic lives is to pull all of humanity together to grieve and behave as one. The loss of these lives have to be felt across all lines of age, ethnicity and gender. If we believe that lives were lost but we do not sympathize with them, we will not accomplish the intent of the action and related deaths. There will be no heartfelt response if we don’t feel like this could have been us or our loved ones.

You or your loved ones could have been in Paris at the museum, concert venue, restaurant, movie theater… This has to be possible in order for you to call out your grief, outrage and desire for accountability. We each had to feel the loss. We must be able to place ourselves into the situations of the victims so that the world population will unite and understand that we are NOT safe and this very well could have been us or our loved ones.

God cannot move you to extreme emotions without the events touching your deepest emotions and fears. The purpose is to stand against things that are truly wrong and unjust. Vengeance is not preferred. Proactive political movements, positive demonstrations and becoming organized against such evil is optimal. God has never professed violence, even against heinous violence. Many such events have occurred over many decades of human life. Organized, positive and broad-sweeping responses are the goal. How do we get to these results? By being so incensed by this violence that we are moved to action.

The altruistic goal is to be distressed by each death and injury. God does not wish for you to only grieve for Caucasian lives lost. Or, Christian lives sent into turmoil and pain. Or, only those who first lived in the US. The goal is to feel the loss of every life, without discrimination.

There are acts of terror all over the globe but why have we been so outspoken about the actions in Paris? How many other lives ended on Friday the 13th? How many in 3rd world countries or in a civil war? There is an imbalance in our own minds. We come here, to this site, to understand the inner workings of faith in God. Where are our own tears for terror deaths in countries or regions that we do not associate with? This is the point. This is our own God asking us to value all human life and band together to end such senseless suffering.

Love reaches all lives and all families. Resist the urge to value one life lost over the other. We are all in this same situation and we could all be impacted by terrorism in some way. Be kind, loving and just. Send out love to all hearts that have been broken.

We all have our own grief. Some more than others. Do not personalize this loss in terms of who they were, their religion, their ethnicity, or their status in life. Reach inward and grasp the grief that you carry and understand that it is the same emotion and loss that families all over the world are feeling. You are that very same parent, sibling, co-worker, friend, college mate… It is the same love and it carries the same value. No one should suffer from terrorism. Simple.

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