It is time for THE SHARE YOUR WORLD CHALLENGE FROM 5-25-20.
This is the challenge where we are asked five questions, and in sharing our answers, we share our worlds. The weekly questions and my answers are below. When you have finished reading my responses I encourage you to go to the linked site underlined above and see how others have shared heir worlds.
NOW ON TO THE CHALLENGE!
In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth?
The defintion of a patriot is-a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.*
I don’t think that requires the belief that your country is the greatest country. It just requires you to love your country as a home to the extent it gives you the desire to protect it.
Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country?
I think it is about commitment to a tribe and to a set of values. I think it is also a commitment to unify as a people against a common enemy. It engenders both the ideas of unity and submission to a greater authority than oneself.
Jesus said a house divided itself could not stand. As that is true patiotism in some form is necessary for a country to remain intact. That right there is a telling statement about the current state of our union.
What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
Decisions create consequences. The truth is, “You reap what you sow” is a law of the universe. The universe doesn’t care whether you like its laws or not. The universe also doesn’t care whether you obey its laws or not. The universe will simply carry out its laws even if you don’t believe in them. You can no more escape the consequences of your decisions than you can escape the law of gravity. Sooo….Make good choices.
What is social justice?
The definition of social justice is- justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.*
I think pure social justice is not something which will be achieved in this age, but in the one to come.
and one ‘easy’ one because those others? Fairly difficult.
What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? (told you. Silly).
Is fat a body part?
What is something that made you smile during the past week?
*definitions courtesy of Google dictionary
Thanks for Sharing Your World, Joseph! Excellent definitions! I had hoped to live to see equality and kindness, no judgment and fair play come to pass, but I doubt I will. I have to wonder sometimes if the world will ever learn that all important lesson. Maybe in the next world…