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Sunday Reflection XI

For the longest time, I've been trying to figure out where I stand with these online witchhunts that just seek to destroy someone (and maybe their family at the same time). On one hand, I get it, people feel the need to be vindicated or see the abused vindicated. I get it, I understand and to a point, I agree. On the other hand, I see people going after someone before an investigation is made and just because one person said something. And while that source might be credible I guess I am wondering at what point is the line in the sand drawn between due process and vigilantism? I'm not trying to stir the pot here at all and please don't misconstrue what I am saying as "Jeff doesn't believe justice should be had" or "Jeff doesn't believe the victims." Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm all for justice and all for believing the victim but I'm also for not pulling the trigger on destroying someone earlier than necessary.

Passages: Karl Marx

While I agree that our environment can (and sometimes does) influence our behaviors (e.g., our workplace) I do believe that at the very core of what it means to be human is the notion of free-will and our ability to change the circumstances we find ourselves in regardless of the social, political, and economic influences around us. Those three factors can slow down or speed up the actions we take to fulfill our own beliefs, goals, and dreams. But in no way should those outside forces force what we as humans should hold as beliefs and aspirations.

Let's talk about Spirituality

Believing in some higher power other than God doesn't exclude you from being spiritual. However, I firmly believe that there are two levels of spirituality; Cafeteria Spirituality and Actual Spirituality. Belonging to one camp over the other doesn't make someone more holy than the other, but those who have a grasp of genuine spirituality live a life that is far more full with love, hope, and compassion than those who merely call themselves spiritual. Perhaps this could be construed as a controversial statement so let us discuss this a bit further.