Sadly with such a high crime rate in South Africa it's almost impossible to think that people over there could ever be taught the correct view of life - both their own and that of others. Do you personally view human life? Where does it all began? The train of thought should be to have respect for life and having the right view of fellow humans. We honestly need to root out of our hearts all hatred,which sadly is the starting point for most violent crime. Should you view life as sacred? I'll let you be the judge of that?
What about Abortion from the Bible's point of view? Exodus 21:22,23 says:"If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury,the offender must be fined whatever the woman's husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury,you are to take life for life." So according to this verse,God views an accidental interference with an unborn child to be a matter of serious consequence,how much more so would the accountability be before God when there is deliberate interference as is the case of abortion? Since God claims to be the Creator of human reproductive powers,its reasonable that sets the standard in this. Dr J. Glen once wrote:"The viable embryo in the uterus is a human individual,and therefore destroying it,is a violation of the 6th commandment."
What about your own personal life? Most rational people don't want to die,yet risk death for the sake of pleasure. Illegal Drugs for example kills the user and yet some people take it for recreational purposes. A person that does this don't view his/her own life as precious.
What about safety? A safety conscious person won't be careless or take risks just for the sheer pleasure or excitement of it. Like reckless driving for example or participating in dangerous thrill seeking sports and hobbies. Your house,car and place of work do you make it all as safe as it could be avoiding trips,falls or any other near misses?
What about animal safety? Being cruel to an animal or just trophy killing them for the sheer joy of it all shows utter disregard for the preciousness of that animal's life. Life is loving provision for which we all should be grateful for. This in its own should motivate us to treat it with respect.
Some people's different view of life:
1."Two groups are fighting over a finite set of resources. One wins and the others run off. They discover a area of great wealth in terms of available food. History may be written by the winners, but survival is best accomplished by the losers."
2."True life begins when one stops seeking. Life is not good or bad, it is not a journey, because we all have everything we need right with us. Life is. That is all."
3."Life is survival and procreation, all the rest is window dressing."
4."I believe life is purely affected by your circumstances- from the moment you're born, to where you live, and your religious beliefs. I see life as opportunistic and hard but that's coming from my status and background. I'm not saying just because you're born poor will make you depressed and have a limited view, but I think it does affect your ideas somewhat. People's experiences shape their view, so it's forever changing."
5."I see things in a way that is not unique, but uncommon. I try to see life as it is - that is to say not how a human mind reflects on it. There are numerous examples I could give you of my way of thinking about life. But this will be easier in a one on one conversation."
6."I think running concurrently with your views is the issue of action or no action as it relates to what our life becomes or what we won't let it become by the choice of action. Life is a choice, and as you make each decision you lead your life in a different direction than what it was only a moment ago."
7."In my view, life IS a journey. Its a search for the ultimate truth and once that ultimate truth is found, we are able to accept this perpetual and unrelenting march to the grave that is life. For some, the life and sacrifice of Jesus the Christ, is the ultimate truth, which enables them to deal with the uncertainties of life and the beyond."
8."Life is one big unanswered question. People strive to make their life worth living, they set goals and make plans. Perhaps they want money, love, lust, a family, popularity. All in all I believe people want to be remembered, with some trace that they existed in the world after they are gone. As I have said before life is meaningless (not that its not worth living), but half of our lives we try to find a meaning, a reason they we were put here."
9."...life is a challenge I accept with confidence, an open mind and ear..."
References: 1.www.lifepathnumber.com 2.www.whatsyourlifelike.com
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