The Other Holy Land?

13 Aug

I would venture to guess that just about everyone can identify where the Holy Land is on a map of the world and why it is known as the Holy Land… because that is where religion and god were born of course. (fancy god being born!)

But I digress, because you would think that a planet’s Holy Land would be a place of peace and prosperity and provide a model for living and behavior to every other living thing on the planet…but our Holy land is exactly the opposite.

It’s a place that is home to thousands of years of bickering and strife, war and terror, unrest and injustice. Maybe it is a model for humanity, judging by how we all live in other parts of the world, but if it is it sure is a lousy one.

What is so Holy about it anyway? And if it is God’s “special place” then how does one explain it for God’s sake? Judaism and Islam have been fighting over who has the most special claim to it and they apparently have vowed to fight about it until the crack of doom. And Christianity is all aglow as to the way things are there because if all remains as it is now then it means that the “crack of doom” is nigh and God will soon return! But on a sadder Christian note… to destroy us all!

How cool…and Holy…is that?

Legend has it that Iceland was originally named Iceland so that foreigners would be frightened off and stay away from what was really a nice place to live. While Greenland, a cold and desolate place, was named Greenland so that folks would want to go there instead, and of course, miss Iceland all together.

Perhaps that’s what’s happened with the Holy Land. I think it is actually some other-where like for instance, Antarctica (Brrrrrr)… where all of the people there, and from many different countries, agree to live in peace and work harmoniously towards scientific and humanitarian goals…plus there hasn’t been a war there in…forever!

Maybe the fact that it’s not (incredibly) hot there is also a clue? I don’t know…just a thought.

 

 

 

 

8 Responses to “The Other Holy Land?”

  1. Dan Hennessy August 13, 2014 at 10:21 am #

    The holy ground : http://www.darachweb.net/SongLyrics/TheHolyGround.html ; (a better place to be )

  2. avwalters August 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    I always though it odd that so many could fight for so long over, what appeared to me to be, a godforsaken spot on the planet.

  3. kingmidget August 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    You know what I’m trying to figure out … is the fact that three major religions of our world had their origins in basically the same place support the idea that religion is just a bunch of hooey, or does it support that there might be something to it all. I just think it’s fundamentally off that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all had their origins in that same little patch of earth, all hundreds of years apart from each other. Seems to say something about the region, I’m just not sure what.

    • cllgarrison August 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

      All three are pretty closely related, so I’d suspect that’s why they are all central to that location. There must be some good drugs around there growing wild.

      • kingmidget August 15, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

        Ssshhhh. I don’t think most Christians know how close their faith is to Islam. Nor do they want to know.

  4. momshieb August 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I suspect that God is living in Canada, and that he has taken the form of a big black dog.

    • Outlier Babe August 21, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

      Hmph. We Pastafarians utterly reject your newly-invented, unfounded, outlandish claims 😉

  5. jmsabbagh December 16, 2014 at 1:11 am #

    Religious suppose to unite humanity not to divided.The birth place of major religions yet the same land is at war since the dawn of time.

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