We are entering a huge conflict between hopefully peacefulminded people, but most probably not. In this conflict we have to be sure, that our actions are as well founded in serious philosophy.
Theoprastus whom I read such a beautiful book of, has another gem of insight I would love to share with you guys here at the blog. As you may remember, he believed and argued the point that there is something good in nature, and it is the goal of all human beings to try to be in that spot, and not in the world at large where evil reigns.
He argues, that G-d in fact is not that strong in the sense, that he cannot directly change things on earth. His argument is like this; everything in nature and in fact everywhere is governed by cause and effect. What you do will have an effect on something, his again will be the cause to some other effect. In this way everything we do is not done in a vacuum, but in an unending chain of cause and effect. So, if G-d could really alter everything he would then alter all causes and effects, and that is almost impossible, and not seen.
As Anaxagoras tells us; G-d is in existence, it is a natural power that is everywhere, but it enters life only at specific occasions, and that is when we call for it, and we are born.
The point is; we are, as individuals free to do what we see fit to do with our lives. If we choose to squander it away in idleness, we can do that, if we decide to pursue happiness and the good of live, we can do that.
But we should always remember that we are a part of the flows of the cause and effect, and therefore what we do will have a consequence down the road on our children and other parts of life.
The Danish philosopher Løgstrup believes that we carry our loved ones in our hands. Because love we feel and share are not something individual, but something shared, and if we do not carry the love of our dear ones, they will suffer.
In this way, the free choice we have, gives us a tremendous responsibility to the world, we are, as men, responsible for everything around us, and only if we fight for the realization of good, will the world turn that way. In this way, everyday is a fight for the goodness of the world. It is a fight that will never end, because there is so much evil around us, but only if we as individuals take up the mantel every day, and enter fray for the goodness of spirit will G-d really be with us
G-d bless all of the fighters for spirit and good.