For a long time I thought about whether the headline should be: Humanity is dumb. But that’s not true. We’re actually pretty smart. We’re just too easily influenced.
Occasion: In the Bavarian-Swabian district of Donau-Ries, the Muslim Sener Sahin wanted to be nominated as a candidate for mayor. But many people are against it. Because of his religion.
It is perfectly okay that there are different religions and that everyone follows his or her own beliefs. That doesn’t make you a bad person. It’s unbelievable that in this day and age that’s what’s causing problems. We should go further, be smarter. But basically only one person needs to be against it, followers can always and quickly be found.
Just so you know, I’m Catholic. I don’t like this religion, or at least not the Catholic faith with all its standardized procedures. It’s always the same (in church). No creativity, everything is impersonal. Boring. Stale. Excuse me, but that’s not the way to keep people around. My point is that religions shape us. In a way, that I’m very unhappy with. But it doesn’t make me a bad person. And that shouldn’t be an excuse to forbid me anything.
It’s sad that someone who wants to work for a position with heart and soul is thwarted by such stupidity. We’re all human, we’re all basically the same. Bones, organs, flesh. We may speak different languages and have been directed in different directions since our birth. But in fact we all belong together. In 2020, hardly anyone still understands this.
What I ask myself is: What can you do? An “unimportant” person like me? Well, I can start blogging about it and get a few people “excited” about the topic. What else? Simply saying that it’s stupid to be seduced like this is not enough. You have to approach it differently. Maybe people with more power. Maybe many people with little power. Anyway, it can’t stay the way it is. Society has stopped at some point. Anchored in old, wrong ways of thinking. We have to get out of it. Quick! Otherwise we’ll be lost.