Why do some hate more than others? (E)Written by Terry Dashner
Why do some hate more than others? (E)
Terry Dashner…..Faith Fellowship Church, PO Box 1586, Broken Arrow, OK…918-451-0270
Why do some people hate more than others? I’ve researched experts, and answers are varied. People, kindred, tribes, and nations hate because, according to experts, there is too much poverty and too much social exclusion and too much political exploitation and too much sin. And based upon my educational background, my studies and research, my Biblical beliefs, and my years of living experiences, I concur also. I have no reasonable objections to their reasons why. There is, however, one thing experts have overlooked. I want to share with you one important reason why some people groups hate more than other groups of people.
Hate can be accentuated and aggravated by a force or entity that is beyond physical grasp of man. The force I’m referring to is not physical but metaphysical. It’s an entity of minions under command of Satan himself. In Bible Apostle Paul refers to these demons as “principalities” “powers” “rulers of darkness” and “spiritual wickedness” ruling over atmosphere. The Greek imagery that Paul alludes to is an echelon of military command. In other words, Satan rules over an atmospheric command of demonic powers, which appear to be assigned in rank and file to various and certain regions of earth.
There are many passages in Bible that hint at this satanic command structure. One of most familiar texts is Daniel 10: 12-13 “Then he said to me, ‘Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your god, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words. (13) But prince of kingdom of Persia was withstanding me for twenty-one days…’” (NASB)
One reason Jesus allowed demons who were cast out of people by His hand to avoid consignment to pits of hell where they are destined to go at end of time is because they are free to roam specific areas on earth until their final judgment. (In one instance some demons requested to enter a heard of swine instead of being forced out of their specific region. Jesus allowed this, which seems to support argument that demons may roam and rule over certain regions, territories or even nations until end of age and their final judgment.)
If demonic powers are real and rule by order of a hierarchy over various regions of earth (even assigned to certain nations), it makes sense that some people are enticed, stirred, agitated to hate their fellowmen more so than others. If a demonic order has ruled over a tribe of people for centuries, it makes sense that certain patterns of hate and destruction are repeated to point of being predictable. The problem is this. When weapons of men were sticks and stones their hate was dangerous, no doubt, but their weapons were not capable of burning up entire world. Today’s nuclear power is a real concern in hands of men who are agitated by demonic powers. (Terrorists, who once used conventional weapons against Americans, now may have nuclear weapons soon according to Time magazine, dated February 14, 2005.)
Make A Difference: Boycott Wal-MartWritten by Gary Whittaker
For everyday individual, companies like Wal-Mart have been a source of great deals, where goods can be purchased at a relatively inexpensive sum. These companies preach never-ending low costs for benefit of consumer. Most of us have taken that as face value, resulting in hundreds of billions of dollars of revenue annually. Wal-Mart in particular has been one of major beneficiaries of your hard earned dollar. They promote themselves as being concerned about family, about customer server. Recent events however, have caused us to look a little more deeply into this chain of stores. Many of us have already heard about their North American corporate practices. They have responded to charges of forced overtime, pay inequity, unsafe working conditions with usual corporate schpeal of having to better train their management staff. The average person has either accepted it, or simply chosen to ignore it, preferring to worry about drama of their own lives. But that is not end of this story. Wal-Mart recently decided to close down first and only unionized store to date, sighting loss of profitability.
If a store like Walmart, who routinely subcontracts their manufacturing to companies that pays their employees much less than minimum wage, cannot make a profit in a unionized environment in North America, than what it that saying for rest of companies out there? Wal-Mart is not only in business of providing low costs on merchandise, but in human labour as well. While they are not only ones doing it, they are ones that have profited most by it. What prevents a company that sponsors 7 day a week, 12 + hour shift with NO overtime in 3rd world from trying to do same legal equivalent here? This is a company that has made over 9 Billion dollars in 2004.
What does that have to do with average everyday individual? Plenty. Many jobs in manufacturing industry are being lost to those same 3rd world countries, because there is no protection for common man. They do not enjoy same freedoms and opportunities that we do in North America. They cannot just pick up and choose to work elsewhere. They cannot just choose to go back to school and get government loans. They will take, and stay with any job they can get, regardless of their working conditions because there simply are no other alternatives. So when North Americans lose their jobs in that industry, they are forced to work for lower and lower wages, and subsequently their buying power goes down. With a lowering buying power, companies like Wal-Mart make more profit as people seek to stretch their dollar as far as they can.