Mankind will NEVER Learn
All my life I have been shielded from the cruelty of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ by the words “He died for you”. When I watched “The Passion” by Mel Gibson, I finally realized how brutal the event really was.
I hadn’t given any thought to the people that actually performed the cruel events that led to Jesus’s death. I have, however, through events I have witnessed myself, been brought to wonder, why would anyone commit such vicious acts on their fellow man.
We grow up learning of events similar to the Crucifixion from our history books. In 1944 someone finally coined a name for it. It’s called genocide. Humanity finally made it illegal in 1948.
“It is defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) of 1948 as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the groups conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
It has repeated throughout history.
It is 2017. It is happening in MY Grand daughters lifetime.