Interested in a news reality how teaching religion and psychology help us to overcome helplessness to be constructive in life for ourselves, families, communities, and Nation?
The pandemic has certainly promoted psychological effects of helplessness in the lives of the 53 percent of people who live from week to week wages and lost their jobs because they work in businesses that government has quartered or prevented from operating to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Chicago Tribune article today report huge increases in the sale of legal recreational marijuana in Illinois, along with increase in criminal violence, shootings, etc. etc.
And because very few people arrested are tested for drugs, no one knows if the persons actions were because they were being fueled by drugs to engage in criminal or foolish actions.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate ancient wisdom proverbs that most people have never been taught in public schools which if Proverbs had been taught would have, in my opinion, provided constructive guidance to prevent or reduce destructive feelings of helplessness that is fueling crime, violence, and drug use in our Nation.
Open your mouth for the mute,
For the rights of all the unfortunate.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And defend the rights of the afflicted and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let your hands not be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. (Ecclesiastes 11:6)
What’s My Point?
In a Blog Post yesterday I stated Congress is playing games with another economic stimulus for the poor and helpless, in my opinion, to win the 2020 election.
My point is if perhaps the above Wisdom and Love verses were taught to children, the phones in Congress would be ringing loud and clear for the political power games to end.
In My Opinion
If the government decides to shut down a business it should provide a reasonable means to help subsidize the helpless 53 percent living week to week.
Instead of borrowing the funds, it should place a pandemic tax during the pandemic to help those in need because of government shutdowns.
And in my opinion, if religion is taught, there would be a lot more people willing to speak out for the unfortunate in our Nation, and working to get rid of politicians playing games to hold up immediate aid in order to pass a package of aid to win an election.
Read the Source Links below
Would teaching religion lessen or increase helplessness or constructiveness in our Nation?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
USA, Reality Game 2222-23 Game of Thrones
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