Look at the untold suffering that man has caused himself by continually fighting terrible wars in which millions have been slaughtered and maimed! Martin Luther called war "the greatest scourge that can afflict humanity.
.. And yet he was responsible for the death of millions, during his life and in perpetuity. Moreover he encouraged and wrote tracts in favour of the persecution of the Jews.
Far too many of Man's inventions, such as weapons of war, too-rapid transportation, towering skyscrapers, pesticides, lethal chemicals, drugs etc., are death-dealing and destructive and cause all sorts of suffering.
... And the same science has given us longer life, protection from disease, sanitation, warm homes etc...
Today there are THREE-AND-A-HALF MILLION SQUARE MILES of desert in the Northern part of Africa because men have disturbed the ecological balance of nature.
The desertification of Africa happened before men, and will continue to happen long after they are gone. There is a stronger case for environmental destruction in the Levant and on the plains of the US which has lost 90% of its forestation in the last 100 years.
As a result, untold numbers of people are dying of starvation there every day and there is a huge surplus of food in other parts of the World--MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS OF TONS A YEAR- no one needs to go hungry! But while the Western World spends hundreds of millions of dollars on storing or destroying these surpluses and on exercise and diet programmes to lose weight, and pay farmers NOT to grow crops, the poor nations of the World starve!
I understand how you feel and felt when you witnessed the extreme dire circumstances people have to endure, I was affected that way when I visited India, but to me the fault of their suffering and others like them in the world is man's fault and man's alone and we should not dismiss man's role in this ever increasing tragedy.
I disagree that their suffering is caused by humans - though much suffering is. In fact I was particularly focussing on those born into disability ironically due to "bad karma".
My understanding would be, not to trust my fellow man and seek solace somewhere else other than my place of misery. Everybody needs something to cling to and this need not necessarily be a religion.
I said I stand corrected and I meant that. Let me say, you also should temper your pride and sometimes dictatorial attitude.
I'm dictating anything to you, simply stating facts as I see them with so,me passion.
PS. I've never been to India, but Bangkok with its conspicuous luxury - nay - opulence- alongside the tragedy of what can only be described as 'scraps of life' made quite a shocking juxtaposition.