How silly this country and humanity in general has been with so many years of prejudice against those involved in interracial marriages, same sex marriages, cross-cultural marriages, mixed political marriages, this or that marriage, and on and on and on.
Unlearning prejudice found in any human experience or human arena is a slow process. The prejudices come from learned fears, from desire to fit in, from the desire to be loved and approved from those who are supposed to love us, and from our own past life experiences with different races and subcultures – whether those past experiences are cooperative or combative.
Many, many, many, many times, the prejudice and hatred comes from past life connections where there are still grudges and resentments towards a particular group or people. Acts like “raids on groups”, raiding, pillaging and killing in wars, make for many prejudices. All races and groups have been targeted at some time in some way, and many different groups have been slaves or bought and sold. Sometimes, in human history all that was required to be enslaved was to be defeated in battle.
Many groups have been perceived as second class, or lower class, or lower caste, and these experiences sometimes are hard to go through. Still others use these experiences to justify their grudges or resentments or even to build new ones.
So, it will take time for prejudice to heal. Since it can come from very real damage and harm done to each other in the past. And each person will have to resolve it in their own time within their own heart, mind and soul. Do you think? This is also a contributing factor in the Middle Eastern conflicts and in the attack of 9-11.
What is interesting is that there is no one on this planet that has NOT experienced being on the receiving end of prejudice. Everyone has, whether based on race, religion, gender, financial situation, spiritual belief, disability, weight, physical features, ethnicity, sexual preference, sometimes their job, etc. And I say this regardless of whether we may see how that possibly could be true “for that other person over there who looks way better off than I am.” (Having this thought is a symptom of prejudice.)
I can go into a room of any number of people and show you how each person has been singled out in at least 3 different ways, just by being who they are. Women, men, black, white, brown, red, Hispanic, Asian, European, Native American, Christians, Jews, Muslims, tall, short, small, large – no group has been free from being on the receiving end of hatred, disrespect, fear, attack, ridicule, different types of abuse and the like because of their group – even psychics. Yes, there are groups that have predominately received recent prejudice, but all groups of peoples and different subcultures have received it at some time in the past, and even now in the present.
Prejudice has been the source of much human pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is something that no human ever escapes. Jesus Christ didn’t escape it then or now, and Robin Williams didn’t escape it, either. Pray for all who suffer – whether on this side of the veil or the other. When we are in pain and suffering, we tend to strike out at whomever we think is the cause. This is the birth of prejudice. Pray for all who are in pain.
“God does not create barriers to love. Not even death is a barrier to love. Love can move back and forth through the veil of death.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Whenever Love is present, God is present.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Even as we are reading this, God is completely aware of us (and aware that we are reading this) – observing with infinite love, kindness and patience.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)