Thursday, May 5, 2016

we, the wicked

the wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; let them be caught in the plots which they have devised. for the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; he blesses the greedy and renounces the lord. the wicked in his proud countenance does not seek god; god is in none of his thoughts. ps 10: 2-4

When I read these words I immediately think of big corporations taking advantage of third world countries - they come in, set up shop, avoid the taxes of the countries, hire locals way below minimum wage, have unsafe work environments and than make a rather significant profit on the product. That is who immediately comes to mind. But the buyer is also an instigator in this chain of events. S/he buys the product and supports the cycle, and it isn't simply the one time purchase of a product. We're constantly buying and constantly discarding the old product. We are also just as guilty.

David wrote this during a time when there were followers of God and than followers of other gods. Actions and thoughts appeared in that time to be of accord. Yet, in today's day and age, we have Christians, Buddhists, Muslims, Wiccans, Pagans, etc. There is a great mix out there of those who have God on the mind, but not in the actions, or no God on the mind, but God in their actions.

Of myself, in context to the first scenario, I am trying to be a minimalist. That means cutting on down buying stuff (clothes, gadgets, appliances, books, etc) and where possible recycling. 

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