I am not religious. I do not believe that we get a second chance once we’ve died. No reincarnation. No heaven or even hell. If a person has gone through hell on earth and then dies without getting to enjoy life, that is tragic to me, because I really don’t expect there to be anything better afterward. Or anything at all.
Hence I, too, like so many rockers and movies stars (who may or may not believe in life after death), wish that we could do something to help those Africans who presently suffer in poverty and misery to instead live the good life. I wish we could do something real.
So I’m creating the category of “Africa” among my pages, for the purpose of exploring questions related to African poverty. I don’t believe that the celebrities of the recent “Live8 ” concert who urge the wealthiest nations to give more aid to Africa have set their sites on the right enemy or the right solution. Their scheme, as I understand it, allows participants to feel helpful and righteous. But will it, in a significant and lasting way, help suffering Africans to throw off their poverty and live fulfilling lives? Or is it destined to waste millions of dollars while nothing changes?
Unfortunately at the moment I don’t have time delve into this topic, but I read a commentary piece today at The Daily Telegraph that I think is on the right track.
CLICK!It’s no in-depth examination, which is what I hope to find time for later. But I think it’s headed in a good direction.
For the moment, that is all.