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God and The Military

by Ben Huot

July 16, 2021

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Government, Corporations, The Military, and God

 

Government manipulate you to follow

Corporate leaders pay you to follow

Military leaders make you follow

God wants you to choose to follow

 

Government exists to keep power

Corporations exist to get themselves rich

The military exists to fight wars for rich people

God exists so He created us

 

Serving in the government means lying

Serving in corporations means not thinking

Serving in the military means suffering

Serving God means having peace and joy

 

Government creates laws and punishes

Corporations create economic recessions

The military chooses the lesser of 2 evils

God creates true happiness in us

 

Government wants your mind

Corporations want your body

The military wants your blood

God wants your heart and soul

 

Governments last centuries

Corporations last decades

Military enlistments last 8 years

God help us live forever

 

Drill Sergeants vs. Holy Spirit

 

Drill Sergeants give orders

The Holy Spirit gives encouragement

 

Drill Sergeants don't care what you think

The Holy Spirit already knows what everyone thinks

 

Drill Sergeants motivate you by force

The Holy Spirit motivates you by grace

 

Drill Sergeants punish mere hesitation

The Holy Spirit never even condemns

 

Drill Sergeants want you to conform

The Holy Spirit want to transform you

 

Drill Sergeants laugh at your expense

The Holy Spirit suffers at His expense

 

Drill Sergeants make everything mandatory

The Holy Spirit is gentle and subtle

 

Drill Sergeants emphasize their authority

The Holy Spirit has no need to prove Himself

 

Drill Sergeants are always in uniform

The Holy Spirit is not visible physically

 

Drill Sergeants stress you out

The Holy Spirit heals you

 

Drill Sergeants make horrible therapists

The Holy Spirit is the Wonderful Counselor

 

Fear is its Own Pain

 

For a soldier

The scariest thing

Is being deployed

It is never your desire

To use your combat skills

No one taught us to hate

They taught us to survive

 

Every soldier in the army

Is first and primarily trained for infantry

This means front line foot soldier

Everyone else is on the front line as well

This is to better support the foot soldier

 

That is why so many soldiers

Are in light infantry

Which means lighter

For the Air Force to carry

That doesn't mean the combat is any easier

You actually have to be

In as good a shape as Olympic athletes

 

You are expected to perform as infantry

No matter what job you are trained for

After very minimal training

How do you train someone to survive

In a combat zone

It is easy to get people to fire back

If you are being fired upon

That still doesn't mean

You will rise to the occasion

 

It is hard to predict who can handle it

Even after training

1/3 of the soldiers who fought

In the last 2 American wars

That the US easily won

But failed to win the peace

Now have some level of PTSD

 

We think of ourselves as the good guys

In Star Wars world

We would be the evil empire

And the middle east would be

The homeland of the Jedi

 

We have the big army

We have the big empire

And we have great wealth and power

Those we fight are often

Wanted in their own countries

And very poor and few in number

 

Those who fight against empire

In our time and place

Have equally great problems

Their societies are also divided

But over very different questions

 

In our Army we win as

We have the better technology

And more money

To train our soldiers better

Even with all the jokes

About people being stupid in the Army

There is some truth to that

 

But we are still light years ahead

Of any army we would possibly fight

And in our professionalism and skill

 

Of course from my experience in the Army

It is when someone gets stressed

That even brilliant people

Make dumb mistakes

 

Basic training is a big psychological test

As most Army infantry training is

They try to stress you out deliberately

As it is one of the kinder ways

Of preparing soldiers for combat

 

Your first few days in the Army

Are a culture shock

The yelling is part of it

But that is just the top layer

There are many other layers as well

 

We were quickly given no choice

Our way or the highway

No highway option

But we were also explained why

They were training us the way they were

In great detail

This is why I know all this

 

The reason why your

Actual skill knowledge

Do not disqualify you

If you screw the tests up

Is if you have graduated from middle school

You have the intellect to be in the Army

 

And they also train you in these

Combat survival skills the entire time

That you are in the Army

No matter which job you have been given

 

The Army is tough in many ways

It requires constant vigilance

It requires making decisions in an instant

And it requires very strong minds

This just isn't academically difficult

 

There are many intelligences

Other than scholastic ones

One of the intelligence areas

That I am lacking in

Is the mechanical or engineering mindset

 

Anyone who doesn't have that

Kind of ability by experience or DNA

Should not be able to enter the Army

As it severely limits the types of jobs

That you can qualify for

That are useful after you get out

 

Which is generally after your first tour

Which is technically 8 years

But most only serve 2-6 years active

But you likely will be called up

During that inactive time

 

If there is a war which there usually is

They seem to come like clockwork

About every decade since World War 2

 

Army life is one of the most challenging

At least for Americans who qualify for college

Most people anytime and anywhere in history

Try to get the best careers they can for their families

 

And for most people

Who meet Army standards

Like lack of felonies and drug addiction

Have better prospects in

Almost any other profession

 

Being in the military

Looks good on a resume

But most enlisted soldiers

Now have a spouse and kid

This puts you at an income

That qualifies you for food stamps

 

The military takes extreme stances

On most issues

The choice is made

To not pay soldiers enough to live

In order to put all the money

To protect them in combat

 

You also are unlikely to get any

College money, college credit, vacation,

Or other advertised benefits

For many reasons

 

The enlisted soldier is very indoctrinated

To not want to be a leader

After completing basic training

It killed all my confidence

And was what triggered

My psychotic break

 

I believe others fared better than me

As I was predisposed

To mental illness genetically

And I am a highly sensitive person

 

The main reasons I joined the military as enlisted

Was I didn't get high enough grades in school

And I believed God wanted me to join the military

My excuse is I am after all mentally ill

 

I think much too deeply

To be useful in combat

But I proved anyone can make it

Through Army training

Even some of the scary parts

 

But historically people like me

Have their lives permanently destroyed

By their being drafted into a war

The reason they have not drafted since Vietnam

Is they don't need as many people

As we now have technology

That requires fewer people to run

 

We need fewer more highly trained soldiers

We are in the position

That the German military was in

During world war 2

 

We have such an edge over other armies

Both monetary and technological

That we could win a war

Against any country today

In a very short amount of time

 

Of course we wouldn't have enough people

Or enough resources or patience

To occupy the invaded country

We certainly are not better shooters

In the regular army anyway

We didn't even get hand to hand training

Because if it got to that point

We would be defeated anyway

 

Many people ask how I accepted my disability

Compared to many veterans

I got a good deal

Veterans get compensated based on

Whether they can work or not

Not based on how much pain they go through

 

Missing a leg is so common

That it is only rare now

To be a high ranking officer

Missing both legs

 

Army medicine is excellent

At saving your life

When you are burned alive

But they don't acknowledge pain

Or mental illnesses as problems

Faith and Conflict

 

Faith is defined by action

Action is defined by obedience

To have saving faith

Means making choices

To constantly follow God

 

When you fail

God raises you back up again

Serving God means loving others

Loving others means

Helping those who need

 

This is by satisfying both

Their spiritual and physical needs

It also means forgiving others

 

There are many pacifists

Who are also devout Christians

Because the military is opposite

In many ways to the church

 

The church is symbolically

The bride of Christ

Christianity teaches non-hierarchy

In how all Christians are treated

And how we treat everyone else

 

We are to forgive our enemies

Christ loves the church

As a man is to love his wife

The Church is then to serve Christ

Service and love mean similar things

In Christianity according to the Bible

 

There is no equality in the military

There is no freedom of choice

They forgive nothing

They are training you to do

The things no one wants to do

And no one ever should

A war is never advisable or inevitable

It is not morally ok and not effective

To respond violently

At least both in our current society

And internationally as a nation

 

The last 70 years of wars

The US failed to win the peace

We would have done better

To not let others pick a fight with us

 

If someone attacks your family

And you strike back violently

Then you go to prison

How does this help your family

 

Of course when society totally disappears

You better respond violently

Or you will have no family anymore

You will know when society disappears

This happens when society legalizes murder

Or chooses not to enforce it

For any reason

 

We already allow stealing in many forms

Most vice crimes are already legal

What would be the Christian response

In the international world

 

According to the Bible

God wants to rule us directly

In our society

That might be through a prophet

Who we could verify

Is giving and receiving

The exact words of God

 

The Bible and the life of Christ

Are both such examples

Christ was predicted by

The religious establishment

To be a military and political leader

 

He ended up healing people and forgiving sin

What we need to heal society

Is the forgiveness of sin

Along with charity

 

The Church for all its flaws

Is one of the last structured movements

And communities still relevant

And also existing in a meaningful way

 

There is no constant anymore in society

We no longer meet in groups in public

We no longer read anything

And we no longer prioritize the needy

 

Society is truly undoing itself

Our brains and our societies need God

It is unnatural and and ridiculous

As well as ethnocentric

To give up on God

 

How can you give up on God

He has never given up on us

The offer is always there for salvation

Until you actually die

No matter what you have done

 

But isn't this the issue then

You don't want God

To save some people

You think are unworthy

 

Because your think your sins

Are somehow less evil or damaging

But its God's Heaven

And His right not yours to judge

 

For all those who think

That the Church is rich

Their records are public

As both the churches

And the legal system demand

 

Currently it is likely

There is more money

Spent frivolously like on salaries

Instead of the work of the charity

In the running of secular charities

Than of Christian ones

As many more Christians

Will do the work for free

 

When you give to the Church

You are not giving to a stockpile of gold

Neither is God getting the money

The money is used to heal the world

Both physically and spiritually

 

Some people think

Spiritual things are unimportant

Because they believe

The spiritual world is not real

 

But just as cause and effect are real

And how you think

Is reflected in what you do

So who you choose to follow

And to spend time with

Has a direct effect

On what your mind is filled with

And on how you think

Why We Can't Relax

 

It is difficult to relax

If you are a critical thinker

If you read a lot of non-fiction

Or if you are distrustful of others

 

Relaxing requires you

To allow yourself to be distracted

And not be fully aware

If your mind is always thinking

It makes it very hard to let go

 

You have to try to remember

Being a small child

When you used to daydream

When school still taught art

 

To imagine things without constraints

And to just feel things

Without thinking

 

You don't always need to hear

Every word everyone says

Or to explain everything

 

The school system

Tries to beat out of us

The ability to be child like

We are overly focused

On doing things

And building things for show

To prove that we have learned

 

If you did well in school

It his hard to turn off your mind

In the military you rarely sleep

They believe you can sleep when you are dead

 

Our country is run like a business

We require people to constantly perform

And to get better over time

 

It is not that these pursuits are bad

Certainly you should work hard

At important things like your job or religion

And be disciplined in many aspects of life

 

When it comes to unwind

You have to allow relaxation to happen

You have to give up on your work

And let the day end

 

It is not a method to learn

Or anything you need to do better

It is more like playing than learning

To relax requires being frivolous

 

To stop thinking

You should not be concerned

With creating anything

Or solving a problem

 

You need to stop trying to concentrate

And not care about work

This is part of being a balanced person

It can save you from many addictions

 

Our society is so bent on

Learning things and moving forward

That we type A personalities

Or analytical thinkers

Can get ourselves involved in bad things

Because we are unwilling to stop

 

Tenacity is a useful trait

But it can be taken too far

If you try the same thing for many years

And you do not exceed

Give up and try something else

Or at least do it in a new way

 

We constantly worry about our health

And worry about our world

But to a large extent

The first is determined much by DNA

And the other by people

Who have similar problems

That have gotten even worse than yours

Just to be able to influence others

 

It is ok to not be a brain surgeon

You really cannot be the best in the world

At almost anything

Because no matter how good you are

Someone is going to be better than you

This is not a failure

 

You don't have to solve everyone's problems

You don't have to preserve everything

That you have every created

You do not always have to have a camera

Or always have to know the current time

 

We don't need to always know the latest news

We don't need an alarm clock

When we don't work that day

There are always more things that can be done

But the truly wise will stop short

 

One of the great examples from the Bible

Is the story of Mary and Martha

Martha did everything conceivable

To prepare for Jesus Christ

Coming to her house

 

But Mary simply kept Christ company

Mary did what was the greater thing

Spending time with God was more important

 

The only way we will conquer

Our many addictions

Is if we learn how to rest

 

Some people will go their entire lives

Without ever learning this

They will help the world greatly

But they will have no joy or peace

 

You are worthy of being taken care of

God values you before you have done anything

Christ was equally pleased with the man

Who was given less talents

And produced less than the other man

 

Heaven is the ultimate resting place

This is likely why we don't understand it

And why so many think we can earn it

 

Never give up

But put a pause button on your latest project

Because you are plenty motivated

To finish it another day

 

Watch how animals behave

They don't worry about having food

For the next day and yet they do

 

If you want to relax

Simply end your day a little early Work itself can be a powerful addiction

 

If doing things solved every problem

The Bible would have a list of things to do

Like any self help book knockoff

On "serious" philosophy

 

God actually ordered Israel

To take a break from work

Not just once a week

But to have parties

Numerous times throughout the year

So that they could remember

What God had done for them

Spiraling Downward

 

Getting to spend independence day

With drill sergeants

Finally finish in-processing

9 days later

Only supposed to take 2 days

 

We begged to start basic training

As it only lasts 8 weeks

And we could be stuck

In in-processing forever

 

Dropping for push-ups

Every time we did

Another rifle movement drill

 

Unable to scale down wall

With face forward

In confidence course

 

After feeling my hand burning

I gasped for air

After I was told to

Take off my gas mask

 

Some soldiers failed

Last performance test

So we all failed

Other platoons got more privileges

But we don't

 

In my fox hole

While doing rifle shooting training

Drill sergeant and officer scream

Standing behind me

Which one is which voice

 

I pass the rifle shooting test

Because they set up a rigged lane

I still barely passed

 

Asked why I didn't fire

With my dominant hand

Other drill sergeant

Said I was left eye dominant

 

Grenade training I failed

Even the name for the

Tear gas grenade

And barely got the 2nd live grenade

Over the cement wall

 

Sent to medical clinic

Other side of giant base

In middle of night

 

As a hypochondriac soldier

Thought he was sick again

I got even less sleep that night

I was his assigned "buddy" then

 

I once told the drill sergeant

That I had shaved that day

When I really hadn't

Because I was so used to

Saying yes drill sergeant

 

Rifle ripped from my hand

By drill sergeant

When in field training

Had to crawl on stomach through dirt

As punishment

 

My other drill sergeant

Was looking for me

With an entire grenade

Of tear gas

 

For my fox hole

I slept that night

In my gas mask

 

They let off some yellow gas

My mask was on in 2 seconds

They were actually impressed then

 

In field training

Officer testing security

I let in without password or challenge

And saluted him

 

I must have missed that day

Doing kitchen patrol

Which was actually a privilege

Like when they did the Geneva conventions training

So we could follow international laws

 

Later I was on suicide watch

That must have been why I missed

The training with live fire

And was put on kitchen patrol instead

But I wasn't afraid of that

 

The last set of performance tests

I failed the clearing the rifle

And the claymore mine tests

Drill sergeant was very disappointed

I was told to avoid him for a while

 

The last physical training test

I ran slower than the previous one

People thought I was fast

But I was just in good shape

 

I enjoyed running in training

Because no one yelled at me then

 

We celebrated basic training

With cleaning chores

As there was a hurricane coming

And military bases are fallout shelters

 

I did really enjoy bayonet training though

Where we staved wooden posts

But I almost ran through an officer

I didn't do so well in the simulation

With actual soldiers

 

The army likes you this way

Gullible, submissive, and afraid

Basically weak and young

God's Thoughts and Ways

 

The military is very depressing

They have to constantly make decisions

In which both sides lose

It is just a question of how much

 

But God is not like that

But there are references in the Bible

To warfare used as analogies

And war happens

In both the future and the past

 

As to the past many of that is non-violent

And to the future

We don't know enough to speculate

 

In the New Testament

Warfare is used as an analogy

To describe aspects of the spiritual world

 

Jesus is the Prince of Peace

But Christ also had some harsh things

To say about the religious establishment

But He created the nation of Israel and the Church

Which have lasted millennia

 

The thing is that God is both merciful

But He is perfectly good as well

He cannot tolerate our evil behavior

This is the central importance

Of Christ's birth, death, and resurrection

As the Son of God and Son of Man

 

God reconciled the paradoxical nature of Himself

At His own expense

As God is kind, humble, and long-suffering

And we should be too

 

God is slow to anger and quick to forgive

What angers God is sin

As evil is both contrary to who God is

And is the entire source of our suffering

 

We often see the world today

As having a personal and social sphere

Where we think we can do whatever we want

As long as it does not hurt others

 

Christ challenges this way of thinking

Like in the psychological concept of Adler

These spheres are not separate

Personal and social psychology cannot be separated

 

The spiritual connects to the physical

And it happens through the mind

This is the reason why Qi is effective

An is the basis of Chinese medicine

This ultimate connector I think

Is the Holy Spirit of God Himself

 

The Apostle Paul talks of transforming the mind

To change your spiritual direction

To grow up in a spiritual and emotional sense

 

God is the ultimate rehabilitator

He truly changes people over time

To be better people in all ways

From the inside out

 

God sees people as they are now

But also sees how they could be

The past is less relevant to Him

 

God wanted people to rest, the land to rest,

And He wanted criminals to be set free

This was to happen in cycles of 7

This is why even today 7 years is significant legally

Both for taxes and for felonies

 

Christ realized that the mind and body

Are important just like the spirit is

He after all both made and lived as one of us

He understands our abilities and limitations

Better than we do

 

He can and will heal physical, mental, and spiritual

Traumas, conditions, and evil choices

Sometimes He does this directly and supernaturally

Other times he prefers to work with professionals

At other times He does a bit of both

 

But all good things come from God

God has bigger and better plans than us though

 

He as a genius can orchestrate

An entire symphony of events

Of seemingly unrelated things

To realize His will and purpose

 

Some of the most modern

And forward thinking ideas

Are straight out of the Bible

 

God used non-violence and creativity

Even in the Old Testament

Even when fulfilling moral judgement

On evil societies

To bring about great changes

 

God usually chooses leaders

Who are anti-heroes

A the time of the great epic heroes

Of the ancient world

 

The Apostle Paul also talked

Of different realities and dimensions

The spiritual world is a truly weird world

Much beyond what we could imagine

 

The Apostle Paul was the first existentialist

The Bible even has a whole book on nihlism

The earliest book of the Bible takes an entirely

Different view on evil and suffering

 

In the past 4,000 years

Scholars have barely scratched the surface

Of what the Bible contains

Of what even the part people can understand

 

The Bible has more in a couple verses

Than an entire Hindu epic poem

 

But it can be understood by us peons as well

God is the greatest of equalizers

Some people just think that they are

Morally superior to other people

 

In God's explanation of spiritual warfare

The only weapon is the Bible

All the other provisions given from God

Are merely defensive in nature

 

In the Bible people are not the enemy

Christ wants all to be saved

Hell was not created for people

 

The battle in the spiritual world

Is in the individual's mind

And within the church itself

If you can transform both of these

You can truly transform the world

 

But God has no limits

On what He can do

He is also by nature good and merciful

He is also called the God of armies

 

Christ leads a war in the end days

Against the evil empire

Led by the devil himself

 

God is a lot of things

But the most important thing to know

Is He understands us and

He is on our side and that of animals

 

It always amazes me when I realize

How some of the best Bible references

Were completely created

Many years before the first computer

Military vs. Church

 

The military and the Church

Have little in common

With the outside world

 

The military is based on suffering

The Church is based on healing

The military is run by other people

The Church is run by God

 

The peons in the Church

Are what they call enlisted in the military

In the military most are treated like slaves

Whereas in the Church they are treated as friends

 

The military is severe in punishment

The Church is all about forgiveness

The military mission is to kill and destroy

The mission of the Church is to teach peace

 

The military expects everything of you

Christ has taken on the weight of the world

The military exploits what you already know

Christ gives you gifts for Church service

 

Christians go to church because they choose to

People join the military because they are tricked

And then they are not allowed to leave

 

The Church and the military both teach sacrifice

But the Church also teaches reciprocity

The Church asks you to serve

But also offer services for you

 

The military instills great values in soldiers

Humility and sacrifice are essential

But the same applies to everyone

Others should choose to serve you too

To have a positive community

 

We need balance and be mutually

Kind to each other

The world is selfish and self-centered

 

Our entire government and economy

Are based on individuality

At the expense of the group

The military is based on teamwork

At the expense of the individual

 

The military and the world are so sarcastic

Not in humor but in outlook and ideology

The military and the world

Are both out of balance and one sided

 

The Church teaches equality and balance

The world is full of anger

But the Church is supposed to

Serve our enemies

 

God executes His judgment and punishment

In His time, place, and methods

And by His own hand

The Church does not serve this role

 

One of the big problems internationally

Is the cycle of revenge throughout history

One group persecutes another

Then the reverse happens later

When the second group gains power

 

Forgiveness is the answer to revenge

It all come down to attitude

 

We start with the world's attitude

Where we only see things

From our point of view

Later we see things

From others' point of view

 

In order to be happy

We need to see things

From God's point of view

 

For many people

The Church and the military

Are similar in nature and temperament

Both involve being

Selfless and disciplined

 

The problem with this is

We need balance in life

It is true God wants us

To care about others

But God and His Church

Care about us as well

 

Just as Christian spouses are

To love and serve each other

So Christ and the Church

Love and serve each other as well

 

Both the military and the Church

Are both sincere and well intentioned

The military has to do things

No one should want to do to another

The Church is tasked with

Doing things we all know we should

 

The Church has a positive role in the world

Because it is based on peace and healing

The military is tasked with hurting others

And themselves in the process

So that entitled people benefit

Without doing any work to help

 

The Church is dependent on

Every member working together

And Christ gives gifts specifically for

Use in His Church

 

If we really love God

We show it in action

If we are really committed to Christ

We should help with His Church

 

Society today is all about talk

With no real change

The Church is not satisfied

With things as they are

 

Whether they like it or not

Christians are being forced

To make a deliberate and long term choice

If they want to be violent or peaceful

To forgive or condemn others

 

The question boils down to this

Do you trust that God

Has a better plan

Than you or the world do

 

If so we need to fight the culture

We need to change this me first attitude

 

Following God actually reduces stress

For most of us these means

Giving up distractions and busy work

Which we might enjoy immensely

 

But God is definitely worth it

It is like trading in your trash

And getting gold in return

Truth and Trust

 

Our society has given up on truth

Finding it easier to lie and deceive

We have taken the easy route

We need more discipline and respect

 

Our world is about to go under

And it is about fraud more than anything

People do not want anything

To do with other people

Because of scams

 

People are worried about using technology

Or meeting other people or buying things

As so many people

Want to get rich quick

 

We cannot just accept this as part of life

Our country is based on greed to a degree

But when everyone scams everyone

The whole system collapses

 

The Internet has made crime too easy

As it has made everything else too easy as well

Part of it is harder to make money

Part of it is we are addicted to money

 

Many people cannot accept being comfortable

They want to be fabulously wealthy

Or they will accept having nothing

It is very much a poverty and prison mentality

Everyone is fighting for scraps

 

Everyone believes this will solve their problems

It is like people who are addicts

Just want more of their drug of choice

How do we get people to stop this kind of thinking

 

We need to convince each other

To spend more time with God

We need wisdom and self control

Something we very much need God for

 

But also we need to continue to choose

And make an effort to fight this

It will take time and not be easy

 

I pray God will make a way forward

Obvious to everyone

And illuminate our paths

So that we may have discernment

And know what is true

And what are merely lies

 

With our increased power via technology

We need to get our society under control

Not by laws and punishment alone

We need to get people to want to change

 

Some of this will take time

But we can start with prayer

As we have limited to no ability

To change anyone else's mind

 

We need to start with our own lives

And live lives of truth and wisdom

We need to stop depending on

Technology alone to protect us

 

We need to be responsible in everything

Ultimately we need to bring our fears to God

The one thing we can be sure of in life

Is that we did not come out of nowhere

God created us

 

Most people believe in Christ enough

To adopt some of His ideas

Why not then adopt them all

 

If we do not get this under control

We will no longer have technology

But maybe that is the point

 

I wonder if the end goal of organized hacking

Is to bring down the world

After all the Internet in its organization

And its governance literally is an anarchy

 

Most security is now done by technology

By a combination of encryption

Which means information is scrambled

Without the correct code

Limiting what both you and the hacker

Are allowed to do

And the third is to have layers of security

 

Currently we have an internet security problem

Where we once had a Microsoft security problem

One of the biggest problems in security today

Is we have little control over our data

 

We cannot dictate to other companies

Who hold our data

To take reasonable precautions

To protect our data

 

Another problem is there are too many features

Especially in web browsers

And they can run code from anywhere

 

These two thing stifle competition

No one can make a new browser

Because of their present complexity

And security is so bad

People will not trust anyone

Who is not a giant corporation

 

Some people say the solution is Bitcoin

But it is very easy to steal

And like the Internet

Its effective security and anonymity

Are ineffective in a practical sense

 

The big reason so much crime

Happens on the Internet

Is America has raised a generation of hackers

Hacking is considered cool amongst teenagers

And our government has used it so much

That now the other countries are using it too

 

Obviously government does not care enough

Or know enough to fix these problems

And technology solutions

Have limited effectiveness

As most benefit hacking as much as security

 

Much of this is out of our control

But God is available to us

He is a much bigger force in the world

He can and will bring about change

Although in His time and by His methods

 

We should always pray to God

When we need discernment for anything

And this warrants much prayer

We need to wait upon the Lord

He will bring a way forward

 

No one even dreamed of who Christ would be

Or what He would do

Or what that would change

For thousands of years

 

And yet many still followed Him anyway

That is real faith

What this requires is prayer