What do you think of this? Sad but true or somthing else?

Children Learn What They Live

If a child lives with hatred he learns to hate.

If a child lives with hostility he learns to fight.

If a child lives with torture he learns to be cruel.

If a child lives with terror he learns to terrorise.

If a child lives with oppression he learns to be subversive.

If a child lives under military occupation and lives every day of his life in fear of his life.......

he grows up to be a suicide bomber

al intiSaar lil intifaaDa

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  • Tommy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    I think it accounts for some things but blames everything on ones environment and a tit for tat response. You can cover most of this by saying that if a child grows up in ignorance he tends to stay ignorant and is an easy subject to manipulate.

    The Bin Laden family lives a wealthy, civilized and educated existence. Did they terrorize little Osama so that he grew up to be a killer and a terrorist? I don't think so.

    Was Saddam Hussein tortured as a child. Were his sons tortured or oppressed or suppressed?

    Children react differently to terrible situations. Some will run, some will try to hide, some will be broken in spirit, some will become hatefull. None respond by bundling high tech explosives and blowing themselves up unless some adults show them how.

    For example the Hamas Web site El-Fateh.net for kids appeals to young children to die for the cause. Children respond from all over. Here they are introduced by adults to propaganda. If you cannot read the El-Fateh page go to ADL.org. You will find an English article on the latest Hamas kids Web site.

    The child does what he does not because of what he lives; but because of what he is trained up to be, If trained up in an atmosphere of hatred and lawlessness; the child will be hatefull and lawless. Most of us can overcome even war conditions; but few can overcome the training received from parents, elders and peers.

  • mike g
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Not 100% true there are exceptions but few. In religeous circles the exceptions are called prophets. They are seldom respected in life because they speak aginst the status qou and die as martyrs at the hands of others. In a society that your choice is to die for peace at someone elses hand or die for hatred at your own hand too many people want to be incontrol of their own destiny and choose hatred.

    The best know Christian Bible verse is the shortest "Jesus wept." Truer wrords have never been writen. I believe, God, Jesus, Moses, THe Prophets, Allah and all of heaven weep every day as they watch us take lessons meant to teach us peace and tolerance and turn them as instruments of hate raising generation after generation to follow our evil ways.

    Shall we all pray as our belief systems instruct for God to reign in our lives and love to break out around the world.

  • 1 decade ago

    Thus bringing up the life long question of nature vs nurture. Are we the way we are because of our environment or because of an ingrained personality. I tend to think it's a little of both.

  • 1 decade ago

    And he dies and gets to have 72 virgins and all the blood is back on him again. you want your baby to grow up in your kind of world well then go back to your land and teach your child hate and Allah and evil.........then you will see your child die before your eyes for 72 virgins and what do the woman get when they blow themselves up 72 virgins to get pounce on.......oh help me to understand is it all worth that......your Allah has blinded you with the truth and you will also blind your own child .so take off your blinders and see Jesus came to show you the truth and the way for He is the way and the Truth and has come to set you free and He loves you with and everlasting love.....only wants the best for you and your beautiful baby......GOD JESUS bless you and your family love Suzi

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  • 1 decade ago

    If a child lives and is taught by ignorant people, he will also be ignorant and spread that ignorance to not only those around him, but his children as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sometimes, yes, and it is a sad thing. But they should learn how to overcome it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, ya know, our church has this on the marquee: A child brought up in church is seldom brought up in court.

  • 1 decade ago

    sounds sad but true, exept for the bomber

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree does it?

  • 1 decade ago

    Wow - pretty good reasons to not be a Muslim.

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