Uniting and Dividing the World
As the football world cup nears, the pages of the newspaper present two contrasting moods. The sports pages reflect a mood of celebration while the news on terrorism around the world present a grim picture.
In these times of blood and gore, sports act as a perfect mean to take our minds off and immerse ourselves into something more "passionate",in the proper sense of the term.
Football is a religion. Players play for their teams irrespective of what background they come from. As for the Gods, just wait to see them in action in South Africa soon.Terrorism , on the other hand, is wrongly driven by religion. Terrorists definitely do not have any religion because no religion would preach people to take guns in their hands and shoot people around.If you want to shoot, try shooting the ball into the goal.
Yes, David Beckham and Michael Ballack are definitely 'casualties' as they have been knocked out of the World Cup due to their injuries, and they would surely be missed.But then, they would be back to playing the game in the near future hopefully. This is nothing as compared to the daily casualties of terrorism, which are much more gruesome and somewhat intentional by these groups of misdirected people. It is something unpardonable and something which could have been avoided.
PASSION ...AND THE FIGHT
The real fight should be there on the field. Not the Battlefield, but the sporting field. Yes, there are headbutts and tackles in football as well. That's passion for you, because they play to win , wearing their hearts on their sleeves. Killing innocents is an act of cowardice . Culminating lives won't let these so-called servants of 'whatever' redeem themselves and get glorified in the eyes of the world.
So here's hoping that the coming month and the future at large would let us forget the bloodshed and ease the pain all over the world. Rejoice in the beautiful game . Rejoice in life.