The power to do good, or ill, lies within us all. Everyday it is a choice to do so.
I believe in loving all people, whether they be Atheist, Jew, Muslim, white, black, etc etc. What we believe in religiously, economically, politically, socially, is irrelevant. What matters is helping others because they are Human, and that means they are family and deserve our love and affection.
Governments and those in power may try to dictate what is right and wrong, but at the end of the day it lies more with the people. Remember how many people championed against slavery? For Equal rights for women and those of color? For Gay rights? Those things came about because people wanted them. Enough people saw how much the old policies caused pain and suffering, and we wanted to change that.
People today have shut themselves off, become too cold and cynical. We laugh at others and look at them as if inferior because they aren't us, when instead we should want to learn from them and see how they view life. I cant tell you how many times ive been insulted and mocked because I let it slip I go to church and pray to God sometimes. But I don't hate all Atheists just because a few of them insulted me, treated me as if I was an idiot. I know there are many good people who are atheists. Im dating one now, who is the kindest, most loving man I have ever met and who accepts my faith and loves me all the more for being my own person.
I love all mankind, for the moment we are born we are born with love and goodness in our hearts. Hate is something that has to be taught, it is a learned behavior, unless children are told to hate, they will still happily play together no matter the difference. If we were all this way, peace would be something achievable, but it isn't so. There will always be those who sow hate and violence to gain power. Look at ISIS, look at North Korea, the countless warlords in Africa taking child soldiers.
It is those people we must fight, to put them away, to build a beter world to work on building a bright future that it makes heaven on earth. Its possible because everyday people all over work to make it happen. With the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and coubtless other groups, That's how we determine what is right and what is wrong, by seeing what causes pain and what helps others, and choosing to act upon it.
Will World Peace ever happen? Probably not, there will be a lack of resources, money, education and they will need a scapegoat for their problems and it will lead to violence and ignorance and the cycle of suffering will continue on. But does that mean we should give up? Never. So long as people continued to devout their time to helping others and accepting them for their differences, instead of shunning them because of them, we will continue to make progress....and who knows....maybe a thousand years from now, it will be an age of true peace and love and those who worked to make it happen will be looked upon as heroes not because they did it to be famous, but because they listened to their hearts and did what was right.
Is it abit naiive? Probably, but if we were all naiive, maybe wed all have more smiles.