The recent Israel-Palestine conflict reminds us about the centuries of blood pooled in the "Holy Land" and one wonders why spiritual folks have shed so much blood in the name of God. I think that if God had a chance to edit the Bible, God might add a footnote to "thou shall not kill." The footnote might read something like, "thou shall never kill in my name or I'll deal with you myself! I am a creator, not a destroyer."
My intuition tells me that people will be hearing about wars in the Holy Land for centuries to come. If we really think about it, wouldn't Jesus be horrified? Wouldn't Jesus advise us to concentrate on loving one another and not killing over sacred lands? Wouldn't Jesus ask us to take a spiritual route rather than a material route? Wouldn't all spiritual leaders advocate the same path?
How can we avoid this constant bloodshed and loss of innocent life? I thought about history and I thought that separating warring factions often works. So, what if the United States invited Israel to move here? What if we invited Israel to become the 51st state or a territory or a sovereign nation in our midst, like the Vatican in Italy?
The whole world would benefit from such an arrangement. I know, I know, tons of opposition to this idea, but the idea comes from the heart and I have no ill feelings toward any group.