Friday, April 08, 2016

So ... About God



In general, I am not a big believer in God.
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Definitely not "God" as presented by Jihadi terrorists, raping Priests or the Governors of North Carolina and Mississippi.
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But stop for a minute and look at this planet - the world - this amazing rock we live on hurdling through space.  Well, looking at this beauty in the mist of, truly - the vacuum of space, it is objectively hard not to believe in God, at least a little.
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AND, the ability of that planet to recover from humans actions - to date - makes the world even more of a gift.
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I say this because I recently read an argument that man made climate change is not a problem because God gave man dominion over the Earth.  Okay, let's say that is true.   That doesn't mean you have to screw it up.  If I bought a car and then drove it at 80 miles an hour at a cliffside - I have "dominion to do that", but it doesn't make it a very smart thing to do.
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This world is, at least, amazing and fragile.  At most, a true gift from God.  Let's not screw the pooch here.
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