Tuesday, June 12, 2007

If this doesn't boggle the mind, nothing will

If we destroy our planet or just ourselves, the universe won't give a shit. Just like we don't care about a random ant colony on the other side of the world.

Explain to me how our problems are supposed to be solved by talking to the sky? Clearly the sky is full and has infinitely greater things going on than our petty grievances or even than our legitimate concerns.

We only have one tiny part of the universe to use. If we're going to continue our existence, we need to stop relying on an invisible hand to bail us out of our own mistakes at the last minute and instead just fix things ourselves. Even if God does show up, He'll certainly be happier if we get our act together and behave like rational creatures than if we just make a mess and wait around for Him to clean it up. If He's up there, He is clearly busy.


N said...

I've seen this before, and it fascinates me to no end.

So yes, it amazes me that He would take time out of His busy schedule of universe building to be concerned with my life... How could I not be extremely grateful?

Great post! I appreciate the deep thoughts...

slouchmonkey said...

This reminds me of a speech performed by Danny Glover in the film "Grand Canyon." He explains the feeling he had sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon. It's very moving.

Manny said...

Do yourself a favor. Rent "Jesus Camp". Fah-rea-kee!