Will We Deserve It?
Humans, since the beginning of knowledge, have searched for the meaning in everything. For some reason, we seem to think there's a reason for why things happen the way they do.
Blaise Pascal wrote: Human things must be known to be loved: but Divine things must be loved to be known.
We have always put a god in position to try to explain the unexplainable. Let's call it a human frailty. Our psyche is still so close to the animal from which we evolved that we need to feel protected, loved and, most importantly, to NOT be responsible.
We attribute everything that seems evil to one god or another. The recent tornado that hit Oklahoma is a case in point. Everything from 'God works in mysterious ways', which is only a little bizarre, to Alex Jones' truly incredulous claim that our own government has a weapon to control the weather, was bandied about in an attempt to assuage our uncertainty.
The Black Plague was a judgment from God. The tsunami in 2004 was a punishment from God for everything from not praying enough to the LGTB movement.
When we're born, we are totally dependent upon others to take care of us. And, until we're old enough to take care of ourselves, we stay that way. Somewhere, buried very deeply, that need to be coddled never goes away. Hence, gods.
But, all is not lost. I see hope for humanity. I see the dying gasps of religion on the trash heap of childish things. If, and that's a very big, IF we can get past the 'blasphemy' of denying all gods, we can begin to grow up and realize that awful things happen just because. We will begin to see that good things happen just because.
How we deal with the awful things will determine whether we deserve the good things. Let's stop loving the unknowns and understand them for what they are: Unanswered Questions
Walk the Path in Grace