When we can't clean up the mess we made...
by, May 31st 2010 at 02:19 AM (755 Views)
I was reading a news article earlier today which once again reaffirmed how fallible we human beings are. How wrong the atheist and the humanist are in wanting to credit ourselves for all of 'man's great accomplishments'. That only seems to work if you look at things we actually do well at...but always, eventually we mess things up and never just a little bit, but grandly.
Now thousands upon thousands of birds, and sea creatures are dying...men's lively hoods are destroyed. Husbands and fathers that depended on the life in the sea to support their families...is gone. Even the tiniest microscopic organisms that no one can see that supports the ecosystem in the ocean is being wiped out because we thought, we could do it on our own.
No one knows how bad this is going to get because the oil is still spewing out. The depths of the disaster makes it extremely hard to just plug the hole. No human being can just swim down their and take care of it hands on. Its worse then trying to fix something in outer space.
A little from the article:
After fix fail, a dispiriting summer of oil, anger
By TED ANTHONY and MARY FOSTER, Associated Press Writers Ted Anthony And Mary Foster, Associated Press Writers – 46 mins ago
BOOTHVILLE, La. – There is still a hole in the Earth, crude oil is still spewing from it and there is still, excruciatingly, no end in sight. After trying and trying again, one of the world's largest corporations, backed and pushed by the world's most powerful government, can't stop the runaway gusher.
Doesn't that just scream 'human being fail big time?' It does to me. Yet no matter how bad things get people will still refuse to ask the one that created this earth...and the oil..for help.
Though many are praying...and that is good. But still how bad do things have to get before the mighty 'bow the knee'?
"We failed to wrestle this beast to the ground," said BP Managing Director Bob Dudley, doing the rounds of the Sunday talk shows.
Interesting choice of words.
Perhaps most alarming of all, 40 days and 40 nights after the Deepwater Horizon blew up and began the underwater deluge, hurricane season is at hand. It brings the horrifying possibility of wind-whipped, oil-soaked waves and water spinning ashore and coating areas much further inland. Imagine Katrina plus oil spill.
By this point in the article I am wondering if this is all coming to the writers in a subconscious level or if they have possibly read the bible a few times?
On its own, the spill is already the worst in American history — worse, even, than the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster. It has released between 18 million and 40 million gallons of oil into the Gulf, according to government estimates that are, like all numbers involved in this brouhaha, subject to vigorous debate.
At some point — the widespread debut of the BP "spillcam" is as good a delineation point as any — this tipped, in the national conversation, from a destructive event into a calamitous, open-ended saga. And for the bruised and cantankerous American psyche, it could not come at a worse time.
Fear is afoot everywhere, and polarization prevails. Faith in institutions — corporations, government, the media — is down. Americans are angry, and they long ago grew accustomed to expecting the resolution of problems in very short order, even if reality rarely works that way.
This is the sort of thing that makes or breaks corporation...even President's careers, but to those directly affected by this..who cares. Its these people we need to be the most concerned about...to pray for and as one pastor said in this article:
"The oil spill is part of prophecy," said Turner, the Louisiana minister. "The Bible prophesized hardships. If we believe the word of God is true — and we do — we also know that in addition to prophecying hardships he promised to take care of us."
True. Jesus clearly says we will go through trials and tribulations..
33 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Because we/they (depending on your point of view), insist on using oil instead of finding other ways...this is how things end up. I realize the regular person really has no choice about what they use..like me. I use what is available. Its not that I want to use something that could cause a major disaster like this..
Maybe, finally after all of this, the government and corporation and those stifling newer ways of getting energy...safer ways for sure, the strangle hold of them will be removed..so they can move forward. We could have had new resources ages ago but I firmly believe the oil companies and others saw these new ideas as competition and blocked them..at the very least slowed them down.
When I was a kid I fully expected to see Hovercraft by the year 2000 instead of boring old cars, and injections given like on Star Trek.instead of those primitive painful needles. What happened? We started out great then seemed to be moving in tar on newer things (except when it comes to 'entertainment' items...those can't seem to come out fast enough )
During the last huge gas increase which damaged this country badly economically...just before the housing bubble popped, people were coming up with all sorts of great ideas for energy. Wonderful creative ideas. This is what this country was founded on. Idea's. America grew by leaps and bounds because people (that came from all over the world I might add), were free to use their creativity and imaginations and what we called then, the American dream, was possible.
Sadly over time the American dream was greatly down graded to nothing more then being able to own a big house and have several cars and make a bunch of money. But initially that wasn't the American dream. It was literally...to be able to dream...and make those inventions comes true. Making a better life for everyone. It wasn't about being self serving. It was about serving others...
I pray...we can get back to those early America principles...something well...Jesus taught. To care for each other.