Sunday, 30 December 2007
THE CREATION - REALLY SO GOOD?
In the first pages of the Bible - the Genesis - the creation of everything is being explained as if it all happened in six days.
Each day ends with the words "God saw that it was good". And at the end of the sixth day - marking the end of the creation - He he even said: "God saw all that he had made and behold, it was very good".
Well, I do not agree with that and try to explain why.
Looking around and looking up at the sky, night or day, one must admit: everything works smoothly. But it is far from being optimized. I mean we all live in a kind of crocodile creation. Mister Big feeds on Mister Small. That goes for ants and for cats and especially for us, you and me.
If you can, you devour those who cannot help it without having much qualms about it. Eaten or being eaten: that is the motor of all that is living, crawling and growing on Mother Earth.
And if you look up at the sky, at those stars sparkling so peacefully above, the same script prevails. There are those black holes gobbling up everything in the vicinity. And even our sun will not warm us dutifully for ever. In some billion years she will explode and roast the whole system. No mercy here either.
That's what I call the crocodile creation. It works, true, but only at the price of immense suffering at absolutely all levels.