Some numnut Senator from Louisiana declared a national day of prayer recently to ask God to stop the oil spill. I guess its been long enough. If we cannot stop the leak ourselves then it's time for divine intervention. And while you are at it, 'GOD' (if that actually is your real name) I would like a pony. Hell give everyone a pony.
I bet I wake up tomorrow with the oil still leaking and no pony under my pillow. Damn that God fellow is unreliable. I thought that book of ancient middle eastern fairy tales was the literal truth. In that book, God intervened in the affairs of man all the time. Once he even caused a flood that killed everything (including the dinosaurs) because he was just pissed off.
So is his inaction (and I totally am predicting here that the spill will not be stopped by some supernatural being just willing it to stop - call me a skeptic) more punishment for the bad things we do? Those guys over there with all the guns and bibles tell me he really exists. If that is so then we surely have let Him down and deserve what we are getting.
Certainly, however, the birds and sea creatures that are being killed because of this leak did nothing to upset God the way we mortals do all the time. Why are they being punished? Must be that Leviticus thing where He doesn't want me to eat gay shrimp and is helping me by killing off all the shrimp in the Gulf.
All I can conclude from his failure is that he IS all powerful but he is just a dick. Even if all of us collectively bought into the bullshit balloon juice of religion and asked him ON MASSE to fix the problem (just this ONE little problem - you can still let us do wars and commit other atrocities on our fellow man) he will still have better things to do than even respond.
"Now you will tell me he DID respond but the answer was NO on the oil but YES on the Lakers winning the NBA Championship. All you LA fans should have asked for some cleanup help while you were bugging Him to help Kobie miss less free throws.
So I beg those of you who 'religion' gives some comfort to - please look at how prayer and putting the job of fixing this world into the hands of something that is imaginary does nothing but make you self righteous and keeps you from getting off your ass and helping the rest of us do what is right.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.