A useless activity. Here we go: The
most useless activity right
now, at least in our country, seems to be any attempt at moving people from the
expressed or subliminal belief, that in the end God will provide the answers to
all of our problems. At least one
astute commentator has pointed out that perhaps the main reason that
environmental issues played not part in the last election is that a majority of
the people in this country take the Bible literally, including belief in the
rapture, when, as the Jews all go up in flames, every good Christian’s problems
will be solved, and the earth will probe to be a place of endless bounty for
all who have passed the test. Even
if people are not that extreme, how else to explain our inability to stop the
environmental waste and degradation?
We have the means, just not the will.
Try talking to these folks.
I have. I used
to let the Jehovah’s Witnesses in the house just to have these
conversations. Needless to say, if
I were to state that there is pretty good evidence that the earth is more than
5,000 years old, they would smile and point to the passage in scripture where
it says it is not. It is useless
talking to these people.
think shoveling sand is useless, or
tying knots all day, or painting a house even though you know that it will have
to be done again in 5 years. Most
tedious labor is good. A kid
trying to fill in the ocean with sand at the beach is certainly not engaged in
a useless activity. But telling
someone that the gas burning in their Hummer came from Saudi Arabia and then
trying to get them to connect the dots between the Hummer, Bush, and Bin
that is a useless
least it has
suppose we must try