-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Is Humanity Worth It? Are They Worth Saving?

If we can believe that the Bible and other histories, legends, stories and myths are indeed true there was a great flood, however it happened. The why is easier as many of those histories come right out and say it, God was determined to destroy humanity.
The story goes that the first man or we might say modern man ie homo sapiens was Adam and the first modern woman was Eve. After a rough start they were introduced into the world, this world. But not necessarily as we know it, because we don't know when, possibly when the world consisted of  just one large continent, maybe later, maybe earlier, we don't know. Adam had sons, and probably daughters. I'm sure there was probably incest and intermarriage, if there was marriage. Some have put forth a theory that modern man, and woman, existed simultaneously with the previous version cro magnon, and intermarriage between cro magnon and modern human was if not common it wasn't uncommon. Possibly, if true, this was a part of the problem. But not the whole problem, because man was evil right out of the box, no pun intended, as of Adams first two sons, one killed the other, a sign of what was to come, I think. Cain killed Abel and showed absolutely no remorse, just fear that he was caught, just like most, if not all, murderers in our own time. As time passed and humanity multiplied it got worse. Mankind became evil, indulging in practices that were so bad, so evil, so disgusting that even God said "eugh." For that reason God decided that humanity had to go. Time to start over, re-terraform the Earth and try again. The method was to be a flood that would drown the whole of mankind.
But, it didn't work. Why didn't it work you ask? It was God's plan after all. Well, somehow, there are many versions, word got out. Let's go with Noah, he found out, as some versions go, from God (he ratted himself out) who told Noah what was going to happen, when, and to build a ship an ark. He was to save himself, his family and their families and two of each, male and female, of all "lower" beings upon the earth.
Now you see why it didn't work. Mankind as descended from Adam was so evil and disgusting that the only answer was that they be destroyed. But they weren't, since Noah and his progeny was descended from Adam and they survived and their descendants moved into the future, over time into our present, the evil mankind that God was determined to destroy by drowning, are us. We are descended from Noan who was descended from Adam, and therefore we are descended from Adam, and are a new and continuing part of the evil humanity that was destroyed, but not, as it turned out.  If you have doubts, look around you, look into your heart.
To answer my question, no we aren't. Humanity aside from those exceptions, like Gandhi or Mother Teresa, has been killing each other since day one, and when not killing each other we're killing or destroying everything else.

Lee Murray

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