Sunday, August 18, 2019

Are We Having An Old Testament Moment?

A few weeks back massive swarms of grasshoppers (aka. locusts)  invaded Las Vegas (sin city), I could not help and wonder, whether we were having an Old Testament moment. In others words, A POX of plagues, pestilence, locusts, fires, floods, winds, and other environmental catastrophes have been unleashed upon us (humankind) because we have not been living by God's laws.

We certainly have had our fill of environmental disasters wrought by climate change.

Report--Climate Change is an Existential Threat to Humankind

Civilization-Collapsing Megadroughts of Medieval Times Could Be in Store for a Warming Earth

Climate Change Really is Causing California’s Raging Wildfires

Climate crisis already causing deaths and childhood stunting, report reveals

Animals failing to adapt to speed of climate crisis, study finds .

Could the cause of our current environmental calamities as the bible teaches be the result of our inhumanity, cruelty, selfishness, violence, war and the like?

To some in our modern scienfiic world this sounds like lunacy.

Not for me.

I am an adherent of Advaita Vendanta; that we live in a sea consciousness and that all is consciousness. The world as we see it is an illusion, Maya. That there is a greater reality behind it--everyone and everything. It is all God.

You could call Vedanta a form of pantheism, everything is living and has a spirit ( for example see,The Eastern Hermetic School of Geomancy). So when we harm someone else we effectively harm God and ourselves, because everything is God. 

"When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence." Jeremiah 14.12

Politicians serve for personal plunder and defy the will of the people; wealth inequality has never been greater; we treat the alien as the other; while we "don't sell the poor for a pair of sandal"poverty, hunger and homelessness are still prevalent.

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