reply to post by Netchicken
Evil is on Earth, everywhere we look. Because we fail to act to change it...we foster it instead...The only way that evil can thrive is for good men
and women to do nothing...His inaction deserved judgment by his peers, and thank God it was his peers, it gives me hope that many of those in his line
of work would have helped, not just attempted to selfishly profit. I cannot imagine how he did nothing...safeguards against catching illness are not
complicated for short term contact...while I am sure they'd advise against sharing meals, grooming tools, clothing, kisses, hand holding without hand
washing frequently, simple measures would have eliminated any danger of his contracting a disease he wasn't already inoculated against (as is
required in areas with commonly contracted disease)I only learned about his failure to act in her behalf this moment, it is unfathomable to me that he
left that baby lying with her precious face in the dirt waiting to be eaten alive by a giant bird that must have terrified her, all children are
afraid of being "eaten up" by things, even if that hadn't been the intent of the bird, she'd have believed it was, it must have been utterly
terrifying thus beyond cruel to do more than immediately snap a photo and shoo the bird as he rescued the child.
No we can't save them all, but its criminal not to save those that we can..he could have saved that one...Christ himself said that every little thing
we do for those in need, we do for Him, in the same sense as if we had in fact, in the case of a child carried to a source of nourishment, hydration
or safety, carried Him personally to nourishment, hydration and safety. For those lacking a spiritual belief similar to my own, perhaps the
photographer could have redeemed himself in terms of ethics/morals (which apply to everyone) with a pair of gloves, a cotton mask and a heart that
pitied someone other than himself. Suicide is never the way, but in this case, it isn't hard to understand and even gives one hope that it means that
he really did care after all...and not just about the consequences to his own life but to what it cost that tiny helpless kitten of a child...with
enough will yet to live that her tiny heart survived the terror of a vulture hovering over her for near a half hour while the photographer secured his
prize then left the vulture to secure its meal.
If there is a God, and I believe there is, then I think maybe He cried that day.