reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Perhaps if you clarify your definition of divinity if would help. When you say this about earthworms:
they are physically designed
My definition of divinity is a state of perpetual love, contentment and creation, with a distinct lack of destructive force or desire to destroy.
I am not telling you this should be your definition, I am simply saying that by these very positive standards, we should perhaps examine earthworms as
a model of divinity...in principle, of course.
People do bad and people do excellent things. People take care of others. People give of their time and talent to make the world a better
place. People chose professions that save others, help advise and console others, find cure for diseases, etc..
I am sorry you see the world this way. Perhaps you are not aware of the societal programming that is evident in each generation...the tools employed
by the media and government-controlled boards that educate and guide each generation as its individual members come into their own path and power.
These tools have one purpose, consisting of hundreds of sectors working as a clock does to perform one simple task. Clocks tell time - we make
We help others out of religious concern. We help others, not for them, but for God, and Jesus, and for our own souls. We help others because
hopefully, they will eventually begin to give back to the government. We help others because that's what we encouraged to do, in order to maintain
the illusion that we are a respectful, stable society.
Do you give back more than you take? Do you try?
No. Why? Because I do not take much. You must take more than you need in order to give, and I take only what is required.
Is an earthworm self-less? No. Can an earthworm intentionally sacrifice for the good of others? No. Would an earthworm give its life for
others? Not willing.
An earthworm is not selfless because it is never provided an opportunity to be selfless. It is not created simply to die; it is created to live. And
in its life, it will aerate soil, nutrify the soil, nutrify the bacteria it ingests, and improve the condition of the soil it inhabits. Is a worm
required to sacrifice its life for the good of others?
Is sacrifice required of any of us?
The only reason sacrifice exists is because man has decided that death is a suitable offering for the powers it has determined are actively at work
within the world. In other words, sacrifice was mankind's desperate attempt to control fate. When we all work together and accept that each of us
commands our own life, and that we are all responsible, directly or indirectly, for the happiness of those we live with, we will no longer need
sacrifice. Sacrifice is a perversion of empathy.
Who says that an earthworm is willing to do anything? Willing implies choice, but where is the choice in a creature with limited capabilities. It is
physically designed for one course of action. Free will, once again, is an expression of our desperation to control fate.
Free will is a symptom of intelligence. I do not judge a worm by human standards, nor compare it with human ideals. I compare it with nature, with the
pure design and intention of life.
Worms do not need free will, for they are limited. They do not require sacrifice, for they do not desire to control fate. They are free of desire.
This is part of why they are, in my eyes, divine.