There's no reason for these disasters, nor are they fair. There's no God determining where they happen. This is what happens on earth. Chaos and
destruction. Natural selection.
When it rains and floods an ant hill, do the ants ask "Why God? Why did you do this?" What about when the wind kicks up or a twig snaps and a baby
bird falls from its nest? What does the mother say when she helplessly watches? Does the baby bird even know what's going on?
Nature does what nature does. We either have answers or we don't. But we're always anthropomorphizing these disasters. Maybe when we can't stop them,
we turn to religion.
On hte plus side, we're more capable now than we were 50,000 years ago. Somebody who has the money and knowledge can live more comfortably now than at
anytime in history. We're about to enter space commercially and probably commence mining either the moon or some odd asteroid. I don't think it'll be
long before we're living everywhere: underground, surface, ocean, atmosphere, moon, asteroid, spaceship, etc. By spreading ourselves out, we ensure
But nature always will kill and kill and kill. That's what it does. Natural selection. Nobody is immune to it. You only survive by the skin of your
teeth and by the network you form with others.
It's easier to believe there's a God watching over us than to believe there's nothing. What a cruel universe it would be without some sort of divine
justice, right? But that's life, sir (or miss). Did you ever stop and think about all the animals and bugs and bacterium and amoeba that die every
day? Is it divine justice that this vast death orgasm visits us every day and never misses a beat?
Japan, ironically, is now more prepared than anybody else for earthquakes. I know it's a weird logic, but this hardship Japan is experiencing is
making it stronger IF it learns. They have many hardships. Let alone that they got involved in WWII. Or that they live on islands. Or that their
reproduction rate is low. Or that they have to import so many of the things they need. All of these factors could be signs of a nation that's
crumbling. Or they could be signs of a nation that's getting stronger.
Half-full or half-empty? Only the future knows. Those pesky hidden variables.
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