For the last many units of time, I have been waking up to lousy ‘news’. Alright, people in general quip that news is always bad and that is why the story made it to the headlines in the first place! Some stories are great, such as so-and-so breaking a meaningful record in a track and field event.
The lousy news that has greeted me numerous times are those about extremist bombings and/or gun attacks. Numerous lives have been lost in these events.
It is hard to argue that there must be a God out there. Since the time of Star Trek (my idol was the highly rational half Martian Mr. Spock), many phenomena can be supported by ‘logic’. This idea of ‘God’ defies logic. However, it also defies logic to rule out that there is this entity called GOD. I am not talking about god(s), I am talking about THE God.
Well, who is HE? Different people at different times in the history of mankind have different interpretations. Let us not forget that mankind is not limited to homo sapiens on planet earth as this vast universe has more than millions of galaxies and solar systems. We simply cannot confirm that we are the only and lonely ones in existence… (but that is another topic or write up…) In addition, the history of mankind on this little planet earth (that we know of) is minute with respect to the scale of time of this universe that we marginally understand, IMHO.
Some people follow the practice of being vegan. Science has shown that meat consumption is generally less healthy. It is also more environmentally destructive to farm animals for food. Without any big theory, we know that if we keep destroying our little star – we are dead in either this generation or the next…
No matter which system of belief that one choses and what the practices are, ultimately there is a nice effect – the population would be organized. This implies that when a given population lives in compliance to a certain set of rules or beliefs that are not disruptive. The end result is peace and harmony.
On the other hand, some belief systems command adherents not to consume animal blood. Nowadays we know that animal blood may carry many diseases, from parasitic infections to lung diseases and more. So the abstention of blood products consumption is a simple method of ensuring public health maintenance.
The examples above showed our belief systems bring a nice net result: the preservation of our species. Continuity of species is part of the basic biology of any living forms, regardless of which universe we are talking about!!
Sadly those unpleasant attacks that have been making the news have achieved none of the above… those lousy attacks are definitely only the acts of lousy homo sapiens.