Friday, November 6, 2009

Knowing Too Much Can Cause One To Become Inhuman

All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
"Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
There is no remembrance of men of old,
and even those who are yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow.
Ecclesiastes 1:8-11

The Earth is estimated to be around 4.5 billion years old. The universe to be around 14 billion years old. There could be as many as several hundred billion galaxies in a universe that is getting larger all the time. There have been as many as 100 billion people who have lived on Earth at some point. There are laws of gravity, the speed of light and rotation of the planets.

Then you turn around and realize that there are also atoms, nucleus, and cells, viruses, germs and other micro-organisms. Truly the natural existence of ourselves and what world, galaxy and universe are a wonder even to the most skeptical.

In the overall scheme of things, humans are micro-organisms, nations are specks of dusts and planets are marbles in some cases, tennis balls in others and maybe in Jupiter's case, a basketball.

Understandably, many of us are upset about what happened on November 5. But isn't that true every other day? We live in an age of instant although not always accurate information. On Facebook, I've witnessed status updates from people that even took me by surprise, removed a few people for crossing the line (and before this, I have only removed three people in the 18 months or so that I've had an account) and in no uncertain terms let it be known what I thought was going on too.

I am certainly not the same trusting individual that I was ten years ago when I gradually came to know what was pulling the strings on the affairs of the world. The strings being pulled by the likes of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and what not. I am absolutely convinced that what we are witnessing here is a satanic plot to usher in a one-world government. Some people think this is crazy talk and everyone is entitled to their opinion. But then I take a step back and ask myself: If Satan was going to destroy the Earth, it would have been done probably billions of years ago. My point being is that we are very limited in what we can see and what we know and what we can do.

Knowledge is a good thing when properly channeled and kept in its proper perspective. I do not understand why a loving God would allow evil to flourish instead of just wiping it out like wiping dust off a table. I do not know why God doesn't just end it all now. Why even bother with creation in the first place. Why couldn't we just all be created in Heaven and not have to deal with this world? Why would Jesus come to us as a baby in a cave and be laid to rest in a cave? Why couldn't we have superpowers? Again, we have limits. No matter how technologically advanced we are or how smart we become, we will always be limited from generation to generation.

So I have to remind myself that as a human being, a certain species, a Christian, a sinner, a man, a son, brother, perhaps in the future, a husband and/or father, that I am limited as all of us are. None of us will have all the answers, be able to fix all that ails us, completely eliminate our concerns, problems, struggles nor make everything perfect.

"The superman in the measure that his power increases, becomes himself poorer and poorer...
The more we become superman, the more we become inhuman." Albert Schweitzer

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