Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The End is Nigh ...

As much as I'd love to say "you're full of shit" when you tell me the end is nigh, I know it will do no good so I keep quiet.

With the planet going thru some drastic changes due to our polluting and abuse of the entire ecosystem, we are seeing some drastic results. However no one I knew locally really talked about it - until now.

They were busy trying to figure out how to make enough money to put gas in their cars, or food on their table. And just normal day-to-day life things. But recently now that these changes to the Earth are hitting more close to home, I have heard more than a few people speak in disbelief of these apparent events they are experiencing. And in the face of these changes, I've heard more than a few of them say something that this might be "the end of days".

This troubles me, deeply. I dont want this to be an anti-religion rant and I'm not questioning anyone's faith or belief here ... what troubles me is that this "oh well it's all going to end" attitude. More than a few people I know think like this and do nothing to try to change their day-to-day behaviors. They take no action to reduce, recycle or reuse and are fine with continuing to live the same way and just figure God's clicked on shutdown and there's no changing it so you might as well go out big.

That's a dangerous way to think. No one (well maybe Joel) can argue that everyday our behavior and consumption is destroying the lives and connections throughout the whole global ecosystem and that we are ultimately linked to all of that and thus we are hurting ourselves.

So if you think that one day God will start the end process, please do the rest of us a favor and still recycle and use less power and work towards helping our planet out. He's going to end the world anyway when he wants to and so far I havent heard any angel's sounding the trumpet, so it's a pretty safe bet that this isnt it. And even if it is, there will still be a lot of us left down here when it's all over and I dont want to deal with your garbage.