Friday, 4 December 2015

The End of the World as we Know it - Man and Bacteria and War

The contemptible acts man commits against himself, this constant taking of sides which in itself is an act of violence, beggars belief. Not only do we wage virtually a constant war upon ourselves slaughtering tens of thousands if not millions of our fellow man, we now inject antibiotics into animals the better to farm more meat. Our history is as dark as our future. Perhaps an unstoppable contagion is natures way of curing this planet of its most virulent disease.
 
I'd like to think not. I haven't the heart or stomach to condemn my brothers and sisters to such a fate but it does make you wonder doesn't it?
 
 




 

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Russell Cuts the Corn From The Brewers Whiskers.

4 comments:

masterymistery said...

I think the Law of the Conservation of Karma remains in force. In physics, Conservation of Energy is a Law that states that energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can only be changed from one form to another. Likewise, the Law of the Conservation of Karma says that justice (karma) cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change from one form to another.

In other words, everyone gets their just desserts, maybe not at the time or in the form anticipated, but at one stage or another, at one place or another, in one way or another. Everyone gets what’s coming to them, sooner or later, here or there, once or twice, in one lump or many.

That's the explanation for why good things happened to bad people and bad things happen to good people,. It's a simple explanation based on a simple question, "And then what happened?" In other words, the timing of the delivery of justice is not neccessarily in the control of the victim or perpetrator. But ultimately, it always arrives.

In a just universe, Justice will always be done. Maybe not immediately, or in the way that the perpetrator or the victim might expect, but ultimately and inevitably everyone gets their just desserts: A person who throws acid in the face of another can't escape the outcomes of their action. In fact, no-one --- sinner or saint --- can ever escape the outcomes of their actions.

And once again, Physics has something to say on this. As Newton's third law of Motion states, "To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." Perhaps that is the underlying meaning of "...an eye for an eye..."

Russell Duffy said...

I agree with all you say but Karma is not 'what comes around goes around.' It is the accruing of positive 'points' over negative. The more good you have the better your chances of finally attaining beyond heaven as heaven is just a way station. If I have misunderstood what you were saying concerning this point I apologise.

Yes, you are right. Every action has a co-opposite reaction. Death being the ultimate sanction. No one escapes that.

masterymistery said...

No there's nothing wrong with your understanding, we simply have different opinions on the "meaning"/content of a word/concept. So no need to apologise!
IMO the accruing of negative units of karma is as much a part of the process as accruing positive units. But I don't think there's any value judgment or value assignation involved, i.e. in terms of somehow choosing or preferring "good" vs "bad" or "right" vs "wrong", or vice versa. But rather just the operation of a value-neutral process in which certain outcomes emerge from certain activities/choices. Anyway, it's all just metaphysical claptrap! But it helps to pass the time...

Russell Duffy said...

LOL. Indeed it does.