* the great WIIG4 religious debate continues.
here's some fuel for the fire: one of the major problems that i have with 'god' (at least in western religions) is that she seems so goddamn 'human centric.' i'd be more comfortable with the notion of 'god' if it was portrayed in the context of 'mother nature' or some such.
are humans the 'chosen species'? (with the apparent subset of 'the chosen ones'?) - if so, why? or does the ant kingdom also have it's Moses and stone tablets and subsequent mass murder and so on? daisies too? is it the same god in each case?
Kristof 'asks' (kinda) in his latest column " Why Won't God Heal the Amputees?" - i'd ask different questions: is god a humanist? does she favour humans over all others species on her planet? or are they all equal? and if they are all equal, given the extraordinarily adverse impact that humans have on all others, then the question shouldnt be " Why Won't God Heal the Amputees?" - but "Why won't god save all of the species that humans are 'genociding' every day by killing all the humans?"
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