And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis, chapter 1, verse 26.
The King James Bible
TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORGINAL TONGUES AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED BY HIS MAJISTY’S SPECIAL COMMAND.
APPOINTED TO BE READ IN CHURCHES
dominion (noun) 1. sovereignty; control
The English Oxford Dictionary
I remember a quote from a campy old episode of Adventures of Hercules: “Denial is more than a river in Egypt.”
I love that quote.
But I’m damned sick and tired of your denial.
“Que sera sera” my sorry arse. I’m sick of the out right laziness and mental lassitude. I’m sick of the lethargy and the indolence. I’m sick of your excuses.
And you see, it’s not in God’s hands. It’s in yours. Your Bible tells you so.
And I’m sure your God isn’t all that happy with you rejecting responsibility and putting it back on Him.
Most of you hate Al Gore more than you do Exxon-Mobile, Shell, Chevron, BP, et al. Seriously! Do you understand that? Because I sure as hell don’t.
Is there anything more irritating than reasoning that isn’t reasonable? Is there anything more irritating than adults who refuse to take responsibility for their actions? Is there anything more irritating than taking it out on the messenger and the message rather than the cause?
And you have children for Christ’s sakes.
Nice. What kind of world are you leaving for them?
What happened to you? And who in the hell are you people and where in the hell did you come from? Who raised you?
Remember the Great Generation who endured the Great Depression, sacrificed their own comforts, went on rations and fought to free us from Fascism to make the world a better place for their children? Remember the Baby Boomers who protested an unjust war and fought for civil rights and the hippies who turned their back on gratuitous consumerism because they recognised the damage it was doing to the planet and our souls?
Look at the quote above. It’s the same chapter from Genesis you love to quote about creating the world in six days and the earth being only six thousand years old. So you prefer mythology to science…but you lack the ability to understand the metaphorical significance rather than the literal. Sad. You’ve read the Bible? Garbage! It doesn’t appear to me you’ve even read past the first chapter of the first book in Bible.
So take a literal interpretation of the Genesis, chapter 1, verse 26 as above. It’s clear. According to the Bible, God gave man “dominion” over the earth. According to Oxford English Dictionary…dominion means “control”. God gave it up. He gave ‘control’ to mankind. He gave control to you. There it is in the King James Version of the Bible in black and white in the King’s English.
So seriously. You can’t have it both ways. You want to put it in God’s hands? Well, the way it reads in the Bible, God doesn’t want any part of it. He gave you one job to do and you’re blowing it.
Purely and simply, in your denial you are sitting back and allowing the desecration of your God’s creation. Shameful and Stupid and Sinful.
So if the words of God from the Bible say that man has control over the earth then why aren’t you doing something? Are you so lazy and irresponsible that you simply listen to the likes of Pat Robinson, Fred Phelps or some pro corporate whore on some low level cable news program…or whatever crazy razzle dazzle limousine driving con artist you’re listening to without thinking for yourself?
You’re quite happy to listen to some evangelical huckster tell you that it's because of gays, or minorities, or women, or abortion, or liberals, or socialists or whatever sillier than hell blunt edged bigoted load of ignorant crap. Come on! You have to know it’s just ducking responsibility and scapegoating to others .
I am in the Winter of my years. I don’t know what happens after that. No one does. But I do know this. One of the first and most important tenets of all religions from the old Pagan beliefs of our ancestors to Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam is to look after our earth. I’m not afraid to meet my maker because if nothing else I’ve tried my best to follow that tenet.
You on the other hand have betrayed your maker and your beliefs.
So stop picking on the weak and the poor. Stop picking on minorities, homosexuals, abortion clinics and women. They are not the enemy and they are for your God to judge not you…and that’s from the Bible too.
Be like David. Take on Goliath. Take on the Giants. Take on the real enemies, take on big oil, take on coal and take on logging. Take on those greedy bastards that are destroying your God’s creation and undermining your custodianship of His Creation. Stop being so lazy. Make some sacrifices. Hey, Jesus did. Grow some backbone. It’s the least you can do.
Sure you’re frightened of them. They are powerful. They control your politicians. They lead you into war. They lead you unto burnt pastures, crumbled mountains, scorched skies and dark fetid waters.
They are the real enemies. You know who they are.