In her book, ‘The Fountainhead’, Ayn Rand wrote that an architect has the right to destroy his degraded architectural creation because he created it. How much more so this should apply to living creatures. Unless we can, or have created something, an animal or any other living creature, we may NOT destroy it, for whatever reason.
We are not it’s creators.
Strangely enough, this axiom has been known to man for thousands of years. The Torah states that the ‘Creator’, (call it God or the Eternal Ubiquitous Amorphous Energy), created a reality, a world, in which there is enough “green food” to feed all higher forms of life. Certainly to feed all humans. (Look up Genesis 1:30)
If we could only accept that the Bible, in its symbolic form (see DICTIONARY), has nothing to do with any religion, but is a concise compendium of knowledge accumulated by humanity over countless ages, we would learn how to live longer, better, with happiness abounding in our days. That, basically, is what life is all about.
About being happy.
Yet in our insatiable pride we decided that, in spite of our extremely limited mental capacity, we know better than the countless generations of our forefathers. We even developed the means to destroy our heritage, yes, all life on the planet, with the holocaust of atomic warfare.
And it all began with our love of killing what we haven’t created—what was not ours to destroy, for whatever reason. Whether we like it or not, we are an integral part of nature. Whatever happens to nature, with or without our influence, does irrevocably affect us. And even if we do not succeed in killing off most species, or each other, with misguided technology, we are apt to contribute adversely to the fate of all life. The climatic changes taking place right now, might, and most probably will, lead to the extinction of all higher forms of life. What might survive is marine life which we enjoy killing so much.
“About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth's water. Water also exists in the air as water vapor, in rivers and lakes, in icecaps and glaciers, in the ground as soil moisture and in aquifers, and even in you and your dog…
Water evaporates. As the climate heats up, more water evaporates. This increases rains, storms, hurricanes, typhoons… all precipitation. The additional evaporation exacerbates the effect. Global warming increases the amount of moisture in the air, eventually leading to the opposite effect. By blocking the sun rays, a new ice age is inevitable.
If we do not destroy ourselves by making our atmosphere radioactive, then we shall all drown, or freeze, in our stupidity.
And the Good News?
Well, whether you’re a Cool Cat or a Hot Dog, we shall all start again in Eden. Cats & dogs are still there.
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