A look at the mess that has become our state and nation......
and other assorted commentary.
Friday, September 14, 2012
THE PALE BLUE DOT
Take a Lesson
With all the violence in the Middle East over the past few days, I thought it might be worthwhile to take another look at a quote by Carl Sagan, that may give us some perspective. Too bad there are so many people in the world too stupid, filled with hate, or both, to be able to take this all in. It's a reminder of how truly insignificant we (and our troubled planet) are in the grand scheme of things. Life is about being able to have perspective and apply it to daily events and situations and to be able to look at the big picture and recognize our place in it all. Sadly, religious fanaticism drives millions of people into blind hatred which we are getting a good look at, in the Middle East and North Africa. Perhaps the secret to finding heaven lies in man's ability to find peace with each other? Maybe "god" set it up that way? The final trumpet blows when all war and violence cease, think about it. Wouldn't that be a hoot? We control when Heaven begins but, we can't see the forest for the trees. Crazy thought if you think about it.