Friday, May 29, 2015

The Invisible Mom

Best Analogy of the Existence of the Invisible God I’ve Ever Heard

Even though we can’t see him, we believe in him.
My daughter-in-law sent me this story by Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek:
In a mother’s womb were two babies. One asked the other: “Do you believe in life after delivery?”
The other replied, “Why, of course. There has to be something after delivery. Maybe we are here to prepare ourselves for what we will be later.”
“Nonsense,” said the first. “There is no life after delivery. What kind of life would that be?”
The second said, “I don’t know, but there will be more light than here. Maybe we will walk with our legs and eat from our mouths. Maybe we will have other senses that we can’t understand now.”
The first replied, “That is absurd. Walking is impossible. And eating with our mouths? Ridiculous! The umbilical cord supplies nutrition and everything we need. But the umbilical cord is so short. Life after delivery is to be logically excluded.”
The second insisted, “Well I think there is something, and maybe it’s different than it is here. Maybe we won’t need this physical cord anymore.”
The first replied, “Nonsense. And moreover, if there is life, then why has no one has ever come back from there? Delivery is the end of life, and in the after-delivery there is nothing but darkness and silence and oblivion. It takes us nowhere.”
“Well, I don’t know,” said the second, “but certainly we will meet Mother and she will take care of us.”
The first replied, “Mother? You actually believe in Mother? That’s laughable. If Mother exists then where is She now?”
The second said, “She is all around us. We are surrounded by her. We are of Her. It is in Her that we live. Without Her this world would not and could not exist.”
Said the first: “Well I don’t see Her, so it is only logical that She doesn’t exist.”
To which the second replied, “Sometimes, when you’re in silence and you focus and you really listen, you can perceive Her presence, and you can hear Her loving voice, calling down from above.”

I am not preachy and I dont flaunt my religion but I liked this analogy enough to add it here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


You know, I get it. I truly do. I understand about the stalking of the prey thing. I've even done it.
Its not for me but I get it.
What I don't get...
What I don't understand is why do you hunt what you hunt?
You can hunt wild boar in the American South because there are an invasive species that needs to be culled or else they take over. Plus they are dangerous. Cool. knock yourselves out.
If you need to hunt down a rogue tiger or elephant because they have endangered the populous. OK sure. I got your back on that one.
Even if you are hunting elk, antelope, deer, pheasant, etc. That's fine because the hunters that hunt these normally eat them too.
But walking into a lions territory and gunning him down. Nah that's not cool.
How would you like it if you were sitting at home and someone kicks your door down and says “ill give you to the count of 5” and then hunts you down and kills you just to have their picture taken next to your cold corpse.
Why kill a giraffe? Thats like going onto a farm and shooting farmer Joe's cow.
There is no sport in killing a docile animal.
There is a difference between killing a deer and a giraffe. The deer is going to be eaten the giraffe is purely for the sport.
As for elephants, that's just wrong. Clear across the board, its wrong.
I would rather see you give a 9mm to another human and then you can hunt each other. Now that would be sporty. That would be worth the picture.
Hunting a grizzly bear with a Bowie knife? Go for it. Hunting anything with just a Bowie knife is cool by me. That shows you have stealth and patience and endurance. Shooting a grazing animal from a football field away just shows you have a strong pocketbook.
I don't see it as sporting unless the animal has the same chance that you do.
Evenly matched.
A sporting chance as it were.