And the Cockroach Shall Inherit

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2015-05-24 – Those who think that a god created the world for human beings have a lot of explaining to do. I’m particularly thinking of the millennia of suffering this crown of creation has suffered.

Yeah, yeah, I know it’s supposed to be some kind of wages of sin. But for most people, their suffering is all out of proportion to the mild sins they commit. Maybe we’ve got the wrong idea about this “god.”

Maybe human being are not the crown of creation.

Take a look at the Bible. The book of Genesis talks about six days of creation, with the pinnacle of creation on the sixth day. Human beings were created on the sixth day, but so were a bunch of other creatures: cattle, beasts of the earth, and creeping things (Gen. 1:25). I’m thinking that human beings are being a bit presumptuous in thinking they are the favorites of the god. Maybe the god’s favorite is one of the creeping things.

I’m thinking it might be the cockroach. Scientists have noted the extreme longevity of cockroaches throughout geological history and suggest that the cockroach would survive, even in humans and most other animals are somehow destroyed. The Bible is filled with stories of the destruction of humans (and there have been plenty of such stories since the end of Bible times). There isn’t one story about the destruction of cockroaches.

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Math. 5:5). What could be more meek than a cockroach and what would a cockroach enjoy inheriting more than the earth? Humans don’t seem to be interested inheriting the earth, else why would we work so hard to mess it up? Cockroaches are fine with a messed up earth.

We’re just borrowing it from the cockroaches.

 

#evolution #cockroach

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