Nature receives a red card

My latest from thekingpin68

My Mom owned an old album when I was child, by The Association. One of the songs was Windy. I would not be a bit surprised if Wendy's has used the song for commercial purposes.

And Windy has stor-my eyes
That flash at the sound of lies...blah, blah, blah.

The following clip is from a South African football/soccer match January 17, 2007.

The Orlando Pirates are playing the Black Leopards. The YouTube author states:

A sudden gust of wind pulls out the sign boards on the side of the field and blows them viciously across the pitch, hitting the linesman and a few players!

The events from this featured clip are fascinating to watch. This clip reminds me that I am not in control of my life, or the lives of others. I am not stating that anyone died in the incident, but Hebrews 9:27 comes to mind, from the New American Standard Bible, where it is noted that it is appointed once for a person to die and then judgment takes place. The parable from the Luke 12:16-21 is also relevant, where a rich fool loses his life and possessions, and does not have everlasting riches with God. The sufferings of Job can be considered here, as he was according to the NASB, in Job 1:2, blameless, upright, fearing God, and turning away from evil, yet before the end of Chapter 1, he had suffered much, and this was willingly allowed by God.

Since we all suffer and will die eventually, I reason that within the Western world there needs to be a greater priority placed on the study of philosophy and theology. It should be taught in high school/secondary school. This teaching needs to be presented with an open-mind, examining various worldviews. I am not calling for the indoctrination of Christianity for students. But, too many persons want no public dialogue and this leaves so much suffering and death as rather meaningless for many in our society. It is as if some persons are seeking fulfilling, meaningful lives they reason shall end in death and nothingness, and yet they do not consider it valuable to ponder on this most serious process.

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