Sunday, September 4, 2011


The following article blew me away!  I found the perspective on Reality as viewed through the minds of primitive peoples to be fascinating.  The application for today is even more fascinating.  The article  is taken from The Doctrine of Oneness website.

"A Great Flood is coming...

“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the coming of the Son of Man.”

Noah received Revelation to build a great Ark. He shared the message of the coming Great Flood with his people but the community heckled and rejected him.

Our Earth is 4.6 billion years old, and global temperature fluctuations have caused many changes in our environment. Floods are commonplace.

At the height of the last Ice Age 18,000 years ago the sea level was 394 feet (120 meters) lower that it is today. Ancient humankind, just like today… typically built their society near the sea. All of these outposts at the dawn of humanity where flooded as the ice melted. As the Glaciers receded, the sea rose 394 feet and destroyed everything in its path.

Thanks to science, we have a new Revelation.

We live in a time of great crisis, confronted the challenge of the ecological consequences of our own doing. The consensus is overwhelming: human activity is triggering environmental breakdown on a planetary scale.

Climate change is happening at an exponential rate, and threatens to cause the rise of sea level this century of at least 1 meter (3 feet). Not only sea levels will rise but the balance of life as we know is changing. We can already see it now: extreme earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, drought, flooding.

Koyaanisqatsi. Our Life is out of Balance.

Just like in the time of Noah, our naysayers heckle and reject the message. They are motivated by their own greed and self interests.

It is our collective responsibility to preserve humanity from this imminent disaster.

Future generations, and the other species that share the biosphere with us, have no voice to ask for our compassion, wisdom, and leadership. We must listen to their silence. We must be their voice, too, and act on their behalf.

Instead of an economy that emphasizes profit and requires perpetual growth to avoid collapse, we need to move together towards an economy that provides a satisfactory standard of living for everyone while allowing us to develop our full potential in harmony with the biosphere that sustains and nurtures all beings, including future generations."


Don said...

Our more conservative friends, wife included, don't for a minute believe there is a problem to worry about with the environment. However, according to them, " why polish the brass on a sinking ship", because of course, Jesus is coming again and SOON! Almost wish they would live to see the result.

Mae said...

How well, I know that’s true, Don - I used to be one of those conservatives! But I figure if even I have been able to come into a larger understanding, there’s hope for the rest of ‘em – maybe for your wife, too.

I take my Mom to church quite often since she doesn’t drive anymore, and they’re so conservative in our area of the Appalachians that Southern Baptists are considered liberal! The preacher last Sunday preached against evolution AND Al Gore – what a sermon that was! I just have to sympathize for them in their lack of perspective. Sometimes I’ll try to communicate in their language and say something like, “Well, no man knows the day or the hour, so it would be good stewardship to conserve our resources for our children just in case Jesus delays his coming.”