Wednesday, June 9, 2010

To Err is Human...

It's just south of 50 days since the unfortunate accident in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 hard-working people and has created one of the worst environmental disasters since Chernobyl. The latter has absorbed the liberals to the point of eclipsing the former, which to me is much more poignant.

And there is plenty of blame to go around, including Americans' insatiable thirst for oil. I think of this fact every time I see my disabled car and the thirty or forty dollars of gasoline sitting in the tank going to the scrapyard. But this has turned into another polarizing event which has divided us yet again. Understandably, there is a strong emotional component to this disaster and we are emotional creatures.

However, this doesn't change the facts. This was an accident. BP made a mistake, that's all it was. The effects are horrendous and they will have to clean this up, but the facts remain that this is just an accident. The public relations nightmare this firm has endured would have been a strong disincentive to do this deliberately. The fact that oil is over $70 a barrel right now is another hit to the oil company, not to mention the hit they took on their stock. They've been more than prompt at at least trying to fix the problem, which is more than I can say for any armchair critic, myself included.

I went ahead and clicked the "like" button for BP's Facebook page, and have presented articles in a truthful, yet voice of reason-like manner. I'm not mad at BP folks; I'm not mad at anyone to tell the truth (save for the devil and his minions). Mistakes are a part of being human. We are human after all, even though the liberals would like us to believe we are gods despite evidence to the contrary.

And I have gotten flak for this stand. Unless you're rabidly mad at a huge multinational firms, you can't possibly be human. Unless you're a Communist who loves big government and hates it when someone might be better off than you, you're defective. And if you're a Christian, people will question your sanity. The thought that someone can forgive someone else or not be consumed with hatred is anathema to the liberal secular humanist crowd.

I want to let you in on a little secret if you're lost. This life your living, as much as you loathe it, is as close to heaven as you will get if you don't accept Jesus as your Savior. This oil spill will be a welcome relief compared to what's coming soon. During the tribulation, water of any quality will be scarce and wealth will be measured in food. If you miss the rapture and go through the tribulation, you'll learn to cherish the times we live in now. It will make this look like a domestic dispute.

Right now, the wheels are already in motion.

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