Wednesday, March 23. 2011
Again, the point is...
There's a ministry I highly recommend, it's called The Berean Call. They're what I would call a watch man ministry, to keep people from being led into false spiritual teachings. I just visited their web site for the first time, and it's better than the newsletter I get from them, because you can do searches, see past articles, etc.
I've recently become wary of political activism, but they were way ahead of me on that one. They have a current article warning about Glenn Beck's beliefs. These guys are always worth reading, check it out yourself.
The current newsletter has two things concerning the animal deaths I mentioned a few days ago: The have a timeline of events, and a commentary. Check out both for yourself at: animal deaths article What's interesting is that there were more than birds, crabs, and fish dying; there were also manatees, starfish, jellyfish, bats, octopuses, cows and seals.
These guys are great, but I'm going to have to analyze their ideas before I can accept them. In the article, the author leans strongly toward the idea that the animal deaths are caused by government experiments and abuse of technology. He mentions the HAARP project in Alaska, and sonic experiments, and explosive tests. His explanation seemed to make more sense than other ideas, until I thought about it. What strikes me is how "clean" most of the deaths were. What I mean is that it was usually -one- type of animal. Why would a whole bunch of ONE KIND of fish die in a location? Wouldn't the kill be at least a -little- across species? It was usually reported as one kind. The incident of the octopuses dying; doesn't it seem reasonable that a few squid would have been affected too?
I'll be the first to believe that the US government is 'good' at killing things. But it's NOT believable that it would be so tidy. When you go zapping, blasting, blowing up living things in a group, there are always INJURIES BY DEGREES, with a certain number being fatal injuries. In other words, where were the wounded ones? There should have been some flopping around, some disoriented, some in shock, swimming in circles, floating at a list, but no; in the vast majority of cases, the report was of all dead. OK, to cross examine that idea, I realize that we're talking very cold weather in some places where these critters live, it easily stands to reason that the wounded would not last long, and join the dead ones. Another thing, can cold account for the demise of the wounded among warm blooded mammals? What about the places where it was summertime? What happened to the wounded and disoriented there? And again, why all one species? If the Starlings are zapped or boomed or whatever, wouldn't there be a few Blue Jays and Cardinals? One or two?
I'm having a real hard time believing that something could come along and PRECISELY kill a bunch of animals. The critters are hardy...look where they live. I have hunted before. More frequently than that, recently, has been my butchering of farm animals. These things don't just die that easily, you have to know what you're doing, and have some intent. The idea that something powerful and big, aimed from a distance wouldn't injure as many as kill is far fetched to me.
So, again, my point is, be really careful about grabbing an answer without cross examining it. The earthquakes and wars have a very specific mention in the Bible. The animal deaths...no. Not as far as I can tell. There is a mention in the book of Revelation about a third of the creatures in the sea dying, in chapter 8 verse 9. But what we've been seeing isn't a third. Granted, the book of Revelation is very allegorical, so maybe there is a connection, but I'm not trained in Bible interpretation, so I have to leave off at that point. I don't know WHY God would be causing or allowing these things to happen, but be_very_careful about ruling God out.
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