Less than perfect balance

…from the quill of Antisthenes


We used to be told that there always is a balance in nature and that in the long run, there is nothing to worry about. Something dies, something is born, and life goes on. Nothing lasts forever. Then conservationists, better described as preservationists or derogatively as greenies, told us, not in those words of course, that Darwin was wrong and that it is not natural for species to became extinct; and if it happens, it is the fault of us humans, in particular those white, imperialist and complacent ones. However, history, if any, will tell.

On the less significant level the world theological balance is seemingly being maintained. As mentioned here a few days ago (Antisthenes – Making the world safe / 21.10.11) the last Christian church in Afghanistan was destroyed under the auspices of Obama administration and before the eyes of the United States military. Practically at the same time a mosque at Ground Zero in New York was inaugurated, undoubtedly in the spiritual presence of the incidental martyr Osama, the hero of all peaceful Muslims everywhere. President Hussain Obama was not present, at least not physically.

One would not wish to go into a minor detail of how many new Christian churches are being opened/or destroyed in the world compared to the Muslim ones. For if there is not balance, it might be, after all, the fault of those white, imperialist and complacent humans.

About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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