Mother Nature punishes mankind with the coronavirus. People overpopulate the earth, over-consume its resources, bring about climate change and all sorts of other problems to the planet. A powerful Mother Nature uses unseen weapons to cull the meat/machine creations that destroy earth.
That is the topic of my last blogpost. Another blog, News on Climate Change, liked my virus post. A smaller human/machine population is necessary to alleviate the effects of climate change. Perhaps climate change believers see an upside to a human-killer virus.
I remember another point of view that tried to explain the reason human beings suffer pain and death. During the start of the AIDS epidemic, Jerry Falwell claimed that God was punishing homosexuals and a society that tolerates homosexuality by letting this other disease loose upon the earth.
Human sensibilities, on one side or the other, cry the error of wrong-headed thinking.
Historically people look for the source of personal or collective sufferings. That source must be appeased before suffering can end. Somehow we must have offended the Powers-That-Be by the evil that we do.
What if reasoning in this way is an illusion? Pain and pleasure may have no connection to our actions, our very being. Mother Nature or the gods may have no interest in the human sphere. We may live in an unfathomable, random cause and effect universe. A virus kills today and stops killing tomorrow. Is anyone listening to our renunciations?