Thursday, September 22, 2005

Stone Alone

An old friend of mine, Nick, once said in a moment of clarity, "Let's start a religion. I'll be God!"

This week I noticed this article, basically proposing the need for a new nature-based but technological religion, where nature is our sacred provider and technology is the key to accessing power from it.

So it's not just me, then!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The End Is Nigh

. . . is the title of another excellent post on deconsumption.

I think it was William Blake who wrote, "The truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed"

Runaway Global Warming

. . . is not necessarily as bad as it sounds.

When public figures talk about "Runaway Global Warming", what they reallly mean is that the climate is out of the control of the human race.

It does not necessarily mean that the warming trend would continue exponentially, only that for a period of time we would be on the receiving end of the natural conclusion of the trend we have created. We would only have to endure a period of tribulation with the environment directly proportional to the offences committed against that environment.

In other words, if we can endure the results of our own mistakes, then we will be able to progress once again as a species. Not necessarily fatal.

This is why the "Wrath of God" is actually fairly tame in comparison with the "Wrath of Emptiness" - because it comes to chastise and to correct, not to destroy.

Death of a City

The best coverage I have found anywhere of the tragedy in New Orleans is on Ran Prieur's excellent blog.

May Nature forgive us all.