Bringing down the temple or not caring anymore?
|a spectacular sculpture of Samson in Asdod, Israel.|
Originally posted 3/17/12, and reposted to restore video. There must be something about conflict and drama in March that I’m drawn to.
Humans are fortunate that none of us actually have superhero or god-like powers. There have been multiple occasions that I would have ripped the sun from the sky, were I able. If you are enjoying the return to spring in the northern hemisphere,you are aware that I haven’t done this yet.
When people speak of natural disasters being a punishment from God, it seems that they hold onto a pretty weak version of God. If you are going to believe in the big man, you might as well imagine that he’d do a lot worse than a hurricane, earthquake, drought, or some other ‘natural’ disaster when he’s pissed.
I’ve spent a large part of the last year contemplating the concepts of vengeance and revenge. We’ll most likely never really know the right balance between forgiveness and revenge. For now, I can only say that I empathize with Samson’s situation. If it was me, I’d probably go with tearing the temple down.
This contemplation on revenge and vengeance has been spurred on by Phil Collins. I came across I Don’t Care Anymore, one of the all-time great screw you songs ever written, while trolling YouTube today.