Sunday, July 21, 2013

"And God saw that it was good."

Religion & Philosophy ---

Like most people, I was flabbergasted by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case. I read countless articles, listened to interviews on TV, talked about it a bit with friends, wrote a poem, and for the most part mulled it over quietly in my mind. There seems to be no dearth of opinion on the verdict. Almost everyone has something to say about it, with even President Obama finally weighing in on it a few days ago.  Whatever the response, the various expressions were certainly ways of trying to come to grips with a very tragic incident and its outcome in the court.  One person in particular seemed quite silent in the matter. He had not said a word since the incident or following the outcome of the trial. He was His usual silent self.  I decided to ask Him what He thought of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman affair and whether He intended to do anything about it.  Here is how the conversation went:

--- So, my interminably Ancient Friend, I am sure You heard about the Trayvon Martin case and all that, for, after all, You know all things. Do You plan to do anything about it? Not that I expect You to, for what else is new.”

--- My son, I already did something about it.

--- What! I don’t follow. What do You mean, You “already did something about it”?

--- (Sigh!) I created (a really, really long time ago) forgetfulness. You people will soon be going back (if you haven’t already started) to your reality TV shows, your movies, your sports, your partying, your church services, your clothe shopping, your cars, your video games, your foolish interactions on facebook, and to the most important thing of working to keep a roof over your heads and food on your table.  Worry not my son. Like other similar cases, this too shall pass and it will be back to business as usual. It will be all good.

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