What do you believe?

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What do you believe? Is it different this week from last? I’ve heard “You can believe anything you want…” but I don’t believe that’s true. I believe in what has been shown to make the most sense, and that can sometimes be different than what I was aware of last week.

What do you believe? Is it different this week from last? I’ve heard “You can believe anything you want…” but I don’t believe that’s true. I believe in what has been shown to make the most sense, and that can sometimes be different than what I was aware of last week. Some folks are satisfied with an off-the shelf system, one that’s widely accepted by family, friends and neighbours. That’s ok, as long as you stay close to home and avoid challenges to your beliefs.
A challenge has come to the entire human race. Last year, someone wrote a message on the pavement of the PPJ in Shawville. It said, “COVID is a social experiment”. There’s an element of truth there – a universal experiment is happening to see if the human race is smart enough to continue to dominate
life on Earth. It’s run not by Dr. Fauci or the government of the US, Canada, or the United Nations, but by Earth’s Life Engine. How will we adjust our behaviour, eating habits, and social networking to avoid being wiped out? Is that something worth doing?
Some people say they’re counting on herd immunity – the sooner everyone has the virus, the sooner we can “get back to normal”. But “normal” has changed, never to return. The road to herd immunity is paved with dead neighbours, taken out by happenstance. Those of us who have done all our reproducing don’t count as much for the future. But young people, still in the business of making babies, just might find survival tips from those who’ve weathered storms.
There are no individuals. Everyone on earth depends on others, though they may be far away and unknown. The luckiest people are those who know the people they depend on. Do you know where your water comes from, who builds and maintains the streets, who makes sure electrical power comes to your house? Who makes food and brings it to the store? If those people were taken out of your life, you’d learn fast or die soon. If a tornado hit, it could put you in that position in minutes. If war were declared, bombs could ruin these things we hold dear because they’re the building blocks of our lives in this age.
That framework I mentioned, that seems to continually make sense? It’s a quote from the Incredible String Band; “Whatever you think, it’s more than that.” The truth is more than I can know.
If you know it all, please tell me/us – inquiring minds want to know.
It may have survival value.

Robert Wills
THORNE/ SHAWVILLE