Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:25
Because there is no intelligence, empathy, thought or design to any of it, and certainly no entity called Mother Nature or anything else - we are living on a lump of rock hurtling though space - the only intelligence or empathy is our own and there's little enough of it
I agree with every word. It's up to each and every member of the human race how we deal with life and death. Yesterday I was at the funeral of my oldest long time friend who many people felt they had been fortunate to know. Not because he was anywhere near to being perceived as saintly. He was a down-to-earth, forthright man and famer who love this earth we are so fortunate to occupy and looked after his portion of it to the maximum of his considerable abilities. He combined intelligence, perseverance and hard physical work to a remarkable degree. We discussed, argued, disagreed on all manner of subjects for nearly 60 years. He had a peaceful end in his home overlooking a green and pleasant land and now lies in a fine oak coffin in a beautiful ancient village churchyard. He earned that but he would have been in distress at the chaos elsewhere as he was also a kind and caring man.