Stuart Aken

So, why did this omnipotent deity, this omniscient deity, who must have known the outcome of such ignorance, not do something to clarify the confusion created by these 4,000 to 10,000 religions? It casts this 'creator' in a very poor light to give humanity the blessing of self-awareness and the power of thought and then to permit the unscrupulous to take advantage of ignorance and innocence in order to line their own nests.

Any reading of the entire Bible displays the god depicted as cruel, unjust, uncaring, prejudiced, inconsistent, and often incomprehensible. If this Bible is that god's manual of guidance for humanity, it's a pretty poor effort.

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There was another group there when I stayed. They were from a commercial organisation, doing a similar course (I was in the Civil Service at the time). The poor candidates on the commercial course were made to wade out into the sea and stay there until one of their 'team' felt they needed rescuing! Insane.

I love storms over the sea, they're usually spectacular.

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I confess I considered adding an errant rat or two to the contents of the lifeboat, but its unexpected capsize, dumping its contents into the troubled ocean, almost certainly disposed of any such unwanted passengers! As for flotsam, the chances of any of that finding the same course as the lifeboat, which had some human direction, however unintended by the 'crew', are tiny.

As for a return, the island was one of many completely overwhelmed and ultimately destroyed by the massive tsunami that followed the escape (Ahg! Spoiler!) of the survivors.

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Stuart Aken

Stuart Aken

Word-wrangler and storyteller. Photographer. Artist. Reader. Humanist, internationalist, secular, political, environmental. Blog http://stuartaken.net/