All of nature is a battlefield.

I went to the zoo today, and everytime I see an animal there, whether it be great or small, I would think of all the little evolutionary steps that must have taken place in order for it to get here.  I looked at the lion in particular, and it made me think that whatever natural selection had taken place it must have been very strong.  Nature would need to be, at all times, a battlefield.

There is this TV show called “Man vs Wild” and I’m sure most of you have heard of it.  If you haven’t, just watch it and you’ll realise that, while nature is indeed a very beautiful thing, it is, in its essence, but a vast and terrible war-zone.  And if you can’t find that show where you live, your best bid is to get on National Geographic.  Chances are you’ll see a cheetah or something, and chances are it would be chasing a helpless baby gazelle or zebra.

When your pet dog or cat is hurt you know that it is hurt.  It isn’t like animals don’t feel pain.  So let me ask you: what sadistic god would create such an insanely cruel world in which everything suffers.  Or, here’s a thought, if god were so omnipitent, why give the animals any nervous system at all?  Nevermind.  I’m tagging this article under Science, not Atheism.  Your imaginary friend isn’t going to interfere with this discussion.  But here’s a good place to quote Darwin anyway:

“I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice.” (Darwin, that deluded immoral Satan-following atheist remember – why would he even care about a bloody caterpillar?)

And why did god create the Ichneumon wasp anyway?  I mean, they lay their eggs inside a living host, which means that their larvae would literally eat the host inside out!  What?  The Ichneumonidae weren’t such arse-holes prior to the flood?  Yeah, yeah.  We’ve all heard it before.  They were vegetarians like T-rexes.  Now drown in your ignorance.

Speaking of ignorance, we are ignorant of the workings of nature.  And whilst I sit here blogging at my leisure (I’ve been sitting here for at least an hour now — all hail writer’s block), a limbless deer is fighting for its life, an elephant is protecting its young from the outstretched claws of its predators, a mite-infested larvae is hanging on the verge of death, and blind beggars and their children, crawling helplessly on this dismal earth, crying, to each his own god…  The world your god made is one full of untold suffering, and yet, the suffering of man is nothing compared to that which other creatures of earth experience.  There is no sanctity of life.  No intelligence to god’s omnipotence.  Not even if we both wish it so.  And while earth to you is one divine creation it is to others the very pits of hell.  All of nature is a battlefield.  You dare not refute it.