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T. Stokes

Good and evil ?

June 10, 2006 | Comment icon 7 comments
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The question is often asked, “why does god allow so much evil in the world”. No doubt every religious group would have their own answer, yet no one would disagree that good and evil do exist, the difficulty many have is in believing that they are represented by the humanised figures of god and the Devil. We often see criminals, politicians and perverts get away with crimes year after year, though once in a while we see a streak of divine justice that strikes a deep inner cord.Such a story was carried in the British newspapers of May 27 2006.The Royal Society for the protection of birds, ( R S P B ) and other conservation bodies spent small fortunes protecting birds nests from a lifetime stealer of rare birds eggs, 63 year old Colin Watson, who boasted he had more than 2000 rare eggs from endangered birds, including the white tailed eagle which is believed extinct in Britain.

This man branded public enemy number one by the R.S.P.B and other animal lovers, would look through bird magazines to see where rare birds were nesting, and spent every spare moment robbing these nests throughout the country, and specialised in stealing from these nests during the hours of darkness when watchers were often asleep.During the past 14 years he had many prosecutions, including using a chainsaw to cut down a tree in Scotland to reach an Ospreys nest.But justice came at last when he fell 30 feet from a tree near Doncaster on Wednesday last, and fell to his death. Any mans death is a loss, yet the stealing of rare eggs is an awful crime, and egg collection and worship is the recognised perversion Ovoliolatry, ( Look up the origins of the astrological festival of Easter ). So maybe once in a while someone up there does actually listen to our prayers, watch out Tony Blair ![!gad]The question is often asked, “why does god allow so much evil in the world”. No doubt every religious group would have their own answer, yet no one would disagree that good and evil do exist, the difficulty many have is in believing that they are represented by the humanised figures of god and the Devil. We often see criminals, politicians and perverts get away with crimes year after year, though once in a while we see a streak of divine justice that strikes a deep inner cord.Such a story was carried in the British newspapers of May 27 2006.The Royal Society for the protection of birds, ( R S P B ) and other conservation bodies spent small fortunes protecting birds nests from a lifetime stealer of rare birds eggs, 63 year old Colin Watson, who boasted he had more than 2000 rare eggs from endangered birds, including the white tailed eagle which is believed extinct in Britain.

This man branded public enemy number one by the R.S.P.B and other animal lovers, would look through bird magazines to see where rare birds were nesting, and spent every spare moment robbing these nests throughout the country, and specialised in stealing from these nests during the hours of darkness when watchers were often asleep.During the past 14 years he had many prosecutions, including using a chainsaw to cut down a tree in Scotland to reach an Ospreys nest.But justice came at last when he fell 30 feet from a tree near Doncaster on Wednesday last, and fell to his death. Any mans death is a loss, yet the stealing of rare eggs is an awful crime, and egg collection and worship is the recognised perversion Ovoliolatry, ( Look up the origins of the astrological festival of Easter ). So maybe once in a while someone up there does actually listen to our prayers, watch out Tony Blair ! Comments (7)


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Comment icon #1 Posted by Shuriken 18 years ago
watch out Tony Blair ! lo...
Comment icon #2 Posted by IronGhost 18 years ago
You mean the Prime minister is going around and stealing eggs, too!!?? Holy buckets!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Bigfoot_Is_Real 18 years ago
Ah i love those last words
Comment icon #4 Posted by Magic o dolphins 18 years ago
He lived by the sword. He died by the sword
Comment icon #5 Posted by FireMoon 18 years ago
Surely *Good and Evil* are just merely human constructs in a universe which is wholly neutral, on the subject?? Having said that,.... serves the bar steward right...he got exactly what he deserved...
Comment icon #6 Posted by FrankBlunt 18 years ago
Surely *Good and Evil* are just merely human constructs in a universe which is wholly neutral, on the subject?? Precisely. Stokes spoke in absolutes, which "never" fares well. Having said that,.... serves the bar steward right...he got exactly what he deserved... I had trouble understanding why the death of a rare bird egg thief served as an example of divine justice. But, then again, I'm not an ornithologist. Besides, one who climbs enough trees, especially at 63 years of age, will eventually fall. That's probability and age-related muscle deterioration in concert, not the shaking finger of G... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by redhen 18 years ago
So maybe once in a while someone up there does actually listen to our prayers, watch out Tony Blair ! Hmm, someone has an axe to grind methinks. Are all atheists liberals? What the hell?


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