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Nature Abhors a Vacuum

2 comments | 10:58 pm | top |
...following on from my post on the meaning(lessness) of life, this from MercatorNet...

There has been a lot of talk about greed on Wall Street in recent months, but the greed of Black Friday shoppers in the United States takes some beating. Wall Street barons may have done some wicked things, but have they, individually or en masse, physically trampled anyone to death?

That is what some main street New Yorkers managed to do last Friday in their frenzy to bag bargains at a Wal-Mart store on a day designated the “start of the holiday-shopping season” -- once known as Christmas shopping.

Before rushing ahead with “the moral of this story is” observations, let’s pause to take in exactly what kind of death 34-year-old shop worker Jdimytai Damour died. A shrieking mob of fellow human beings burst through the front doors of the store, knocked him down onto the linoleum tiles and streamed right over him and around him, injuring him and robbing him of air. He was a hefty man, 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, but he died of asphyxiation.

It is an horrific death. Imagine the shock and terror of being hit and enveloped by that tsunami of solid flesh, pounding feet and frenzied voices -- your last conscious image of the human race...

...Nature abhors a vacuum. If people have nothing higher to fill their imaginations and get them out of bed in the morning than a super-discounted 42-inch flat screen television -- or, for the Wall Street crowd, a luxury yacht and a subtropical retreat -- that is what they will go after. The death of Jdimytai Damour shows where that spiritual poverty leads. It is not the only sign, of course, but it is a compelling one, and a call to action for all those who value the transcendent dimension of the human being.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, so true, Andy. It is shameful. The Socialist Republic of !@#-Mart as I, a reformed ex employee and now active boycott-er call them, feed the ignorant masses with this entitlement mentality and the grandiose idea that to own more stuff at low, low prices somehow makes you a winner in life. All the while they destroy the economic diversity and stability of each town or city they seize control of by running all the small businesses out and leaving a trail of blight in their wake. God forgive us. Forgive us for !@#-Mart and forgive us for commercializing the season of the birth of Your Precious Son. Please pray for the USA, Andy. We really are a country divided. I'm in the half that is heading for a self-supporting, agrarian lifestyle of volunteer simplicity because it's about to get a whole lot worse and these type of people who crushed this employee are everywhere in the cities. The other half asked for "change" and now it's coming. God will not be mocked.

7:36 am, January 03, 2009 
Blogger Simeon said...

Andy, this also points to a major devaluation in the value of life. It is very sad to see.

The change we need is not Obama, it is Christ!

12:22 pm, January 14, 2009 

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