Sunday, June 06, 2010
Raping the Earth
"the sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happen to be within the reach of predatory human hands." - Havelock Ellis.
"Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." They said: "Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief therein and shed blood?- whilst we do celebrate Thy praises and glorify Thy holy (name)?" He said: "I know what ye know not." The Quran 2:30 (Yusuf Ali)
Only Allah knows the ultimate aim and destination for us - the vicegerent going through Allah's tests. Will we be the one who participates to create mischief? Or will we be the minority who fights for what is good and true?
Perhaps that's why, so far, even though human have managed to break through earth atmosphere, we can only reach the moon. Perhaps when man can do more in the universe, if God gives the authority - it will be to create a reason for the end of our world.
"O ye assembly of Jinns and men! If it be ye can pass beyond the zones of the heavens and the earth, pass ye! not without authority shall ye be able to pass!" - The Quran, 55:33 (Yusuf Ali)