Mother Nature’s mischief

Saturday, I decided it was finally time to hack up the overgrowth of plant life in my back yard. With this in mind, I went to Smith & Hawken and bought a very cool Folding Saw to make my job easier. This morning, when I attacked my back yard, the Folding Saw worked beautifully.

What I’d forgotten, since I haven’t “gardened” in a long time, is the emotional benefit of industrious work’s solitude. I was able to relax and forget the world for a few hours, which was tremendous. Communing with nature made me feel almost as if I went to church today.

Looking for information for this post, I cam across the concept of Pantheism, which is defined as:

Any doctrine, philosophy, or religious practice that holds universe [cosmos], taken or conceived of as the totality of forces and/or matter, is synonymous with the theological principle of God.

I’m not prescribing this as a concept, nor am I going to adopt this and and become weird. Veganism is all the weirdness the world needs from me. But I think it’s fascinating that there are people compelled to slap a label on communing with nature. As a concept, it’s great, but a label? Fascinating.

Assuming a predisposition to wrap myself in this label, this would be my altar.

After my experience, I do believe there is validity to the concept. Throughout my life, I’ve always thought the idea of Satan to be utterly ridiculous. I could be wrong, but I base my beliefs on what makes sense to me and that concept does violence to my intellect.

Yet, two hours of yardwork convinced me that I’m wrong. Why, you may ask? It’s simple. I saw my first cicadas today and only Satan could create something as vile and evil.

2 thoughts on “Mother Nature’s mischief”

  1. ROMANS 16:20 “And the God of peace will crush [cicadas] under your feet shortly.”
    I PETER 5:8 “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the [cicada] prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
    EPHESIANS 6:14-16 “Stand, therefore, having girded your waist with [folding saws from Smith and Hawken]…taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked [cicada].”
    JAMES 4:7 Therefore, submit to [agoraphobia]. Resist the [cicada] and he will flee from you. [Or, run, screaming and flailing your arms.]
    GENESIS 1:31 Then God saw everything that he had made and indeed it was very good. [Because it was July and the cicadas went back underground.]
    Thanks be to RAID.

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