Christians, What Time Is It?

For every thing, not some of them, all of them

There is a time for all things …

Unless, of course, there isn’t.

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to sew, a time to harvest

A time to kill, a time to heal

A time to destroy, a time to build

A time to cry, a time to laugh

A time to mourn, a time to dance

A time to forget the past, a time to make new memories

A time to be social, a time to be alone

A time to receive, a time to lose

A time to collect, a time to throw away

A time to be silent, a time to speak

A time to love, a time to hate

A time to fight, a time to be peace

Morality is how we find it, no more or less. That you find yourself in the wrong time is just how life works out some times. A lot of us can’t quite figure out when that time to be silent is. Meh.

We naked apes often seek wisdom to know what time it is, always looking at the clock and guessing what the next chunk of time will be or bring. Not many of us ever get that guess right. We naked apes forget that we’re just another animal on this planet. The one animal with the ability to destroy it or build it up. By destroy I mean ensure that humans do not survive. Other animals will, it is the way of ‘life’ on this planet. The other animals seem much better at knowing what time it is than we humans.

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. —  Ecclesiastes 3:19

I fear the animals regard man as a being like themselves, seriously endangered by the loss of sound animal understanding; they regard him perhaps as the absurd animal, the laughing animal, the crying animal, the unfortunate animal.    —  Friedrich Nietzsche

The Muslim world thinks it is time for war. The Christian world thinks its a time of persecution.

Wait for it. Let that sink in.

The hands of the clock of monotheism haven’t moved in over 2000 years. Think about that for a minute.

It’s time to get a new clock.

  1. I love the Dali painting, so appropriate for your chosen words too.

    • Thank you. It’s always nice to hear that I’m not the only one that likes what runs through my mind. The first time I saw that painting was when my grandma took a very young me to the art department of the college where she worked. Great times.

  2. I concur with Roughseas.
    Dali and Van Gough. My favorite artists … ever.

    Your words are quite prophetic, Mal – if you were a prophet that is, or If I believed in prophecy. 😉

    Did you read they bumped up the Doomsday Clock by a minute?

    • secularscarlet
    • January 25th, 2015

    Wonderful post as usual… ☺️☺️☺️☺️

  3. Good post. And it’s true: other animals (and plants) will survive even if we wipe ourselves out but sadly we’re taking countless species down with us and destroying so much natural beauty that took millennia to form. The earth can survive in spite of us but it will be badly marred by our presence . 😦

  4. I like the book of Ecclesiastes. Even with the mention of god in some few places it is a great book.
    And I love Nietzsche too. He should have added man the praying animal

    • Scottie
    • January 25th, 2015

    Incredible post, Wonderful thoughts. I am stunned how clear you made it. Now how do we get all the groups fighting each other to see the same time, a time to heal. I hate the thought of the groups you mentioned, both feel persecuted and both want war to make themselves more important. I think there are far more power needs for them to worry about, one you showed which was hunger in the world. The other thing is I do not want to be caught in the crossfire of their personal wars. Hugs

  5. “Morality is how we find it, no more or less. That you find yourself in the wrong time is just how life works out some times. A lot of us can’t quite figure out when that time to be silent is. Meh.”

    This really resonated with me. Just thought I would throw my two cents in the bucket.

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