INSIGHTS ON LIFE
This is not the first time the world has been hit by a pandemic. Among several others was the Plague of Justinian, which ravaged the Byzantine Empire and surrounding areas in 541 and 542 BCE. There was the Black Death, which swallowed one-third of Europe’s population in a series of expanding waves of infection from 1346 to 1353. Another was Bubonic Plague that began in Yunnan, China, in 1855. This episode of Bubonic Plague spread to all inhabited continents, and ultimately led to more than 12 million deaths in India and China, with about 10 million killed in India alone. The influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918 killed an estimated 50 million people. One-fifth of the world’s population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history. The many wars of history, the different incurable and transmittable diseases, and many unexpected deaths resulting from accidents have all claimed lives up to billions. Either people accept that the gods of religion cause these evils or the gods of religion cannot stop them from happening.
We cannot act outside the divine Laws of God and God doesn’t act towards us outside of these laws. God doesn’t directly interfere in our affairs, but God does experience existence with us through the Laws. If we cultivate an environment of carelessness, degradation and filth, then it is certain that diseases and viruses will emerge from them. If we create environments of order, beauty, and godliness, health will flourish. We are the governors of Earth. We are responsible for what our world becomes. God is immanent in us giving us what we justly deserve by our thoughts, words, and actions.
The onus is on humanity to break religious and political barriers so that we can collectively explore our common destiny of unlimited power and greatness and make our world the heaven it should be. We have a responsibility to ourselves and to all creatures to redesign our world. It is a mark of childishness to seek to fault God for what is ours to bear. We either control our world or lose it.
Victor Negro is an author, screenwriter, and personal development specialist. He is the founder of Evolving Minds Training and Consulting through which he offers products and counseling services on self-improvement, capacity building, and mind science. He writes on matters of life and existence as he thinks, preferring a better understanding of common questions. Read his interesting and thought provoking pieces at https://thevictornegro.wordpress.com/