Let there be light...Let there be a firmament...Let it divide the waters from the waters...Let the dry land appear... Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life...Let the earth bring forth...the beasts of the earth...Let us make man...
What does it really mean? Easy: Science.
If you strip out the poetic language, it is a sequence in which subatomic particles ('light') are followed by gas ('firmament'), followed by liquids ('the waters'), solids ('dry land'), primitive vegetable life ('grass'), primitive marine life ('the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life'), land animals ('the beasts of the earth') and finally anatomically modern humans ('let us make man').
Looked at it this way, Genesis is consistent with the modern scientific view.
Now, let's see what the Buddha said about how the universe was created:
Go f*&k yourself (my words not his), for such knowledge is unnecessary in order to achieve the liberation from Death and Rebirth.
Okay, so, sometimes Buddha sounded like Donald Trump when asked a direct question.
Does this mean, Trump is Buddha and Fox News his Bodhi tree?
Dang, my brain hurts.
So it is a fact that the Earth is shifting. I first read about it in Gizmodo. In that article it is stated that "...because planets aren’t perfect spheres, but bumpy, pitted things whose mass is always on the move..." you get the drift. It also went on to say the two causes are: "... the melting of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, and changes in the global distribution of water stored on land. Both of these are related to a single underlying phenomenon: climate change.
Okay, that article was written some years ago. So, I decided to give us a 2016 update as to see where it has shifted and according to Business Insider, not only is it going to get hot as hell everywhere, the North Pole is headed south. According to that Business Insider article, the North Pole is headed toward London!
Now, before I say something stupid about this, let me tell you that I use Green Mountain energy and drive an environmentally sound car: a diesel Volkswagen. I also recycle plastic (sometimes, probably more than most) and walk when I can. I also take the damn light-rail here in Dallas which is really a bitch because the depots are really, really, hot. Can you image how much hotter they will be with global warming.
Anyway, what I'm saying is this. Lets all do a little more. For one, please bring your fucking own grocery sac. I mean, not only are they good on the environment and hold a lot more stuff, the business owners are Climate Change Deniers Benefiting Off The Destruction Of Our Planet!
Today's Bad Capitalist profile is one of the plastic bag companies that sued the city of Dallas when it put a tax on the use of plastic bags to encourage people to bring their cloth bags to cut-down on plastic waste. The parent company is Novolex, and yes, they sued Dallas to stop the eco friendly policy because it hurt their profits. Look at their website (http://novolex.com/) and you'll never know they were the ones. They've completely hidden it with a false image of as a Friendly, Earth Loving company. The first words you'll see on their homepage, "Sustainability (their words, not mine)."
Yes, they had their chance to do something about climate change, and instead chose profits. That's fine, that's not the issue, the issue is now they are stamping "Sustainability" and "Eco Friendly" all over their image to hide their true Gaia Hating actions.
It's Orwellian, in the same sense that in Orwell's book, 1984, love is hate, and, war is peace, according to Novolex, profits are Eco friendly.
Profits Are Not Eco-Friendly.
STOP BUYING THE BULLSHIT PEOPLE.