I just came across this fascinating and entertaining video – a rich combination of seriousness and humor. It is a talk given at the University of California by Douglas Adams just before his death. Adams didn’t believe in God, but he certainly had a profound appreciation for our beautiful planet, and how we are unwittingly destroying ourselves. Maybe, if Douglas Adams had lived a little longer, he would have come to appreciate that human beings were not only created from the earth*, but in God’s own image. And, I believe, it is this most extraordinary revelation that will help save us from our destructive selves. He once wrote: "I love to keep poking and prodding at it (religion). I’ve thought about it so much over the years that that fascination is bound to spill over into my writing.** Maybe, he was almost there, because he was obviously trying to awaken us. View the video, and you’ll see what I mean. (This is a longer YouTube video than usual, but it is well worth watching.)
Note: Just because we are behaving like a puddle doesn’t mean we are one. (my comment-you have to watch the video to know what I mean- Fr.Bob)
*Ratzinger, Joseph. In The Beginning….
**Silverman, David. Life, the Universe, and Everything: An Interview with Douglas Adams, The American Atheist Volume 37, No. 1, 1998–1999. Retrieved 16 August 2009.