Thursday, March 17, 2011
Some Thoughts About the Recent Earthquakes and Tsunamis
Today my husband and I were talking about the situation in Japan with their nuclear power plant. He was saying how in one day H-shem can destroy an industry - referring to countries that are now trying to do away with their nuclear power in light of what happened in Japan. Some things are just too dangerous; even for "peaceful" purposes. Now it remains to be seen what will happen with Iran. We talked about the Chernobyl disaster too. So I was thinking, why didn't we all "get it" after that? (i.e. that nuclear power is too dangerous). And furthermore why didn't the Japanese themselves get it after Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Then I thought maybe it's because in Chernobyl and Hiroshima/Nagasaki human error and actions were involved but the recent events resulted from an Act of G-d. Maybe we are all starting to get it now. We are not in control of the world. We can't be haughty anymore and assume we have the science and technology to be on top of every event and be able to prevent any mishap. We weren't on 9/11 and we aren't now.