God created it all and since god is perfect everything god created must be perfect. There are many in this world, regardless of what religion they belong to, who believe in the existence of god. And since god is perfect the natural world that has been created must be perfect also. Therefore, a religious person is very unlikely to question nature, because to question nature would equal questioning god.There are also people who do not hold particular religious views but still have an interest in spirituality. To them Nature holds a special position also and is proof of a divine existence.
Even non-religious people are not encouraged to question nature as it is universally perceived to be perfect for some of the reasons listed on Page 1. Those who do not believe in the existence of god, surely have no doubt that nature exists. Not only that, it seems to exist very well; at least that’s the perception for the majority of people. We also depend 100% on nature and are the result of its magic. Consequently, even people with no interest in spirituality and religion have no reason to question nature.
The topic of religion and spirituality in association with nature is brought up because it nicely demonstrates the logic thought process that is applied, if A then B. If god (A) exists, (which it does in the minds of a believer), then B (Nature) must be perfect. However, what if A is not true, or at least uncertain? Well, then nature would not be perfect by default, but through experience and observation. In other words each one of us is capable to verify this to be true or not. From this standpoint one is free to examine, judge and evaluate Nature, rather than succumb to the logic trap of “If A then B”.
It is not irrelevant to understand that a religious or spiritually inclined person is more likely to take nature for what it is without criticism. It is after all in the minds of many the design of a higher ordered intelligence and power who of course would know best what nature should be like. You may think that accepting nature as it is isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, passivity is only good as long as harm is not a direct or indirect outcome. To accept nature as it is, would mean that we as awareness capable human beings support suffering and intend to do nothing to eliminate it where we can. Unfortunately doing nothing can mean that others continue to suffer. And it is exactly this suffering, which is the big flaw in nature.
People of African descent had to suffer at the hands of those who considered themselves to be of a superior race. Until an increasing amount of individuals questioned this and the rightfulness of keeping human beings as slaves. Same applies to everything else we consider an advancement in civilization. Women rights, child protection, a legal system, health and aged care and so forth. One could have easily made the argument there also and assumed it is part of nature to suppress, dominate, take advantage of others or let them die of an illness without any intervention. After all, the entire animal world and even many humans still behave according to the concept of “Survival of the fittest”.
What’s not natural about suppression, domination, and the infliction of harm? It happens every day! When it happens to animals we say it is part of nature. And since nature is astonishing and many aspects of it are by in large beautiful to humans, it must be beautiful to everyone! But is it really?
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