Saturday, November 19, 2005

Domino Effect

I'm not usually one to use this space for commenting about current events, linking to news articles and such -- but I was struck by this story carried by an American press agency, reporting tragic happenings from right here in Amsterdam -- and I felt that I would be irresponsible if I did not alert as many as possible to this situation unfolding within our midst.

It turns out that an unprecedented historical event in Amsterdam was recently marred by the tragic death of a figure whose passing has prompted a spontaneous wave of protests, death threats toward the perpetrator, and tribute web sites collecting heartfelt condolences from thousands. Public officials are pleading with the angered masses for calm, still it's not yet known what will come of this nightmare... And what event -- you may ask -- has triggered this highly volatile situation?

A sparrow knocking over a couple of dominos. Let us be vigilent in seeking updates, as they become available... And let's all hope for the best.


At 2:26 AM, Blogger Sander Chan said...

In the Netherlands (and not only in the Netherlands)we seem to have a hard time keeping the balance.

Heaven and earth seem to be shaking when a sparrow gets killed. At the same time we do not really care about structural environmental degradation. At the moment the Dutch State Secretary of Environment and the Ministers of Housing and Transport are trying everything to avoid compliance with EU guidelines for air quality.
I think this is very typical for a non-Christian society. We just don't live up to our assignment to take good care of God's creation. Either we neglect and pollute or we overvalue and idolize nature and creatures.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Jay said...



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