Jurassic World, a Parable

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Finding Empathy in Gothic Terror - IGN

Once upon a time–upon many occasions, actually–the world’s smartest, richest, most powerful people got together to devise ways to make themselves even richer and more powerful; and Science was their maid of all work. As for all the rest of the people on the planet–well, there were too many of them anyway.

As the leaders carried out their plans, there were many, many little problems and potential problems too insignificant to be noticed, too much long-term sacrificed for the short-term, too many unimportant persons not listened to, signs and warnings missed, and way too much in a hurry to achieve everything they wanted all at once.

(“He that sits in the heavens will laugh; the LORD shall have them in derision” –Psalm 2: 4).

And so these Masters of the Universe plunged headlong into disaster, having turned away from every sign along the way.

It didn’t have to be the dinosaurs; they made that choice. God uses tiny, insignificant things to overthrow things that are huge, gaudy, and impressive. Small omissions in the program doomed Jurassic World. And King Sennacherib of Assyria lost 180,000 of his troops one night when a plague, a germ, swept his army’s camp. What master of the world could have calculated for a thing like that?

The dinosaurs always get loose. The computer always glitches. The germ mushrooms into a disaster. Someone always forgets the spare key.

So it’s been for thousands of years. It seems we never learn.

Yeah, let’s have more Pride Month. What could possibly go wrong?

4 comments on “Jurassic World, a Parable

  1. Just wanted to be let out of the closet! It was more like opening up Pandora’s box.

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