Mr. Evolution didn’t give us Hobbit feet.

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the godless side

feet-70573_1280Quite a large portion of our grocery money every month goes toward frozen fruit, yogurt, and juices.  We drink a lot of smoothies.  

This morning, after pouring the delicious concoction into our cups, and upon rinsing out the parts of our blender, I dropped the hard part of the lid on my bare big toe.


I jumped and moaned and exercised self control to keep myself from yelling expletives.  OOOH the immediate surge of anger, physical pain, and adrenaline provided me quite the rush.  I demanded an explanation.

Silver came in to see if I was okay. “Whhhhy wouldn’t evolution have selected for humans with tougher feet????” I grumbled to him.

My thought made me laugh, for several reasons:

(1) I personified evolution in that moment not unlike my previous personification of God.

(2) My entitlement.  Why is it that we feel so entitled to such a pain-free, comfortable life?

(3) The need to blame something (someone?) other than myself for discomforts.


But really, it kind of is a good question.  It’s not like shoes have been around that long.

The Author

I'm a closet atheist christian missionary. Paradigm shifts happen frequently for those who allow themselves to think critically about currently held beliefs and openly about new ones. I’ve developed the skill, or perhaps addiction, for change but the community around me is slow to catch up -- and would damn me if they knew where I stood.

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