The post-office lost $11,000,000,000 last year.
They did not just misplace it - because 11 billion dollars doesn't fit in a shoebox too easily. It wasn't PASSIVELY lost - it was ACTIVELY lost . . . as in $11,000,000,000 more was spent than was taken in.
Do you know how much 11 billion is? 11 billion seconds ago Jamestown was a major colony, the King James Bible was being assembled and the Mayflower hadn't landed yet.
If you spent $10,000 cash everyday, it would take you 3,000 years to approach $11,000,000,000.
Now this is no rant about politics - it is clear that stupidity is a human condition, not a political one. But it is to raise the question . . . "if we are so smart and have all the answers to every question in this life and the one to come . . . how come we can't figure out something simple like keeping a post office afloat?"
I am dead serious.
If we are so ridiculously negligent in trying to figure out simple things here on this planet, why would we even trust for a moment that some guy with a Ph. D in physics knows there is no God. I mean really, something as simple as "don't pay out more than you have" seems self-evident . . . but then again, so does the existence of a great designer of all that we see. But I think we missed on that too . . .
So if your trust is in human wisdom and human-centered reason, just take a look at the post office. It's a mess. And if we can't do the easy things well, how are we so expert at the mysteries of life?
Just sayin . . .