Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Post Office and the Physics professor . . .

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 . . .

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