Friday, 23 November 2007

Why did God do that?

My 16yr old has a Wii. He has just bought the game "Endless Ocean".

I have to say it's a rather beautiful game. He is the diver and swims around meeting all kinds of marine creatures, learning about them. Even the music is good-which has surprised me. Good ol'Nintendo.

Now most of the creatures are beautiful and graceful and we watch them to the fine music of a Sanctus or Amazing Grace-but some of them are just...well, butt ugly! It's not just the angler fish, which is just funny to look at there's the Goblin shark;

Why did God do that?

He also made a fish called an Asian Sheephead Wrasse-which has a rather uncanny resemblance to Gordan Brown (we have named the one in the game Gordan in his...erm...honour).

It seems to me that the fish in the light where the fingers of God stream through from above are all pretty and colourful, dancing among the coral and rocks, but the deeper and darker it gets the uglier and scarier the fishies look. Is this meaningful in some way?

Is God trying to tell us the longer we spend in the dark, the uglier and scarier we get?

Just wondering...


Rita said...

Then again, the "dumbo octopus" is down in the deep and he's kinda cute.
Dumbo Octopus

gemoftheocean said...
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gemoftheocean said...

Nah....just proto types. It's like George Burns said in Oh, God about avocados -- i.e. that was the only think he wish he'd have done differently -- he made the pits too big.

[Sorry about the delete, a really bad typo!]

Ebeth said...

Good Question! Why are things made, especially things like this shark thing and fire ants!!

Hey, how are you?


Joyful Catholics said...

I do believe that you have something, there, with your query. I know I can get and did get rather ugly in my 'dark, deep water' days. When I try to go too far between confession, it also can get "ugly." Deep dark water creeps me out and it always has. It's scary for me to even ponder. Then there's the mucky muddy bogs with leeches. What the heck is up with leeches? Talk about ugly and creepy! Remember the game called Pitfall anyone? Wasn't that about underwater, too? My boys had it, and I think it was about deep sea diving...for treasure. Guess that's dated me old arse. Older but more content than ever. Old ain't so bad.


Marie said...

I think God has a sense of humour and of the ridiculous.

Look at the platypus, cute little thing but odd looking.

We tend to think because something looks 'odd' that it is not normal...what qualifies normality?

Peace & JOY to you:)


WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

I see Iam not the only one who wonders about these things. I love the Dumbo Octopus- a missionary angel in the dark waters.

Perhaps things are ugly and scary because of our perceptions-but I was struck by a lecture on beauty Peter Kreeft gave in which he insists beauty is-we all know something is beautiful; it isn't relative.

God certainly has a sense of humour! Llamas!!

I am reliably informed by 16yr old son that Pitfall is a jungle adventure game Susie- dark and scary too in it's own way I bet.

It's an amazing world we live in.

+JMJ+ said...

The longer we spend in the it! So glad to have found your blog! Thanks for visiting mine!