It’s juts like in a haywire company where everything is like
hey-go-mad. Say, some stuff rolls out of a high-level rack and strikes
somebody dead. Now, who is responsible, who has to bear the blame for
this industrial accident? The safety representative of the company? The
staff manager who hired a underqualified person for that position? The
chief executive officer who does not care for anything except pressing
more private income out of that company? The cleaning lady who saw the
insecurely positioned stuff the evening before in the rack but was too
lazy to try reaching somebody who could change this? The organizational
design people who were not interested in setting up a functioning
information infrastructure so that it would’ve been no effort for the
cleaning lady to place her information? The workman who died in this
accident together with his warehouseman colleagues, as they had been
lazy and careless for years, never encouraging each other to better
care for safety and improvement of work process?

On 2007-10-05, I did chat with a friend of mine via ICQ. We came to
talk about personal and nearby experiences of injustice and suffering,
and he askes: where is the justice of the God. Which is the theodicy question,
actually. The above comparison is what I currently think about that,
and told him. Of course it is “unjust” that this one workman died, as
he is not to be charged more than others for the chaos that caused his
death. Chaos is a place where stuff happens without a perceivable
particular reason, that is, it’s a place where injustice happens. This
world is just like such a chaos factory. It’s full of injustice and
things that “nobody wants” because it’s full of chaos. And who is in
charge of the chaos? No particular person, but all of us. Humankind, as
an entity, and everybody, as an individual. Humankind turned away from
God collectively, and that way marooned itself, wanting to live on its
own, an impossible task that resulted in the present chaos. Another
interesting observartion from the “factory analogy” is that no single
person could correct the chaos, but humankind could. It’s a social
phenomenon. All of us (as individuals) have a share in being
responsible for the chaos, and therefore an obligation to change our
way of life (to “repent”). But an individual’s repentance does not
change anything meaningful in this chaotic world, it just removes one
more impediment for order. Our chaos is a social phenomenon: no single
human being created it, and no single human being is able to correct
it. Seeing that makes it less frustrating if we see no result of our
anti-world-chaos lifestyle … such people are, if rare, “only” light
on chaos, not order.


Start date: 2007-10-16
Post date: 2007-10-16
Version date: 2007-10-16 (for last meaningful change)

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