In the spirit of equal time for all, we have found the following comment in our guestbook; however, we have added our response to it. Feel free to either e-mail the author (Kris), or us, with your comments.

How can you all worship nature when nature can not give you any happiness when you die?
I worship the only God Almighty and because of it, I am guaranteed a mansion in Heaven.

Remember, JESUS LOVES YOU!!!!!!

Port Isabel, USA - Tuesday, May 11, 1999 at 19:13:08 (EDT)

Hi Kris:

Thanks for your question. We do not "worship" nature, for that matter, we do not worship anything or anyone. We are part of nature, and nature is part of us. (Did you know that air that you are breathing now was once in the lungs of a dinosaur, or that the iron in your blood was once part of a star.) Of this we remind ourselves, and this enables us to treat everyone and everything around us as we would treat ourselves. Nature won't give us happiness when we die, but it fulfills us to brimming here on earth. When we die, we will go back to the earth (ashes to ashes, dust to dust). It is not important to us to have mansions, possessions, or have our souls saved. Our souls are ours, not to be judged by anyone but us, on our deathbeds. This is where we will determine if we have been good people, if we have tried to develop and better ourselves. If we have been kind and thoughtful, ethical and truthful. No-one tells us to do this, we decide for ourselves. It is a matter ! of self-responsibility, of realizing that there are consequences in the here and now for our actions. We do not worry about what happens after we die, we want to be the best we can, here. Thank you for your wishes, and we are glad that you have found happiness in the worship of your deity. Brightest blessings.

  The Yeti's Lair
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999 at 17:29:09 (EDT)