Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What is in heaven, and what is on earth

There is always something worth reading in the Huffington Post.  these two news items happened to be next to each other. Some how that seemed like a message.

And now basic facts:
  • Population 7.5 millions (and, if you wish, additional 10-12 million Jews in the rest of the world)
  • Gross Domestic Product: :$195 Billions (IMF)
  • Literacy rates: 97%
And, Saudi Arabia:
  • Population: 28 millions
  • Gross Domestic Product: :$370 Billions (IMF), or $460 billions as per the World Bank)
  • Literacy rates: 82%
And of course I can talk also about who develops, manufacture and exports weapons on one hand, and who buys billions of dollars worth of weapons to corrode in the desert sand on the other hand (or puts the weapons to use only against small-firearm-equipped Arab and Muslim Yemeni rebels).

I guess one can have money, manpower, and access to education, but in the end what becomes of you depends on how you set your priorities and how you allocate your resources.

This reminds me of verse 18 chapter 24:
" for God makes [His] messages clear unto you - and God is all-knowing, wise!"
وَيُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ
Will we ever learn?

1 comment:

  1. How do you define mingling? Men and women not supposed to mingle? Even animals mingle.Maybe the animals know more than us. Who determines the people to flog and also how many lashes?