Welcome to Roger’s Take on Religion: An Inclusive Perspective
It’s easy to believe that at the last minute on that sixth day, God made a dreadful mistake by adding humanity to his creation. We are such destructive beasts, both toward one another and all that stands in our way.
Consider the short-lived life of Harambe, the Western lowland gorilla shot to death at the Cincinnati Zoo after a 3-year-old boy entered his enclosure.
Much public emotion was generated by the zoo’s decision to kill Harambe in order to save the child. Charges of negligence were even considered against both the child’s mother and the zoo.
Here’s the real issue. Considering our close genetic and emotional kinship to the great apes, how can we justify keeping them in cages for public viewing?
Here’s My Take: Realizing his “Sixth Day Mistake,” God sought to rebound by sending a child into the world to free humanity from its destructiveness.
“The wolf will live with the lamb; the leopard will lie down with the young goat. The calf and the lion will graze together, and a little child will lead them.” (Isaiah 11:6)
Perhaps this child sensed the pain of the captive Harambe. Out of compassion he climbed through multiple barriers to open the great ape’s cage and set Harambe free.
Free Harambe! Free Harambe! Free Harambe!