Solar Bankruptcy

Not that you need one more thing to worry about, but with Earth’s magnetic shield weakened by 9 to 15 percent, and scientists saying that in the next 15 years or so another coronal mass ejection like the Carrington Event of 1859 will probably fry all the bank computers and wipe out the records of our financial holdings, maybe it’s time we made some simple adjustments.

Like hoarding freeze-dried food, buying noncollectable silver coins, and learning how to grow vegetables?

I don’t know.

Another option would be to believe those who tell us that the circuit breakers in today’s grid will protect us. “I’m sure we’ll all be perfectly safe.”

Either way, this video is an important message from a bright young mind…

It’s charming how Anton Petrov smiles right through predictions of global disaster. From his LinkedIn page, he appears to have a Christian background of some sort. All the more reason to appreciate his delivery, says I.

For people of faith, it’s tempting to use any dire warning from scientists as a springboard to proclaim superiority: “If God allows this, so be it. I have bigger fish to fry… spiritual fish.”

From studies outside my expertise, I strongly suspect that Noah and his flood story were not mythical inventions but historic realities, at least in the broad strokes.

If this is right, the religious elites of Noah’s day surely said to him, “Have a little faith, old man. Stop worrying about the things of this world and get rid of those stinking flamingos.”

Back in the day, when the fundamentalist church I belonged to was transitioning from “salvation by works” to “salvation by faith,” the reformers abhorred Benjamin Franklin’s words, “God helps those who help themselves.” They would have disliked the original Greek saying even more, “The gods help those who help themselves.”

But Ben and the Greeks were right, I think. Noah would have agreed. And James, too.

Speaking of James, what do you make of this, attributed to Jesus in the apocryphal Gospel of Thomas:

“No matter where you come, it is to James the Just that you shall go, for whose sake heaven and earth have come to exist.

Wow. I mean, geocentric religion is one thing, but the whole cosmic enchilada was created for brother James?

It reminds me of how some Christians think that their church is the most important thing in the Universe from God’s perspective. “And don’t be ridiculous, there’s no way God would let my church be devastated by a blast from the sun.”

Maybe that’s right. But possibly that belief will someday be about as apocryphal as the Gospel of Thomas and the near-divinity of James.

So maybe it would make sense to care about solar activity and prepare for what’s coming.

Love and solar prepping,

Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD

4 thoughts on “Solar Bankruptcy

  1. I think much simpler, and the best way to look at creation, is to realize that you were put here for a reason. So in a major way, all of creation is actually for you, or might as well be. Whatever is within your reach may be used in fulfilling your purpose here on Earth. Jesus’ words are for individuals, intended as guides for living. He sums this up as, “Love God above all else” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Loving God is important so we do not try to be God, nor do we substitute money, politics, sports, nature, movie stars, food, exercise, clothing, good looks, etc, for God. For me, creation has always invited me to explore. I am not unique in that, but my very personal journey is unique. And for that, I think God.

    • I think you’re implying that you have a more spiritual way of looking at things, a simpler and not merely better way, but the “best” way. And the best way doesn’t concern itself with natural disasters, bank accounts or saving a pair of flamingos.
      Fair enough. At some point, I suspect that faith and denial can become confused, but I might be wrong. I often am wrong about important things.

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