One human said to another: “This thing called air; do you believe in it?” Immersed in air from our first breath to our last; we’re oblivious to air like a fish swims in water.
Still here, the Greek gods of the sea, underground and sky were wakened by humans in the 20th Century. The god of oceans and rising sea levels, Poseidon fuels hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons. The god of the dark underground world of geology, marshes and methane hydrates, Hades fuels methane burping and throws a major tantrum when awakened. The god of sky, cloud and thunder, Zeus has a fever and seems increasingly pissed off.
The gods have exaggerated personalities and are plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions despite their immortality and superhero-like powers. However, humans interfered with the air by increasing the CO2 in the atmosphere. This awakened the sleeping giant gods from below and above, and they started acting wildly and uncontrollably. The home of the gods has a temperature hotter than at any time for three million years.
American Christians have no power over the gods of sea, underground and sky. Americans believe that we are the dominant nation on the planet, that we wield the power and that we are entitled to exploit other humans and species. This arrogance, presumed rational control, and technology give us the illusion of mastery over the earth.
Living on the earth with each other for hundreds of thousands of years, the recent deaths of forests, animals and humans progressed until the gods were awakened to the ecocide. WWII caused the genocide of over 6 million humans. Ecocide will reduce the global population by one billion humans and risk generations of harm to billions more in the future.
This thing called air; do you believe in it?