So today in entomology class we discussed insects in regards to their roles as parasites and as disease vectors.
Well, I knew I was *not* in for a visual treat when we starting talking about bot flies depositing their larvae into mammalian hosts. Long story short, there was a slide with perhaps six different images of squirrels, (half of which were babies), infested with these bot fly larvae. And not only was I sickened, and horrified by these images, but, ultimately, they made me sad.
F.Y.I. The squirrels can, and do die from these infestations.
Stuff like this, that is entirely separate from "human evil" still makes me firmly believe that there is no god.
Ugh, if only you could see how yucky these pictures were, but the fact that they portray a *reality* made looking at them that much worse.
Competition, predation, disease, and death are *not* pretty things.
So, yeah, nope, I cannot believe in the existence of a god.