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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Red (10/01/09)

TITLE: We Are Carrying A Red Flag
By ThresiaPaulose varghese
10/07/09


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Our generation is carrying a red flag of danger in front of us always causing us stress and agony. We are the most unfortunate generation to have dug pits for our own all. God made our earth green and pleasant. But we have made it red and dangerous to live in.

God Made Us To Be Green

God created the earth and everything for making us happy. He has provided everything in nature to make our life a pleasant and happy one. “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good”. (Genesis 1:31)

Man Made Them Red

Man with his selfish motives of greed and envy has created dangerous things for his own destruction. He has made the green creation of God into red fire-filled dens of death. Day by day he is creating more dangerous things making himself more stressed and depressed. Depression and stress have become inevitable diseases of humankind.

The Present Generation Carrying Three Dangerous Bombs

At least until a few decades we have been growing up in the shadow of just one bomb-- the nuclear bomb. We have always been fearing that it could trigger utter destruction at any moment. But today we are growing under the threat of three bombs. Any one of them can go off at any time and set in motion a dangerous nonlinear, destructive change in the trajectory of our lives. The three dangerous bombs that we carryon our heads are: the nuclear bomb, the debt bomb and the climate bomb.

The Nuclear Bomb

We have produced most powerful bombs which can annihilate human existence in no time. Today the nuclear threat is not only from the anti-human countries, but also from terrorists, including suicidal jihadists for whom mutual assured destruction is a delight not a deterrent.

The Debt Bomb

The second bomb which is equally dangerous is the debt bomb everyone is carrying today. It has led the world towards serious recession. Every county has to face the consequences. Globalization has made it still worse. In India everyone has to bear debt of millions of rupees. Statistics say that even the US is threatened by this debt bomb as it has to go deeper into debt to recover from the worsening effects of recession. Just look at the record-setting price of gold, in a period of deflation. Selfishness and greed are turning things bad to worse supporting commercialism and consumerism degrading all moral values. Rich are becoming richer oppressing the poor who are becoming poorer. More than half of the world population is starving creating unrest.

The Climate Bomb

Third is the climate bomb, worst of all the three. We are building up carbon in the atmosphere to unprecedented levels, not knowing when the next emitted carbon molecule will tip over some ecosystem and trigger a nonlinear climate disaster, like melting the Siberian tundra and releasing all of its methane or drying up the Amazon. When the ecosystem collapses, we can expect anything at any time.

High Time To Realize And Turn Green

All these three dangerous bombs are man-made against the Will of God. That has made the whole humanity carry the red flag of utter destruction in front of us. Unless we realize and turn to God, these bombs may blast at any time!


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Jan Ackerson 10/11/09
A good cautionary essay!

In such a short piece of writing, you really don't need a heading for each paragraph. I'd eliminate them, and used the saved words for a personal anecdote at the beginning to "hook" your readers.

Well written, and thought-provoking.