Maggots may be a deus ex machina to save us from global warming

Religion News Service | 7/10/2019 | Staff
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(RNS) — Because of the apocalyptic consequences of global warming, many are hoping for a miracle from God or science to save us from ourselves. Maggots may be part of that miracle, and if they are, it will show scientists can use one of God’s most revolting creations to save us.

Melting glaciers, rising ocean levels and the extinction of a million species are just some of the dire effects forecasted as a result of global warming. The impact on humans will be catastrophic, dwarfing the damage we have seen so far from hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, droughts and wars.

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The disruption of food supplies will cause millions to starve. Dried-up rivers and lakes and the flooding of coastal cities will force millions to migrate, making the current refugee crisis look like a picnic in the park.

If humanity ever needed to pray for a miracle, it is today, but most of us are disbelievers or at least agnostic when it comes to miracles.

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Years ago, there was a group of Jesuits working in a rural village in Latin America where the crops were failing because it had not rained. The priests were busy organizing the peasants to pressure the government to come to their assistance with irrigation projects and financial aid. Petition were circulated; demonstrations were organized.

When the government did not respond, the people came to the priests and asked them to bring the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe into the fields so they could pray for rain. The priests kept putting the people off, saying that “We don’t do things that way anymore.” Finally, the people made clear that if the priests did not bring Our Lady into the fields, they were going to burn the rectory down.

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So, off the procession went from the church into the fields, with rows of...
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