No. Put very simply animals are not stupid like people. Some people just seem to hate trees. I love them and the birds that come into my yard to feed on them. Trees can be sold for money, so someone wants to cut it down and sell it! Especially forests. Trees make oxygen and wood from carbon dioxide in the air. “They are the lungs of the world!” But stupid humans cannot seem to stop cutting them down. The young people of the world will have to, somehow, force the stupid people in the world to stop cutting them down. A man in a town near me, camped up in his street tree to stop the council cutting it down. He actually lived up there for over 100 days! All the other trees were cut down and his was too after he finally came down. At least HE TRIED to save his tree. He was even on national TV! So many people think about their trees now that this man became famous because he cared about his one tree!
Those questions cover a host of very awkward questions that cannot be easily answered. Why? Well, the whole truth only comes out many years later! I can assure you that by the time you get to 50 years old many untold facts probably will have been told about this tragedy. That’s how things are today! Lies, and half truths are very common in high places in most countries these days. They all want to protect their image as ‘The good guys’. The others are the ‘Bad guys’ of course. A lady wrote a letter to the New York Times or some paper after those buildings fell. I heard on the radio that the letter simply said: “Really – what did you expect?” Meaning that the USA was NOT innocent of some quite bad things done in other countries. If Muslims did it, it is a bit like the question “Why are there Suicide bombers?” (see Q71). They would really believe that they are getting rid of ‘evil’ people. This world has always had similar evil things happen. Nero (a Roman Caesar) had many Christians killed, stuck on poles and set on fire – to impress on all Christian to ‘behave’ or get the same treatment. In World War II the Germans, under Hitler’s orders, killed 6 million Jews. 52 million died in all. God must hate it all, but they said: “God is on our side.” How wrong. Back to those ‘buildings’. There was a 45-story building not far from the two tall ones. It imploded (collapsed too). And, it seems that no airplane hit the Pentagon – the hole in the wall was not big enough to be made by an airplane and there was no fire. Many questions remain unanswered. And about: “All the bad things are happening?” I personally believe that the world cannot really support 6,000,000,000 people. Why? (my opinion) “The rich are not going to give up the money and ‘things’ they have and live more simply so that others may simply live.” Think about that. The poor people are getting desperate for a better life.
Q58 (Three questions in one): Why did Jesus come back? Why won’t He show up and everyone believe? Why does he make us die? I have to assume that you mean ‘come back from the grave’. First of all He said He would: “rise to life on the third day.” (Mark 8:31 & Luke 18:31-34). Nobody had ever said that before and nobody since, but He did. Coming back to life sets Jesus Christ apart, far apart, from any other ‘religion’ in the entire world. Rising from the dead was proof that His, and God’s promises come true. As for his ‘showing up and everyone believe’? They will not all believe! It was like that when Jesus rose from the grave. Be assured, many did believe but many still persecuted the 12 disciples and anyone who believed with them. God does not ‘make us die’. Our life on earth is like a ‘school of life’ that gets us ready for what is beyond the grave. The Bible says, "... we shall be like Him,” and will have a spiritual body like Jesus had, one that will never die. (See 1 Corinthians 15: 42-44 and Luke 24:36-43). He showed us the way. ‘Thanks God.’ I know it will be good in heaven with you. Please note, the ‘spiritual bodies’ will be for Christians in heaven and with no sickness or tears and sorrow.
It plainly depends on the choices you make with what comes your way. Some choose to moan and protest that life has been hard so ‘I will sit down and cry’. Others will see a problem that is really not a problem and make it their business to tell everybody how unlucky they are. Another makes friends with some group who they know ‘do crimes’ and it seems exciting. That is, until they finish up in jail because they all got caught. There is a great saying: “You lie down with dogs – you get up with fleas.” One good true friend is more valuable than gold and diamonds. They never gossip, lie to you or cheat. Hang on to that friend, and make yourself a true, reliable friend to that one. Such friendships can last a lifetime. King Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived wrote in the Bible 3,000 years ago, “If you want favour with both God and man and a reputation for good judgement and common sense, then trust the Lord completely, don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). Wisdom can be had too. Another Proverb goes: “The man who knows right from wrong, has good judgement and common sense is happier than the man who immensely rich.” (Proverbs 3:13–15). Whatever you do, do not seek to see the future from clairvoyants, or fortunetellers, EVER!
I cannot tell you and I’m sorry that he has gone. We all, in our hearts, want our Grandparents to live forever. That’s how it should be. However some of them can be mongrels and nasty characters and few miss them when they go. To have that good Grandad must have been great. Nobody can tell when his or her time is up or why. SO ... make the most of them while they are here and say, “thank you” to God for them every day and love them.