3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.
As I have been going through old photo files on the computer, I laugh at all the bird images titled, “bird.jpg”. Some of these were taken back in Omaha, but several were taken here in Iowa the first couple of years after we moved. Until we became interested in them, all we knew was birds flew, built nests, ate and pooped. That is it. We just did not think about them. We were pretty ignorant as you will see how others are, as well.
Sometimes it is harmless, such as this fun blog entry I had found when I was looking up info about gulls. I could have written a similar thing years ago. She was not aware of migration patterns, the wide variety of foods gulls eat, or something nicknamed a “Prairie Gull” that nests in the Northern Great Plains. Oh and the fact, there is no such thing as a Seagull!
Other times, it is not so harmless. This blog entry is full of misleading information that is a detriment to the birds. She believes a bird broke the ceiling fan blade on her porch and spent much of her time ranting about birds. Her post is based on circumstantial evidence and I cannot imagine an impartial judge convicting these birds, if they could be put to trial.
Personally, I believe the biggest clue is in her early statement of hearing a crash while the movers were bringing in couches. The birds did not arrive until a few days later. She did not say what doors people were coming in and out of, but usually during a move, there is activity at all the doors into a house. So possibly movers were on her porch and no bird would try building a nest among human activity they are not accustomed to.
Later I was thinking, can it be possible for a bird to do this? NO. Narrowing it down to birds that use feathers for nesting materials and would go up into rafters, there are very few choices in North America. House Sparrows, Swallows and maybe Wrens. The largest of these is one ounce. This is the maximum weight of mail with a 46¢ stamp (US) on it. Unless there was already damage to the one fan blade, a bird could not do this thing.
It is fine that people are ignorant about birds. There are plenty of things I am ignorant about. But it is a sad thing in this day of instant communication when people’s views can foster damaging attitudes towards creation that already struggles because of our many actions done out of ignorance.