chrisb1 wrote: "The sky is blue and grass is green"
they aren't actually, they only appear that way to the human retina. in fact our color vision is inferior to many species. altho the light waves are the same the adaption of the senses has evolved very different perceptions of color.
"and Nature provided a near-panacea for all of its animals."
sure, until sleep walking humanity came along and stomped all over it.
"Unless you would like to question the authority of God and Nature perhaps?"
goodness its been my favorite hobby for 40 years to question the validity of every short sighted concept of divinity [and lack of respect for nature] that humankind has indulged in since standing on two feet. and i cherish having a brain evolved enough to do this.
is it possible chris, that its still beyond youre comprehension that there exists in Nature, on this actual tangible verdant planet, human beings unlike yourself, that are absolutely delighted to be here as natural flesh and blood bodies *only* completely and gloriously free of any need for a mentally and emotionally mind numbing conceptualization of god?