Readers of my posts know that nature is dangerous. Radical environmentalists who constantly assert that humanity’s relationship with nature would be fine if we would just “work in harmony” is idealistic nonsense to those with jobs in the outdoors.
Nature is safe when it is subjected to human service.
Consider dogs, domesticated hundreds of years ago, they are now a big part of the lives of many people. But their submissive behavior is often misunderstood as “love.” It doesn’t take long for dogs to regain their wildness if the sources of their subjugation have been removed.
According to the Inquisitr.com website (June 19, 2016 story entitled Stray Dogs Have Attacked and Killed Two People in Texas by Teri Webster) a 36 year old woman from Austin Texas was killed the week of June 12, and a 52 year old woman was killed in Dallas in May.
The Austin woman was simply serving court papers to a location when she was attacked by the dogs.
Why did the dogs attack her?
A reason isn’t known at this time, however, it doesn’t appear that anyone ordered the dogs to attack.
Whatever the facts, I would hope that people would treat this as a situation where we don’t go and blame the victim. Likewise, it is hoped that the county will do the right thing and euthanize the dogs.
Animals that kill humans should only have one opportunity to commit that action.
Ultimately, my point is quite simple. Nature is dangerous. Though certainly more dangerous than before the Fall (Genesis 3), Christians forget that Adam and Eve were commanded to take dominion over the earth before the curse even occurred. The Hebrew suggests that the earth was to be pressed into service. The assumption of scripture is that we are not in harmony with nature even before the Fall.
Regrettably, we forget this too often which ultimately leads to unnecessary deaths of humans.