Recently the H2 Channel has started a series of programs which go by the title, " Serial Killer Earth". They show people, and property, being destroyed weekly by natural disasters. My problem is not with the content so much, natural disasters are historical, but with the title which implies that Mother Earth, Jord to us, and Mother Nature, who I see as an invisible Goddess with immense power, do these horrific things on purpose over and over again like a serial killer.
Jord, and Mother Nature, are not responsible for our poor choices of where we choose to live and build our towns and cities. Is it Jord's fault that we here in America built huge cities along the San Andreas Fault ? Is it Jord's fault that cities still exist at the bases of Volcanoes ? Is it Jord's fault that we choose to build nuclear power plants near active geological sites, right on the coast where there is a history of earthquakes and tsunamis ? Is it Mother Nature's fault when we choose to build towns and cities along rivers, and other known flood zones ? And is it Mother Nature's fault when we build wooden houses above ground in what is commonly called tornado alley in the midwest ? HELL NO !
The blame has to be put squarely on the unthinking human beings who still have not learned that Mother's Nature and Earth, are living entities, who from time to time, and as a part of their natural cycle of life, cause tectonic plates to shift causing earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanoes, violent storms etc..... They do not, however, do this with the purpose of knowingly hurting people here on Midgard. We are simply in the wrong places, and at the wrong moments in time, when these events happen. And most of the time it is our fault. To blame Mother Earth Jord, or Mother Nature is just plain wrong.
I understand fully what the H2 program, " Serial Killer Earth ", is trying to show. And that is the raw and immense power of these two entities. The title, however, to someone like me who sees these entities as Goddesses, is for me a form of blasphemy against both the mother of Thor, and the Goddess I call Mother Nature. A different title is called for in my opinion !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love and Thor's protection !