I don't really know much about volcanoes. Are fissures a good thing in general or are they a bad sign? Do they allow pressure to be released or are they something that happen before a major eruption?
From what I understand, it's actually a bad thing. While it may seem that the fissures are relieving pressure (and they are), the problem is that lava is draining out of the main volcano down under the surrounding land. The fissures are just indicating that pressure is building. As the lava level drops, large chunks of rock inside the cone are breaking off the outer rim and they can can block up the cone. Lava heats the ground water creating steam and the pressure builds up and the blockage results in an eruption hurling those giant rocks into the air. What goes up must come down. Some rocks can be as large as a refrigerator and weigh 10,000 lbs. You don't ant to be anywhere near this thing if that happens.
Also, in this case, the fissures seem to be slicing through the east edge of the island. Kind of like a tear parallel to the coastline. At some point, the far east edge may just break off, fall into the ocean and create an enormous tsunami. I heard it has the potential to create a wave 1000 feet high. Yowza.
Just learning this stuff myself and this is what I think I have gleaned from the experts.
Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” John 6:29
Just a personal and anecdotal observation...there was a big uptick in earthquakes in Hawaii today compared to the last few days when the frequency was slowing. Not much about it in the news, but this is still a very serious event.
Edit: 100 EQ's in Hawaii in the past 24 hours @ 2:30 ET 5/25. That's a serious increase over a couple days ago.
EnochWalked: sesquip: That's a good point, but I still think that the owner of a privately owned company doesn't necessarily have a moral duty to damage the value of their company by publicly supporting unpopular causes. Brave to do so, but maybe donate anonymously.
Dec 5, 2019 3:56:02 GMT -6
fitz: But you can't donate anonymously as a corporation. A legitimate company puts every single penny on the books, so no longer anonymous. See a CEO answers to a board of directors...so its not a question of publicly or privately held.
Dec 5, 2019 14:54:19 GMT -6
fitz: sesquipedalian what you are basically saying is that a Christian cannot be the CEO of a big corporation. No matter what business decisions he makes, eventually he will make one that other Christians think is immoral and anti-christian. Can't win.
Dec 5, 2019 14:57:22 GMT -6
fitz: even though he was just doing his job...which is not to be a shining example of a Christian CEO in the business world, though that's a noble pursuit, his main focus should be making money for his bosses.
Dec 5, 2019 14:59:10 GMT -6
fitz: Else he's a bad employee...which isn't very Christlike either.
Dec 5, 2019 15:00:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: fitz: I think if a CEO owns a corporation, he can pay himself whatever salary he wants from the company's money, and then anonymously donate that. I suppose that move wouldn't be very popular with the employees, or make the company very competitive.
Dec 5, 2019 15:41:33 GMT -6
sesquipedalian: It really is disappointing to see two Christians trying to justify abandoning moral principles for the sake of profits and worldly favor. Never mind the fact that Chick-Fil-A already had sizeable profits and tremendous loyalty from their customers.
Dec 5, 2019 17:17:51 GMT -6
mike: Weighing in again, I'm disappointed. In this world there aren't too many righteous stories to be "proud" of. This was but is no more. That's the part that caused my reaction. If I boycott them I have to boycott everything
Dec 5, 2019 21:41:56 GMT -6
Bora: They had it and then they were brow-beat and lost it. To bad they caved as they had my admiration but now no. They are simply the strong that backed down in the heat of battle.
Dec 6, 2019 8:12:51 GMT -6
Joecool: Since God was always all-knowing, that means He not only knew us but He was thinking about us before the foundations of the world
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:13 GMT -6
Joecool: No sense in worrying about the battles since God is Always with us.
Dec 6, 2019 10:17:59 GMT -6
EnochWalked: sesquip: I don't think I was trying to justify "abandoning moral principles" and I'm sorry if it came across that way. I was just trying to show empathy for Christian company owners who choose to avoid controversy in order to keep their business operating.
Dec 6, 2019 16:15:01 GMT -6
EnochWalked: If the owner of Chick-fil-A had been motivated only by personal greed, or avoiding personal embarrassment in the eyes of the secular world (as your first link suggests, without evidence) then I would not justify that, but I don't know his heart (God does).
Dec 6, 2019 16:18:28 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The company is still giving to charities concerned with "education, hunger, and homelessness.", which still seems moral to me, and I wouldn't feel comfortable condemning them for that. ("He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone" Jn 8:7)
Dec 6, 2019 16:23:37 GMT -6