Green

It is staggering when one imagines how intimate the process of creation was for our God. When forming matter to jealously and constantly scream “GLORY,” a certain amount of care and consideration goes into your work (let’s call that an educated assumption). There is an unmeasurable level of creativity and genius that consumes the world around us, from the water cycle and photosynthesis to the tiniest biological details of Melanie’s pregnancy. God is awesome (it is unfortunate that the word “awesome” is so overused). I preface my thoughts with these truths so that we understand that God was whole-heartedly involved in every detail of creation. So, with that in mind…I have this question.

Why Green?
An extremely annoying and ubiquitous thought I have had for quite some time deals with the motives of a certain Deity in His color choice. From trees to grass to plants to algae to weeds…all over the world! The next time you scan creation at any location outside of a desert wasteland, the color green will most certainly dominate the scenery. My question is a bit childish, I’ll admit, but why did God create chlorophyll to possess a hue of green. Like our beaded power braclets, does the color green really symbolize growth? I truly believe that God has done nothing without reason…so why green? After I typed the previous sentence, I stopped and turned my head to peer out a window. Without moving an inch, I can clearly see at least ten shades of green among the flora. Don’t get me wrong, I have no significant issues with the Lord’s color selections. I concede that pink or purple simply wouldn’t work. Also, we all know that green plants and vegetables are among some of the most healthy foods you can eat. I’m determined to believe there is something to this overlooked and overwhelming color.
To further provoke thought, consider this: Is my green…your green?
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  1. A few more thoughts.
    What about the following question…

    Why Blue?
    75% of the earth’s surface is water, and that appears blue from above the earth.

    Perhaps a better a way to put your green theory is this…

    Why no green? The fact is that when we see green, we are actually seeing every color except green. I think it goes something like that…I try to forget science because then I would have to care about global warming.

  2. A moment ago, I stood at the window at the Y.M.C.A. quietly observing the green that surrounded me. I noticed the sky. A giant blue expanse. I wondered…Why blue? In all seriousness, I literally walked back over to the computer to compose the first comment on my post asking that very question…but you beat me to it. Jerk. Great point. Ocean and sky…Why Blue?

  3. Yet another thought:

    Environmental factors can alter these colors. The colors are never consistent. They constantly change due to particular conditions.

    (At this point…I may be reaching)

  4. Consider this from Wikipedia:

    The term “green” does not define an exact color unless it is in conjunction with some standard like X11 colors or an absolute color space like sRGB.

    1. Uses of the color green:

    -Chlorophyll is responsible for the green color in plants.

    -Green symbolizes go in its use in traffic signals, railway signals and ship signals.

    -Fire escape exit signs are green in some countries, but red in others.

    -In the Middle Ages, green represented evil or demonic beings (including dragons) and sometimes love.

    -In heraldry, green is called vert.

    -In ancient China, green was the symbol of East and Wood, one of the main five colors.

    -In North American stock markets, green is used to denote a rise in stock prices. In East Asian stock markets, green is used to denote a drop in stock prices.

    -In night vision goggles, the color green is used to display the enhanced image because the human eye is able to discern the most shades in that color.

    -In auto racing a green flag signals the start or resumption of a race.

    -Green is a traditional color of the sacred science of canon law.

    -Because of its camouflage properties, green is typically used for the field uniforms for many military services. It is also used as the dress uniform for many land forces and marines.

    -Green is a symbol of Ireland, which is often referred to as “the Emerald Isle”.

    -The color is particularly identified with the republican and nationalist traditions in modern times. It is used this way on the flag of the Republic of Ireland, in balance with the Protestant orange.

    -Green also serves as a symbol of the Esperanto language. The color is particularly associated with the green star, and is seen too on the Esperanto flag.

    -Green is considered the traditional color of Islam, likewise because of its association with nature. Muhammad is reliably quoted in a hadith as saying that “water, greenery, and a beautiful face” were three universally good things. Also, in the Qur’an, sura Al-Insan, followers of Allah in Jannah wear fine green silk [1].

    -The emotion of envy is traditionally associated with the color green.

    -Green is the color of informational and directional signs in the United States and Australia.

    -The Green Screen was the common name for a monochrome CRT computer display using a green P1 Phosphor screen.

    -Snooker tableGreen is the color of the snooker ball which has a 3-point value, and is also a common color for the baize on a snooker table.

    -The Green Lantern is a DC Comics superhero.

    -The Green Arrow is a DC Comics superhero.

    -The Green Goblin is a Marvel Comics supervillian.

    -Green is the color generally associated with Plaid Cymru, the Welsh political party — but not for reasons of its political ideology.

    -British racing green is a popular color for cars. It was made famous by the likes of Bentley in the early 20th Century. It is the traditional color for race cars sponsored by British automakers.

    -In The Fifth Element, green is a fad expression popularized by talk show host Ruby Rhod indicating something trendy or stylish.

    -Bein’ Green — a popular song by Kermit the Frog

    -In Magic: The Gathering, green is one of the five colors of magic, consisting of nature-based spells and forest creatures

    -In Dante’s Divine Comedy, green is the color used to symbolize hope.

    -In many countries, especially those in the former Soviet bloc, green is the colour of the border guard.

    -In the United States Army, green is the color of the Military Police, whereas jungle green is the color of the United States Army Special Forces or “Green Berets”.

    -A Bloods set,The Lime St Piru,use green to identify their members

    2. Green substances:

    -Food colorings used for green include chlorophyll (E140 and E141), quinoline (E104) and, in countries where it is permitted, “Green S” (E142).

    3. Colloquial expressions:

    -Envy, one of the Seven Deadly Sins, is also called the green-eyed monster (after a phrase in Shakespeare’s Othello). A person suffering therefrom is said to be “green with envy”.

    -Substances that may impart a greenish hue to one’s skin include biliverdin, the green pigment in bile, and ceruloplasmin, a protein that carries copper ions in chelation.

    -Traditionally, someone who works well with plants is said to have green fingers, or a “green thumb”.

    -An inexperienced person is sometimes known as green, probably by analogy to unripe (i.e. unready, immature) fruit.

    -The word greenhorn also refers to an inexperienced person.

    -Aliens (of the extraterrestrial variety) are sometimes referred to as “little green men”.

    -People who are feeling ill are sometimes referred to as “green around the gills”.

    -“Green” is a slang term for marijuana, due to the color of the plant material.

    -“Being Green” can either mean someone who is new or someone who is overwhelmed and prone to desertion.

    4. “Green” as a political ideology:

    -Green politics and Worldwide green parties:

    -The environmental lobby or ecology movement uses green because of its common occurrence in nature.

    -Greenpeace, an ecological group, uses green because of its association with life and verdancy.

    -Europeans who carry this into the political realm are called Greens:

    -There are political parties known as “Green Parties” in over one hundred countries throughout the world (beginning primarily in Europe, though similar parties have taken root around the world).

    -The more generic term “green party” is used for parties that emphasize environmentalism, but it is increasingly out of favour as the Global Greens have succeeded in uniting almost all such parties under a Global Green Charter.

    -In the UK the ecology party became the Green Party.

    -A “Green Party” (or Faction) also existed in the Byzantine Empire for a while, but of course it had nothing to do with modern Greens. Rather, it developed out of a kind of chariot racing fanclub whose drivers used the color green to distinguish themselves from the opposing “Blue Party”.

    -The flag of Libya is plain green (the traditional color of Islam), the only current national flag of a single color.

    -The flag of Hamas is also green, symbolising their Islamist ideological path.

    5. Green as a symbol:

    -Green is the color symbolizing earth, nature, and in a broader sense, life.

    -It is also the colour of the back of U.S. currency (giving rise to the slang term “greenback”), and thus carries a connotation of money, wealth, and capitalism.

    -This is especially true in the U.S., but the symbol of the dollar worldwide makes it a wider symbol.

    -In North American stock markets, green is used to denote a rise in stock prices.

    -In East Asian stock markets, however, green is used to denote a drop in stock prices.

    -In stories involving King Arthur and his Knights, the color green signifies mystical or magical properties. An excellent example is in the tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The Green Knight accepted a blow to the neck with an axe – only to have his body pick up his head and ride away. Later, Sir Gawain received a green sash, a gift that protected the wearer from death.

  5. sweet mother…

  6. What if not green-

    Have you eaten any blue’s today? They keep you regular.

    What color would be symbolic for greed, jealousy, and envy?

    What color would the Packers be?

    What color would symbolize the legend of Ale-8?

    What color would a dollar be?

    What if it really were blue-grass?

    Would the Hulk be purple?

    or Godzilla?

  7. very interesting, nicholas

  8. “It ain’t easy being green.” – Kermit the Frog

  9. sucker change that link, blogspot is dead.

  10. Consider this:

    How about a new post?

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