I'd of course heard of the La Brea Tar Pits, the famous ponds that are in fact not filled with tar, but with asphalt, formed millions of years ago and which have yielded a treasure trove of ancient animal fossils.
I also knew that the La Brea Tar Pits were somewhere around Los Angeles.
Turned out the Tar Pits were in the back yard of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
And yet seeing the graphic scenes and images of the terrible, drawn-out deaths that those animals suffered in the tar pits made wonder why God created these sticky, gooey death traps for His/Her animals, and why God allowed those animals to suffer so? Surely there are enough fossil repositories around the world that these tar pits weren't absolutely necessary for the enlightenment of humankind? Why, then, was the animals' suffering necessary? After all, animals are not like humans, who for the most part create each other's suffering.
I do sometimes wonder what God is thinking.
What was God thinking when He/She created oil and allowed it to bubble up to the surface to entrap animals?
Not to mention, 2 million years later, humans?