To answer the question posed by Dean Hulse, yes, we could live without oil, like Jesus. Of course, oil, then, was used to light lamps, but I digress.
Living without oil, and the benefits derived from its byproducts, we too could anticipate a life expectancy of 25 to 35 years, die from diseases completely unknown but nonetheless deadly, travel the unheard of distance of 25 miles in a day, drink water from a “safe” common village well and consume foods packaged in palm leaves with a shelf life measured in days, not weeks or months. Sounds like a real treat. And we wouldn’t have cell phones.
Yes, Dean, the oil-less life is for me!
Bob Seigel lives in Moorhead
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