posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 05:55 PM
This can be looked at as a singular symptom of an ill society and a civilization in decline. Apathetic, self absorbed and materialistic; that is the
what the world has become. It is said that maturing societies pass through three stages: barbarism, civilization, decadence and then eventually, back
to barbarism. Whether that is the natural path all societies will take, i cannot say (I certainly hope not), but even if it is, this is no less
Can a societies moral integrity ever really be recovered once it has been lost? Does somebody have to hit the metaphorical reset switch? Does that
even matter in the context of moral relativism and changing times? Is the only way to teach people the true value of existence to take it away? It's
things like this that make me wonder if we (as in humanity and its current evolutionary and spiritual path) need periodic catastrophe to remind us
what we are worth.
To paraphrase my favourite fictional Admiral, "We must ask ourselves not if we can be saved, but if we are worth saving."