posted on Jun, 28 2008 @ 10:25 AM
Humanity will make gains, but in much longer time than an individual.
From the experiments, looks like group consciousness plays a big role in an individual's Life. So, perhaps the adage along the lines of "be the
peace/love/life/etc you want to have" is meant to counter this group think.
Thus, "love your enemies" or "forgiveness" is meant to inoculate the individual against group action. We tend to think of these things as
"religious" in nature, and certainly many "religions" don't dwell on these topics well
Hell, when you have religions fighting over who loves God more, who does God love more, who/how many will get into Heaven, who correctly interprets
scripture, oy vay the list goes on...Give me a moral atheist any day over a very religious person who doesn't act morally.
Oh, the story re the Good Samaritan...yes, it is a good one re time, because the Samaritan had to get off his ass to tend to the person, or at least
he was riding this animal in the versions I was told.
Oh, the best act of forgiveness and Love is to do it unconditionally, without expecting the other person to accept or love in return. Again, this
strengthens one against what others think. And one doesn't necessarily need a religion/be told by a church leader to do this. Churches can transmit
this information, but too often get hung up on dogma to do this effectively.