posted on Oct, 11 2008 @ 02:54 AM
I truly agree with you both kid and shroom. I know that this might be off topic, but I find that the religions today crush spirituality. They teach
you to live in fear, as in you are going to hell if you get out of line and don't follow scripture step by step. That is the text book definition of
fear mongering. Spirituality to me is about exploring this world and in turn exploring yourself. I think that the Pagan religion had the right idea
too. God did not make us in his own image, we made God in our own image. God or Gaia, whichever you prefer, made and loves everything, from you to
the little speck of dust that floats around your room. We all come from the same thing, Imagination! That's simply my opinion though.
As far as what this world will look like in 10 years? I seriously am pretty worried. I believe that we will be living in some kind of nightmare, a
nightmare that everyone condoned, whether or not they knew they did or not, including me. It really is sad. I, personally love this place. I love
what it could have, and should have been. I blame it mostly on competition. Think about it. Competition breeds nothing but hate and envy. Each
Religion has had some kind of competition from the other, hate and war. Sports teams compete with one another, and this is mostly from the fans
perspective(I am a Yankees fan by the way), hate and war. Political factions, hate and war. Once again competition breeds hate and war. The winner
is better than the loser.
I am taking an Anthropology class right now and we are learning about a civilization that only allowed their hunters a certain amount of kills per
year because they didn't want the other members of the tribe that had killed fewer to feel bad because of that fact. They would put each others big
kills down so as to humble the hunter. I asked myself as I was listening to this, "Is that such a bad thing?"
To put it into perspective, has anybody humbled the people that have gotten us into this big mess? No! Sure, some of them were put on trial, but
they still walked away with their money. The winners the winner and the loser, well we have to look no farther than the mirror, and this has gone on
for at least a century!
To wind this all to long post up, I see a few winners, and a lot of losers. It will be a world where the winners continue to exploit the losers
simply because they were born into the resources, and the losers will continue to serve the winners because they have the resources the losers want.
As a matter of fact it will be a world much like today! Wait! Isn't that today? There's your answer.