posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 08:36 AM
Why should they come? This is my opinion, for what its worth.
Nobody can say that we, as a race, are perfect. This is a given.
But nobody can ever state with conviction that we, as a species, are inherently evil, either.
We’re somewhere between, loose in a twilight existence, wandering an uneven path that is littered with uncertainty and exhilaration, insecurity,
misfortune and struggle, hope, clarity and devotion. We feel lost in it, as we have no real direction. We advance technologically, but that is only an
achievement over adversity. Spiritually we still wade through a minefield of belief. Often these beliefs unify and stimulate immense intellectual and
philosophical growth. But what price growth if it is founded on sand and not rock?
Some may say that we walk this path blindly, as we often willingly shield ourselves to the plight of those who labour without the basics of life. This
may be seen as selfish, but it also can be explained as a debased, mutated survival instinct.
I have, you don’t, so I’ll survive, and you won’t.
And in numbers, we can endure the process of life with relative ease. Yet, the modern, highly populated world, for all its wonders, is still hard, for
some, to endure. It’s still a jungle, no matter how many clans there are.
Conversely, when we have plenty, we often desire more. We are willing to take what we want, and kill for it. Reasoning for these acts often stems from
our individual histories, and their influence in how we perceive inherent ethical or religious responsibilities. Those who defend are seen as
adversaries and liars, those who attack, thieves and murderers. Both factions, perversely, can be justified, as both will maintain what they insist is
a high moral posture. Again, our need to belong to a greater clan drives our impulsive and savage behaviour.
Whether conflict is imposed because of growing economic necessity, territorial disputes, religious bigotry or an imperial desire for cultural
dissemination, we’ll fight at the drop of a hat because we want to survive. And we trust the press of history and those elected to power when they
say to fight is right. Because we have to.
It is impossible to preclude the influence of the dizzying number of cultural philosophies and their accompanying methods of societal conditioning we
have been subjected to, as a marker and a foundation on which we can solidly explain this behaviour. Without them we would feel lonely, isolated,
With them, we belong to a greater, though impersonal whole. Individuality is lost amongst the masses. We are part of a demanding society, and expected
to play our role. The you becomes we. The entirety becomes our individuality.
You are lost within. You don’t count anymore.
But no matter how long we have been subjected to this habituation, all individuals still desire, at their heart, to know just what they, as a person,
represent. Society comforts and supplies, but it does not nurture the soul.
And because of that we can honestly say that we’re all the products of confusion.
Throughout the ages, many have professed to know precisely what we’re here for, to calm that confusion, yet can never provide proof. Still, we rely
on the faith they give us, and hold tight to the hope that that faith supplies, and anticipate that this trust in the indefinable will ultimately
We need to trust someone to tell us what to do and why we’re here, as without guidance we’re no one. Names and possessions and land mean naught
without their owner having the realization as to what, and who, they are as a living, opinionated, contemplative being.
Religions come and go. Many alter their credos because of public pressure, thus confusing the fundamental needs of many of their congregation. Most
stand in stark contradiction to each other. All decree their veracity. And still we listen, and take sides.
Philosophy struggles with the tumultuous inner workings of the mind, and attempts to convince that god is within, or does not exist; that if you
believe you are self-deceptive. Church tells you you’ll burn if you don’t believe. Thousands flock to see the head of one church, and the prophet
of the same faith is worshipped by insular, dwindling sects thousands of miles away.
We’re told man is an ape, and a product of divine decree. Science is said to deny the reality of faith in the divine, yet religious scientists
continue to adhere to their faiths.
Confusion. Because we don’t know what we are.
This may sound like a gloomy scenario. But it’s not.
We have an ace up our sleeve.