Originally posted by 5senses
I like where you're coming from - your positive attitude. With more people like you, the world WOULD become a better place!
No question challenging times ahead, but with the right outlook and whatever preparation we can make in advance, we just might see the dawning of a
glorious new age...
Like I said, our current world is a modern stone-age. At some point in pre-history, man rapidly developed new technology (stone tools, etc.) in a
relatively short period of time. This is similar to the rapid changes in the past 50-75 years, the digital age and space age. Our computers are
essentially modern stone tools.
The stone age was a pre-historic Renaissance. The "Renaissance period" as we know it, was a sort of mid-point in the evolution of our civilization; a
burst of spirituality and creativity which yielded new scientific reasoning. 2012, End Times, etc. could be a post-historic Renaissance, possibly
being triggered neurologically by our own solar cycle (just a theory.)
Likewise, the current mindset of humanity is equivalent to that of the Neanderthal; a sort of iteration. We are modern cave men, and our thinking is
essentially pre-historic and fear-based.
Our civilization has come full-circle, and where we go from here is entirely up to us. I have a feeling that we are being driven against our own
fear-based thinking; hence the massive onset of Atheism. Perhaps this a way to protect our civilization from further compounding this fear-based
thinking. Seems like if there is a supernatural force out there in the world, it wants us to survive, evolve, and advance.
Regarding the "Earth evicting us," that thought is scary. What if it's not evicting us, but warning us to get our act together? What if the Earth goes
through a cycle which is intended specifically to drive humanity in a new direction? If anything, the Earth is trying to save us (and itself.) Again,
just another theory.
The sad part is, it seems like many people actually want the world to end.
Wtf is wrong with humanity? Life isn't that bad, is it? Or are we just bored?
Not to go off on a religious tagent, but I liken the "Savior" and the "Anti-Christ" to humanity as a whole, and the "Apocalypse" to the collective
decisions of humanity. We can be our own savior or our own worst nightmare.
Not saying faith is a bad thing, but instead of waiting for your Savior or Messiahs, why not be the Savior in the meantime? I'll tell you why:
humanity is lazy. We have this pre-conceived notion that someone is going to come rescue us, and that somehow our past, present, and future isn't our
own responsibility. That we should just lay down and sit idle until someone or something descends from the sky, or until we go extinct.
Maybe they're true, maybe they're not; the prophecies, but I think the decision has been left to us as a species to decide whether we want to survive
The crazy part is: given the current "apocalyptic climate," any individual or group of people who attempt to do anything amazing would almost
certaintly be declared: "The Anti-Christ" or "The Destroyer." Imagine for a second if someone had a cure for all diseases, or a formula for
immortality, or anything awesome like that. Would that person be considered a Savior? Not given the logic put forth in all the books. The nut-jobs
would almost certaintly hunt this person down, or drive this person into exile. Is this some sort of mechanism to prevent us from advancing as a
civilization? Just a thought.
Anyway, looking forward to seeing all of you guys in the post-non-Apocalyptic world.
I'll be riding in my hover boat over the flood plains. P.S. Don't kill yourself.
edit on 20-9-2010 by xiphias because: (no reason given)