Originally posted by sbctinfantry
Originally posted by 1littlewolf
reply to post by sbctinfantry
I guess the real question is what, sbctinfantry, do you think is the call mark of an advanced society? Is it technological innovation, or something
else? Apart from pointing out the fact that we just live a slightly longer, polished version of life 2000 years ago you haven't really given any
indicators of what you think would make us more advanced.
Simply put, Love.
More complicated would be to say that instead of formulating a whole society structured on profit and commercial gain, a society based on love of
equal technological stature would be far superior in many ways.
The majority of the wealth of the world wouldn't be monetary, nor would it be pumped toward wars.
The majority of advancement would be to benefit humanity, not bank accounts and shareholders.
I am basically saying that we have some evolving to do before we can ever really ebmrace the stars. I don't see any real solutions during our
lifetimes, and I believe that the gap between the present is going to be a long and hard one.
In the end, I hope love prevails and we become a race worth seeding the stars with. What is the point of doing it with our current ideals and
standards for society?
1 Corinthians 13
1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of
prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I
give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is
not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts,
always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will
pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked
like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a
reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Great answer and I totally agree. What I disagree with is the general pessimism that seems to pervade a lot of peoples answers when they talk about
the present or future state of the world. I believe humanity as an entity in itself is moving towards something. What that something is I do not know
(global conciousness....?) however I have faith enough that it will be good. And whatever it is we are moving towards it at an ever increasing pace.
The world is more connected than ever, the rate of technological innovation is growing faster and faster.....
What you see now are the teething pains of humanity as it gets used to the fact that for the 1st time since the evolution of man 200,000 years ago, we
have gotten to a point where our actions as humanity can actually effect things globally. This began happening around the time of the industrial
evolution but it has only been since the 80's that we as humans have actually recognised the the global ramifications of our actions. And only now (20
years later) are we even attempting to fix it. Humans have been doing whatever they want for so long and getting away with it, it is very difficult to
break out of that thought pattern.
There is always a lag time between technology and learning how to use it responsibly. But if you do believe in a higher power or a universal destiny
then you also have to admit that there is a reason the world is currently in the state it is in. We as humans now have so much power to implement
change, yet the majority of people still operate on a very baseline, reactionary level of thinking. They are still only taking care of number 1,
without realising what they do can now have a massive ripple effect. Or their thinking is influenced by very outdated religious ideals, or its not how
their mother used to do it back in the 70's, or they are simply so caught up in the material world they fail to see the bigger picture
But things are slowly changing within the consiousness of the world. Possibly only because all the mistakes we've been making are finally starting to
effect people and governments financially. But they are changing.
The something I alluded to earlier may be a NWO, a change in global consiousness, possibly even a further innovation in the field of renewable energy.
I have very serious doubts that it will have anything to do with reptilians, the rapture or the illuminati but whatever it is we are moving towards it
at an ever increasing rate.
And I think it will be a good thing. Why? Because the world is big enough and ugly enough to take care of herself, and we are all part of that world.
Sounds a little wishy washy new age-ish i know. But things are much simpler than most people suspect.
I consider myself very fortunate to live during this period where global consciousness has begun en masse to slowly shift. The reason all of us
currently live in this time period is because we are meant
to exist at this time. The mark each of us are destined to leave upon this world was
due to begin when each of us were born, and is due to finish when each of us die.
Amore et lux.
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