posted on Feb, 5 2013 @ 11:23 PM
The thing which amuses me about these doomsday prophesies and so-called revelations is that we, the most advanced known society in history, seem to
collectively think that people who thought the sun orbited the earth were smarter than we are. Whats next? Are we to abandon astrophysics in favor
of the Greek theory of the Aether, or perhaps abandon chemistry in favor of alchemy?
While I certainly agree that some social wisdom of the ages has been lost, I tend to remember that in those ages of the Mayan and of the Sumerian many
people died on the sword and spear, which does not, to me, indicate a wiser society. Some would argue that in those days, men were free to govern
themselves, free of banks and big business; they had instead brutal monarchs and fanatical religious powers to govern them.
The world hasn't changed. Its only grown larger and more complex; we are free to knowledge and wealth which, sadly, we aren't wise enough to piece
together in a useful manner. I attribute this to the youth of the age. The world was a bloody, dark place for thousands of years; we've only had
what could be considered advanced technology for two or three centuries. It will take time for people to fully understand the way in which we impact
the world and each other.
This persistent belief that some calamity or savior will change the world serves only to distract people from bettering their own lives, from planning
for the future. I'm certain that a few who bother to read this post will think me ignorant, or a follower of the trends. I say to them that I have
at least formed my own opinions and, while I have available the same sources as anyone else, did not require the writings, opinions, or consent of
anyone in order to believe what I have said is correct. It amazes me, really, how so many seem to jump into a thread like this, which is conjecture
at best, and present their view as God's own truth only because some author they like has a similar opinion.
And for the record, I'm sick of people calling others sheep. It was old ten years ago, and if nobody else has noticed, those who think they are
wolves will all brag about being rogues. They spout the same rhetoric, wear the same clothes, watch the same movies, and read the same books,
thinking that they're edgy and cool. They're just furry sheep themselves. Thorin would laugh his @$$ off at the lot of them.