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Originally posted by swanne
Finally, technological abuses (possibly both from the people and the elite) will become so widespread that a technophobe civilisation will arise.
Yet, at some point, will come along figures which will contest this philosophies, figures like Jesus Christ or Buddha. These will instead expose new lines of thoughts, and promote peace and selflessness instead. Because these points act as a moderator, and enables trust between one and another, many people will adhere to this more advanced morality, thus marking a rising trend on the Curve (see yellow dot).
Eventually, the power-hungry elite decides what's moral and what is not. They attempt to monopolize morality. In reaction, religions and morality are rejected altogether, due to their corruption by the elite. This event leads to the separation of belief systems into thousands of faces. Some start considering simply opposing everything which is religious and/or moral, and cite the example of the might makes right concept, as seen in animals, as a reference. Morality drops down the slope of the Curve (see violet dot).
Originally posted by Unity_99
Please do not contribute to the very real agenda that TPTB are attempting, in resetting cycles. There is NO NATURAL RESET. All energies are programmed to progress, advance, grow, given a Teleos Purpose.
Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
Unite humanity with a living new language.
Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.
So part of the hypothesis is absolutely correct, when a belief system is used for evil people divorce themselves from it, but I don't think it follows that morality will decrease.
Founded on April 30, 1966 c.e. by Anton Szandor LaVey, we are the first above-ground organization in history openly dedicated to the acceptance of Man’s true nature—that of a carnal beast, living in a cosmos that is indifferent to our existence. To us, Satan is the symbol that best suits the nature of we who are carnal by birth—people who feel no battles raging between our thoughts and feelings, we who do not embrace the concept of a soul imprisoned in a body. He represents pride, liberty, and individualism—qualities often defined as Evil by those who worship external deities, who feel there is a war between their minds and emotions.
I understand what you mean by philosophy displacing morality, but a few examples of bad philosophy doesn't mean philosophy is bad, and religion itself is a form of philosophy. I take it as you mean 'objective morality' is replaced by 'moral relativism' (sorry to put words in your mouth) but some morals are in fact given to us by philosophy such as inalienable human rights.
I suppose my other question, do you think our new found ability to record more accurate history will alter our curve? The internet has given us a unique tool for self inspection that we never had before, perhaps that might change our curve permanently?
Originally posted by CB328
Some wealthy people (church, talk radio, politicians) got on board with the war on society for their own selfish purposes (tax cuts), and we have had 20 years of propaganda about how our society is evil and illegitimate.
Now all of our advances are being outlawed or defunded like stem cell research, social safety nets, abortion, birth control etc.
I would also point out that corporate greed has stopped most useful research. Industry only works on trendy consumer products such as smart phones instead of making affordable housing, fuel efficient transportation, easy to grow food or anything else that would actually improve needy peoples' lives.
Originally posted by swanne
But at one point many selfish individuals, forming an "elite", seize the opportunity to wear this mask of "religious morality" and start waging wars to kill those they consider "immoral". Great examples includes the Crusades, and the Inquisition. Moral advancement stops rising (see blue dot).