Quo Vadis, Humanity?

ClownDncnRoman Catholics are Christians; their numbers in the West are shrinking.So are those of Protestants. In the Moslem world, the numbers of committed believers also shrinks. Too many precepts of each faith are becoming ignored as people discover modern technology and its related improvement in human lives. That discovery is accelerating as the technology proceeds.

The results are very different. Christians falling away from their rigorous faith are today, content to leave their neighbors in peace; Moslems imstead. rise up in ‘holy’ rage to murder any who refuse to adopt whatever the thugs feel pleased to mete out. This is construed Allah’s Will. Why?

It is simple; Christianity rests upon individual responsibility for conformity to God’s Law; Islam rests upon individual submission to Allah’s Will as imposed by others. Dissident Christians may burn in Hell; dissident Moslems (or non-Moslems) must be sent there by the pure. The pure know who they are; their Imam or Ayatollah tells them. (Submission, remember?)

So Islam is coming apart (slowly) as folks vote with their feet for decent lives while Christianity is dissolving (faster) as science provides more comfortable lives than those early Church beliefs provided. Our species prefers the easy way, right?

The enormous joker in this deck of marked cards is that the wealthy West that has motivated the collapse of primitive and miserable Islamic folks’ belief in the Prophets’ road to happiness is going down the drain as fast as the Islamic places; it just has further to fall. Somewhere, a mighty Creator is laughing …

Eyeballing our history, just as Romes’s abandonment let to the (originally) Christian, modern West, we expect the current abandonment of Christianity and at greater length, Islam, to lead to some form of more advanced, hopefully (no bets) more functional culture. Eventually, after sufficient numbers have died and economies have stultified and exhaustion has set in. Not soon.. And our only available tool to assemble this progress out of current dissolution, is our garden-variety, (i.e, corrupt) politicians.

But if one considers it, that has always been the case, and look where we are today compared to say, 1919 when some 12% of American homes had bathrooms if our reading is correct. Or go whole hog and compare us to the way the lifestyles of the Neanderthals.  We may not amount to much as individuals, but our species has come a long way and it’s a reasonable bet that it will continue into the future. That seems to be one thing that it is designed to do.  And to us, that seems a miracle.

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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8 Responses to Quo Vadis, Humanity?

  1. Rawclyde! says:

    Thank God the Obamasiah is our leader ~ Hallalujuh!

    • Jack Curtis says:

      Well, we in our collective wisdom, chose him. I wonder whether, in these days any “leader” we choose will be much different? Unless perhaps in style….

      • Rawclyde! says:

        I was horrified with Bush Jr. at the time he was in office. But after reading some of his book Decision Points ~ I find he wasn’t so bad. In our collective wisdom we chose him also. Very good point.

  2. To reduce people to slaves you must first strip away any value system which accords them human rights. Religious morality the foundation of secular morality proscribes using people just as tools for profit or power, and encourages collective responsibility for each others well being. (In other words there are higher loyalties than slave submission to earthly powers. We are required to exercise a base minimum of morality in ourselves and our interactions with others). Destroy religion, what follows is the collapse of the moral foundations grown by religions, and everyone has lost the argument against those who would oppress them. Destroy morality and no one has any rights (other than might is right).

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