Dilemma of Modern Man – Peace becoming merely a dream.

If our thinking faculties lacks the requisite adaptability, flexibly and abilities to accept what we thought yesterday may not be the only realities then we are living in a kind of false world, as our thinking and approach towards life is no more dynamic. Most of mankind today for example is living with religious perceptions, created by scholars thousands of years ago, blindly believing as expounded by those minds of the past. Obvious result is that gradually mankind as a whole has divorced religion out of their lives, almost having given up on religion altogether. All 17-18th century scholars up to recent past e.g. Bertrand Russell turned completely atheists obviously making this impact on mankind as a whole, especially the so called educated Eliot. On the other hand there is a dangerous class of people emerging in all religions which has become too rigid in their centuries old ideologies, ending in a kind of extremist attitude mostly hostile towards all those who differ with them in their fixed ideas. This has resulted in religious fanaticism, referred as rise of Militant Piety by Karen Armstrong a scholar with spiritual approach in her thinking. A point of vital importance must not be overlooked here that those who have completely given up on religiosity don’t realize that they too have become exactly the same while opposing these fanatics, as rigid, in-accommodating and being on the other extreme; are also turning obviously to a same kind of extremism in their behavior towards anyone even if just trying to talk about religion. None of us realizes that those evil forces which always existed in one form or the other are taking the advantage of this situation, these opportunists like Pharaohs and modern day Hitlers, which by the way is continuing but in modern garb unidentifiable by most of us; are exploiting such elements to create havoc in the countries they intend to carry on with covert activities for ensuring the same old urge to dominate, a mad pursuit for hegemony as the only objective, an objective pursued by all past Pharaohs in one form or the other till to date. Words of Field Marshal Goering, a close associate of Hitler uttered before facing the gallows at Nuremberg might elaborate one aspect of the problem we are trying to unearth as to why humanity as a whole is suffering.

“Naturally the common people don’t want war. But after all, its the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is democracy or fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, people can always be brought to the biddings of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to tell them you are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.”

Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich Marshal, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II.

Not only that many parallels can be seen in this statement and the prevailing situation in the modern world but the worst virus emerging are the new types of government systems after World War II, best described as the Corporatocracy and Econocracy, a monster worst than Pharaohic Designs.

This topic is of vital importance but really gigantic in its magnitude requiring a lengthy exposition, however our humble aim here is to awake from a slumber caused by a dangerous rigidity in our thinking and be more flexible to understand the realities in their true perspective, unless we have gone into a state of indifference, lack of interest and concern; suffering from growing menace like apathy, one of the results of a typical capitalist mentality. However there is a dire need to dig deep and unearth what is causing the world the only home we have, day by day turning into unsafe place for us all. Let’s identify our real problem, our real enemies, as a cliché in eastern language portrays the situation in these words, “the real snake actually is born and is being brought up in our own very sleeve”. If we start thinking about such trends as a natural phenomenon with no other option, then we just wait for the Dooms Day, which too is no more there in our dictionaries as eschatology too has merely become an academic matter not a reality any more as religion too has become a matter having no value, a matter too orthodox to even talk about. But let’s not forget same old Pharaohs are exploiting us all having enslaved us like the Children of Israel, though we are all but the Children of Adam, the biggest reality is that we as humanity are being divide today for their heinous ulterior motives, ready to make us kill and consume each other. Time is now to wake up from this slumber the same Pharaohs have put us into.


1 thought on “Dilemma of Modern Man – Peace becoming merely a dream.

  1. Sondy Squirrelly

    Well spoken.
    I too could not understand why Bertrand Russell applied the wrong method of determining the validity of truth.
    One cannot use the scientific method to examine spiritual claims.
    The scientific method has flaws in its infancy anyhow.
    Scholarship errs to call The theory of evolution a theory within its own discipline. It’s a hypothesis that will NEVER be true no matter how they spin it. Punctuated Equilibrium, Spontaneous Emergence.
    Kierkegaard….said, First one must “suspend his disbelief.”
    I don’t espouse following Kierkegaard. Or Freud who said we need “work and love”.
    But I do know that’s true.
    “You will know be me by my creation.”. Romans.
    Washing your hands after working on the field. Brushing our teeth before bed. These are religious acts.
    So is regular fellowship and service to our communities needs. Prayer alone with our common God is a spiritual practice that must accompany religious rituals.
    Did we not learn that from admonishment of the Pharisees?
    A personal dialogue between ourselves and our God extends the religion we practice to a spiritual place of Revelation and Enlightenment. Humility and Discernment.
    My accomplishments may be noteworthy, but my humility had been more valuable recently, so I might serve better our common God because I lie prostrate before him and ask him to forgive and lead me.
    The wiser I become. The more foolish I realize I am. Common cliche for a reason…

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