This is my first thread on this site, so please be easy.
I recently watched a segment about Nostradamus and his predictions or I should say, theorist interpretations of his quatrains on the history channel. This show was primarily focused on these “newly” found pictures that they “believe” to be his. Through most of the show, the focus was on Dec 21, 2012, ( the day the earth will either end or change catastrophically.) During the show, they used what was supposedly scientific facts that are really going to happen in the year 2012 such as the three eclipses of the sun (which I myself can not find anything factual about it online.)
They also used the Myan calender, and other past philosophers to support their claim.
During the view of this show, and all shows alike. I commonly hear about how the world is going up “Pooh’s” creek. From family to friends and strangers to passerby, they all seem to state (in one way or another) that this world has become the Devil’s playground and we’re glad to have him.
Now I myself am not a religious person nor do I practice a belief. I was born a baptist and with a mother who practices Buddhism and many friends who follow different beliefs…along the way into adulthood I became agnostic. So, lets not make this about religion…please.
Any how, watching this show made me wonder as I do often why people think we have not progressed from savagery to socialism. History has shown progression or should we too add that to the list of a conspiracy theories.
Why do people believe the world to be worse off than anytime in human history? This is not from just the religious but from environmentalist to humanitarians.
Does the world today as we know it, not share more compassion for life and others than the days of old? Do we not enforce and influence “many” rights in our way of life and work that supports live and let live?
Do we not perform charity whether through money or physical help to strangers that we will never know? Try finding that in our worlds history books other than folklore.
Even creatures of today have gained from the fruits of our progression. Some would disagree and say they have suffered greatly because of it…and I would agree to an extent. But, I would also like to add that many of the negative affects was through ignorance and again, we still have evolved in understanding.
Yes, humanity can get ugly. The dark side of humanity will probably never change or go away.
Someone help me out here. Am I delusional? Have I given our present more credit than it deserves?