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Many pastors and preacher pimps have been spouting about the ‘End Times’ for a long time, but life goes on within us and chances are life will go on without us. For sure there are great imbalances in the real world that exist independently of our profound philosophies and idealistic ideologies. We cannot even reach and agree upon a general consensus for what kind of political-economy and form of government we should establish so we can have a semblance of social order and harmony between each other.
Our collapsing civilization cannot even be considered a humane civilization. In many ways we are devolving downward, not evolving upward and advancing as a species. We are consuming our limited natural resources as if they are inexhaustible. With all our fracking the ground we walk upon can fall out from beneath our feet in some spots on Earth. We shit and piss in our own teepees.
About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. ~ http://www.poverty.com/
The laws of nature will not allow imbalances such as now exist on Earth to go on forever without impunity. We kill each other over differences of opinion, over religion, over a look or a cigarette. Is it any wonder why we are an endangered species facing near term extinction?
The Internet with all its potential for education and global unity has become another Tower of Babel? Who hears the cries of our children or the silent sighs of our elderly? Who sees connected reality as it is? Where are the responsible adults in the world today?
Clearly we need a global paradigm shift in our collective global consciousness. We need to evolve from being human animals into being conscious humane beings with care, concern and compassion for all sentient beings in life.
When we are in a troublesome situation or quandary we should not be naive and ask what would Jesus do? We should boldly ask: What would a loving humane being do?
Paradigm shift – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Paradigm Shift – Defined:
WHAT IS A PARADIGM SHIFT?
In 1962, Thomas Kuhn wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolution, and fathered, defined and popularized the concept of “paradigm shift” (p.10). Kuhn argues that scientific advancement is not evolutionary, but rather is a “series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions”, and in those revolutions “one conceptual world view is replaced by another”.
Think of a Paradigm Shift as a change from one way of thinking to another. It’s a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It just does not happen, but rather it is driven by agents of change.
For example, agriculture changed early primitive society. The primitive Indians existed for centuries roaming the earth constantly hunting and gathering for seasonal foods and water. However, by 2000 B.C., Middle America was a landscape of very small villages, each surrounded by patchy fields of corn and other vegetables.
Agents of change helped create a paradigm-shift moving scientific theory from the Plolemaic system (the earth at the center of the universe) to the Copernican system (the sun at the center of the universe), and moving from Newtonian physics to Relativity and Quantum Physics. Both movements eventually changed the world view. These transformations were gradual as old beliefs were replaced by the new paradigms creating “a new gestalt” (p. 112).
Likewise, the printing press, the making of books and the use of vernacular language inevitable changed the culture of a people and had a direct affect on the scientific revolution. Johann Gutenberg’s invention in the 1440’s of movable type was an agent of change. With the invention of the printing press, books became readily available, smaller and easier to handle and cheap to purchase. Masses of people acquired direct access to the Scriptures. Attitudes began to change as people were relieved from church domination.
Similarly, agents of change are driving a new paradigm shift today. The signs are all around us. For example, the introduction of the personal computer and the internet have impacted both personal and business environments, and is a catalyst for a Paradigm Shift. We are shifting from a mechanistic, manufacturing, industrial society to an organic, service based, information centered society, and increases in technology will continue to impact globally. Change is inevitable. It’s the only true constant.
In conclusion, for millions of years we have been evolving and will continue to do so. Change is difficult. Human Beings resist change; however, the process has been set in motion long ago and we will continue to co-create our own experience. Kuhn states that “awareness is prerequisite to all acceptable changes of theory”. It all begins in the mind of the person. What we perceive, whether normal or metanormal, conscious or unconscious, are subject to the limitations and distortions produced by our inherited and socially conditional nature. However, we are not restricted by this for we can change. We are moving at an accelerated rate of speed and our state of consciousness is transforming and transcending. Many are awakening as our conscious awareness expands.
Reference: Kuhn, Thomas, S., “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Second Edition, Enlarged, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1970(1962)
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