The World Today

The World Today

Today we face an unprecedented set of problems relating to The Environment, The Coming One World Order, and the ongoing process of Spiritual Decline. We stand at the Abyss, at the steadily approaching threshold of unimaginable chaos, calamity, death, and destruction. But there exists a lasting solution to these issues facing humankind. It derives from the notion of the power of ideas and an idea so powerful that it’s effect upon the World will be most profound.

This chapter is about the problems that we, together as humans, face in present times. It concerns some of the ominous circumstances of the current age that threaten not only the wellbeing of collective humanity but also, perhaps, the very Environmental and Ecological systems that support life on Earth as we know it today. We will be showing that there exists an answer and an antidote to the ills of the Planet.

So, what are these most significant problems of the World? I find it useful to group these very major issues into four broad categories. We will list them here in outline and then elaborate upon them more fully.

The first category relates to the Environmental and Ecological problems of the World. Which includes issues relating to ecological destruction, resource depletion and atmospheric change, i.e., global warming. I also included in this category the problem of overpopulation which exacerbates these environmental issues though this might equally well be considered as a Social and Political problem.

The second category relates to the Problems in the Social, Economic and Political Spheres of human activity. Including problems relating to the ‘Coming One World Order’, that is the issues relating to the ongoing integration of all humanity into a single cohesive whole. We live in a World partly characterized, unfortunately, by corruption, oppression, exploitation, conspiracy, and injustice. And a world riddled with division, conflict, terrorism, and mutual distrust.

The third category concerns the spiritual problems of present times. This relates to the issues surrounding the process of Secularization and the reaction of Religion in the face of the rise of Scientific Rationalism, i.e., its falling away into Secular Humanism and degeneration into Religious Fundamentalism.

The fourth and final category concerns the problems of the age relating to the realm of ideas. That is the problems and puzzles which vex Scientists, Philosophers and Theologians. At first it may seem a little incongruous to consider these more academic problems in the same discussion as some of the more apparent issues mentioned earlier i.e., the Socio-Economic, Political and Environmental problems of this World. However, as we will later be showing, there is a fundamental relationship between the more abstract problems in this World in the realm of pure ideas and those that might be considered more concrete. That is, we will be discussing how ideas can and do impact on human affairs in powerful and often determining ways. Towards the latter part of this Chapter I show how ideas, and one idea especially, have the power to potential produce a lasting solution to the problems of this World.