EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: GLOBAL RELIGIONS

V 08 11 2004   j. p. krol

WHEN THE "MODERN" HUMAN BRAIN BEGAN TO EVOLVE, THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO, OUR ABILITY TO DEVELOP WORDS AND LANGUAGE EMERGED WHICH ALSO INCREASED OUR POTENTIAL FOR ABSTRACT THOUGHT AS WE KNOW IT TODAY .

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IT IS ALMOST CERTAIN THAT THIS ALSO CREATED THE BASIS FOR RELIGION AND COMPARABLE SYSTEMS SINCE MAN COULD NOT POSSIBLY HAVE "EXPLAINED" HIS COMPLEX AND OFTEN FRIGHTENING ENVIRONMENTAL VARIABLES ON A RATIONAL BASIS .

TO CONSTANTLY LIVE IN CHAOS WITHOUT "PURPOSE"AND IN FEAR FOR THE UNPREDICTABLE FOR A LONG TIME WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN OPTION. THE ONLY LOGICAL SOLUTION WOULD BE THAT GROUP LEADERS (THAT HAD EXISTED LONG BEFORE, AMONG DIFFERENT LIFE FORMS) . WOULD NOW USE THE WORD TO DEVELOP SYSTEMS THAT WOULD ALLOW HUMANS TO LIVE IN A PEACEFUL STABLE STATE IN EQUILIBRIUM WITH AN ENVIRONMENT THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD "UNDERSTAND" AND " PREDICT " .

RELIGION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THESE SYSTEMS AND THE CONTENTS OF IT HAS DIFFERENTIATED CONTINUOUSLY AS GROUPS OF HUMANS BEGAN TO SPREAD ACROSS THE PLANET AND PERHAPS EMERGED IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS .

ONLY VERY RECENTLY, NOW THAT WE HAVE A WORLD WHERE EVERY HUMAN COULD BE INSTANTLY AND CONTINUOUSLY ONLINE WITH HIS BROTHERS ACROSS THE PLANET AND BEYOND, HAS THE NEED FOR A UNIFIED MORAL SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE VALUES THAT UNITE US BECOME INEVITABLE .

CONSIDERING THE AEONS IT HAS TAKEN FOR THE VARIOUS MORAL (e.g. RELIGIOUS, PHILOSOPHICAL, POLITICAL AND LATELY SCIENTIFIC ) SYSTEMS AND THEIR RELATED POWER STRUCTURES TO DEVELOP IT IS COMPLETELY LOGICAL THAT SUCH A TRANSITION TO UNITY CAN HARDLY BE EXPECTED TO BE ACHIEVED WITHIN ONE GENERATION .

THE INDIVIDUAL HUMAN MIND -WHICH IS OUR INTERFACE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT- WITH ITS CONSCIENCE, BASICALLY LASTING AT LEAST A HUMANS LIFETIME, IS A COMPARATIVELY STABLE SYSTEM INCORPORATING THE EVOLUTIONARY BASE MECHANISM TO RESIST CHANGE UNTIL THE PATH IS CLEAR .

HOWEVER, SUCH IS THE ESSENCE OF EVOLUTION , THAT IT MUST ALSO INCORPORATE CHANGE . . . WHEN THE PATH IS CLEAR . . . AND IT IS BALANCING BETWEEN THESE ODDS THAT WE MUST FIND OUR WAY .

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COPYRIGHT J. P. KROL

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :  GLOBAL RELIGIONS 2

(THIS TEXT FOLLOWS DIRECTLY AFTER MORE . . . IN GLOBAL RELIGIONS 1 ).

ALTHOUGH AMONG MY OWN ANCESTORS ON BOTH FATHER AND MOTHERS SIDE WHERE MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN WESTERN RELIGIONS MY MOST IMPRESSIVE MEMORY WAS OF ALLAH WHEN, AS A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD BOY TRAVELLING THE AFRICAN DESERT ALONE ON FOOT, I SAID PRAYERS WITH THE BEDOU IN THEIR TENTS AND THEY GAVE ME GREEN TEA IN THOSE LITTLE GLASSES AFTERWARDS. IT NEVER OCCURRED TO ME THEN THAT ALLAH AND GOD WHERE DIFFERENT OR THAT MOHAMMED AND JESUS CHRIST HAD NOT BEEN BROTHERS - LATER, AS AN AIRLINE PILOT, I COULD PAY MY DEBT TO THE BEDOU BY TRANSPORTING MANY HADJI’S TO THEIR HOLLY SHRINE IN SAUDI ARABIA DURING THE HADJ - .

WITH THESE MEMORIES IN MIND IT IS NOT EASY TO THINK OF THE CRUSADERS USING THE SIGN OF THE CROSS TO CONQUER THE HOLY LAND OR OF OTHER RELIGIOUS LEADERS MOTIVATING HUMANS TO FIGHT HOLY WARS.

BUT THEN AGAIN, PERHAPS NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LIVE IN INCREASINGLY HOPELESS SITUATIONS WITH NO FUTURE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND WHAT SUCH PROSPECTS CAN DO TO THE HUMAN MIND.

IT IS PERHAPS THE GREATEST GIFT OF OUR TIMES THAT WE NOW HAVE INTERNET TO INSTANTANEOUSLY SHARE OUR THOUGHTS WITH OUR BROTHERS ALMOST ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SO THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER AND

. . . HELP OUR SHEPHERDS TO HELP US . . .

COPYRIGHT J. P. KROL

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