3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

The extraordinary becomes the norm

Reader comment on item: My Gloom: Back to September 10

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Dec 20, 2005 at 21:15

Humans have euphoric recall. That is why we always remember "the good old days". Pain and suffering are frequently forgotten and good times are remembered. A few historians and other concerned individuals will try to keep the events of 2001 alive, but most people will just absorb the events into their lives and, after repeated terrorist attacks around the world, they will view those events as normal. They will also absorb the culture of Islam into their lives, and will elect muslim leaders, sanction muslim institutions, promote muslim values, and adopt muslim laws. The children of today will become adults and say that is the way it has always been. One hundred years from now we will have a world culture that accepts waring local cultures and embraces Islam. Within two hundred years Islam will be the dominant world culture, and christianity and judaism will be minor if they exist at all. After 1000 years of muslim domination, a new religion may emerge. Look at the change from conservatism to socialism in the US in the last 80 years. Socialism is now the norm (as political correctness). Look at the decline and fall of the roman empire. The same progression occurred there. This is what people do, and this is how society progresses. The pendulum swings back and forth; change happens. Humans missed the message illustrated in the Bible. Humans defined God in their image and created religion in their image. God is creative laws. Heaven is not a place but a state of harmony where the creative law prevails. Satan is the human ego, the source of individualism, and conflict. Hell is a state of disharmony where the ego prevails. We will continue to experience this hell until we discover the secret. How many times will the human race go through this cycle before we discover the truth?

Have a nice day
www.grininbarrett.com
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to The extraordinary becomes the norm by Darwin Barrett

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)