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Seeking the True Light

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Aug 12, 2021 at 12:33

Reader Prashant continues an exploration of how many see secularism as a means to dull the religious edge of fanatical pursuits that cause more and more divisions in societies that appear unable to bring peace in spite of era after era of conquests of empires that fail to observe one rule of humanity: humanity cannot solve its bitter issues of how to get together unless a higher bar, an observance of a power higher than humanity's ability to enforce, is established for all to give obeisance to the rule of that higher law.
History is full of demonstrations of the inability of humanity to rule in the affairs of men.
Of the more easily demonstrated attempts to search out paths to peace, in the Middle East, the beginnings of Israel tells of one familial narrative where, after being released from Egypt, the processes of establishing a Jewish nation, originally a theocracy, then a monarchy, then a satrapy, then a non-functional community that is still attempting to determine a destiny, all the while failing to follow the plan ordained from its inception with the Patriarch Abraham.
Now, the rest of humanity, going from empire to empire (according to the same modelling as found for the Jewish Nation), passing through history in a tortured quest for relevance in world events, sought to invest in a process by the wrong thinking that mankind had a capability to ascent to self rule, failing miserably through the tortured deaths of entire societies that did not conform to the insane idea that a single human knew how to rule; when it is obvious that no one human has the capacity to rule in their own lives, let alone take on the futures of thousands, millions, billions of lives that cannot be encompassed in a mortal mind.
The ancient thought of a mortal being 'deified' and given charge over a community passed from being theocratic to eventually democratic (rule of the people), all failing for the above mentioned failing, mankind's incapacity to make just determinations that affect the multiplicity of entire populations. That was disrupted only once, when on a parallel track of history, One did achieve that capacity; but He was dismissed for lack of being understood.
Because of Him, religious affinities were dismissed and replacement religious affinities were substituted.
Mankind today is now living in the aftermath of religious affiliations that cannot find its way to the future for it cannot see the future. Secularism is sought instead; but here is the cautionary tale. It cannot see the future either, for mankind is still stuck with the idea it can save itself.
Pakistan is a segment of the region that has been trapped in its own attempt of escape from religious imperialism; it borders with Afghanistan that is now entrapped in a attempt to regain that which they think they can retrieve; they cannot.
The light of dawn requires a source of the light of truth; and this is not forthcoming for mankind does not have that within itself. To retrieve that light, it is suggested here that restoring to the Jewish model of governance, the original model (Deuteronomy 32, 33,), be sought. Otherwise, it's here we go again.......

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