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Man's path to self destruction

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Jul 14, 2006 at 14:49

Melanie, you have every reason to be worried about the future of humanity on earth. Unless there is a higher power, we are on a path to self destruction. The history of man is replete with a chronology of violence, wars and destruction. From the time that Cain slew his brother Abel, humanity has been infected with violence. Regrettably, the four strongest tenets of our nature are vanity, jealousy, lust and greed.

Before Europeans discovered Canada, the second largest nation in the world, there were an estimated 250 thousand natives inhabiting that land. Warriors from various tribes were known to travel for weeks just to war against other tribes. This is not unique to Canada, as every country has a history of similar violence. In fact, the oldest records of history refer to conflicts. The only significant difference between the wars of 6 thousand years ago and today is the weapons we use. Six thousand years ago we fought with clubs, spears and arrows, today we fight with bombs, planes and missiles. Before 1945, man did not have the capability to destroy all life on earth; today we have the capability to destroy many earths.

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