Originally posted on FaceBook.
This afternoon has been another spent in deep devotion and conversation with my God. One of the questions that I have not had answered before received an answer today. I wanted to know where everything with mankind went wrong. When did mankind lose its way and its faith?
The answer was a little surprising but not unexpected.
Mankind went wrong when it discovered farming! Farming untroduced needs that could not be met from the tribe. Farming needed more and better land so tribes fought over the best land and were merciless in its defence. Farming was labour intensive and attacks were made on other tribes to secure slaves to work the land.
As the farms grew more important it was necessary to have trained warriors to defend them and these costs had to be recovered by using even more slaves to do the work so that there was more money left to pay the warriors and ensure their loyalty.
As hunter gatherers, mankind was subject to the harsh laws of nature. A long hard winter could see tribes being thinned out as members died of starvation as food supplies ran out.
Farming enabled the tribes to set aside so much food that winter deaths became rare – the tribes expanded. Eventually the farms had to organise themselves for their own protection. Towns and villages grew and the demand for food and wealth became insatiable.
Social order was imposed so that the few controlled the many.
Mankind is now a massive element that has permanently destroyed the natural order of things.
Comfortable survival is no longer seen as enough – idiotic geegaws are needed. How is it even remotely reasonable that mankind should have several factories that produce ONLY rubber ducks?
As for faith, it seems we lost that when we refused to believe in the circle of life.
Fanciful tales were created all over the world to explain that death is really only the door way to a new life. Our contentment with our place in the world and the belief in the circle of life were destroyed by those who sought the wealth of the farmers without farming for themselves. They told tales of gods and reincarnation that were the fruit of the imagination they had acquired. Mankind began to worship itself and forgeot where it came from.
It started with farming.