For the past several weeks I have been researching a lot of very different avenues concerning Western Civilization. For that matter, I suppose one could say that what I have been looking at is the civilized societies (so called) of the world. Comparisons require a base or foundational starting point so I went back to the Old Testament as a starting point. It has recently been proven more accurate than previously thought by historians who, quite frankly, are not worth their salt for the most part. You can’t take as old a document as the Bible, judge it because of its spirituality and dismiss it because it doesn’t fit your world view.
Rather than go into all that I read (I did not keep a bibliography as I should have) I want to let you know what I discovered.
As you know if you have read this blog for any length of time, I am a spiritual Christian man who happens to believe in God and His Son Jesus. To some that puts me out to pasture immediately. Fine. Go. What I was looking for is a dividing line somewhere which delineated the time in which civilization started to fail. It surprised me to find it where it seems to be located. That place is the discovery of America. More to the point, when the Pilgrims came across the pond and Europeans started settling this land. For all intents and purposes, this was the last continent that was only sparsely settled out of all the continents. What this means was that the world was going to be full, for the first time, with “civilized” people. Think about this for a while. Civilization came to America and this was the last place on the planet that was not at least partially civilized. (Let’s point out that tribes do not equal civilization no matter the value that you put on tribalism.)
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