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Featured The 1st Stages of World Unity have appeared?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by loverofhumanity, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Well-Known Member
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    Hi Guys!

    With the invention of the internet, and fast air travel we saw the world being reduced to a neighbourhood where all nationalities, cultures, races and religions can now communicate & intermingle with one another across borders and boundaries as one entity - humanity. These borders that really only exist in our minds are now, through technology being torn down.

    But what of the covid virus? Isn’t that forcing us to stay in long periods of lockdown and separating us instead of uniting us? I say not, definitely.not. I say it represents one of the most crucial elements of world unity and world peace because it is achieving what nothing else so far has been able to do and that is ‘universal bonding’.

    Whereas in the past, the crises was between certain countries regionally or locally, this calamity is truly universal in its nature, causing all humanity as one entity to go through the same suffering TOGETHER.

    In the history of many great nations, a period of suffering or bonding was crucial to bring about unity.

    I believe that we as humanity, are now undergoing a common bonding which is preparing us to become a world community, a world civilisation. What do you think?
     
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  2. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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  3. Nimos

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    There is nothing that bound humanity better together than that of common enemy.

     
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    I think this cycle has befallen us before. This time however, we are up against something far more all-encompassing and reaching. We are on the verge of something. Either birth, or death. I hope birth. But we seem to also crave death. Will that "final battle" ever be won? I wonder.
     
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  5. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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  6. loverofhumanity

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    Good points windwalker. If we scan the evolution of history we see that man has socially evolved progressively from the family, tribe to the city-state then nation, all fully accomplished and achieved. The next stage then of our social evolution is naturally into a world society.

    As for the suffering? Could it not be both the death pangs of the old world and the birth pangs of the new? The struggle before us, now it seems, is that there are those who desperately want to cling to the old ways and those who hunger for a new world of universal peace and brotherhood.
     
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  7. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    Bahaollah was obviously wrong. There are 195 countries in the world and many more cultures.
     
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  8. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    We had that with NYC after 9-11.

    Today you could never tell.
     
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  9. osgart

    osgart Nothing my eye, Something for sure

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    Where else but RF. One thread about the coming world peace, and one next to it about destroying the earth by fire.

    I vote for world peace! But I'm not so optimistic. It takes a wise love that goes beyond the ordinary loves. On top of that it takes knowledge and work that doesn't go unrewarded. And most importantly it takes just judgment.

    It would take God. This world by nature cannot be ideal nor supreme. Every generation must fight ignorance, evil, complacency, human error, and natural disasters.

    It would be great if the Earth did unite on an international level. But that's a monumental task. No one wants to be ruled like Russia, or China does it.

    How do you see the government's of the world getting together?
     
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  10. TransmutingSoul

    TransmutingSoul One Planet One People Please
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    I see world peace is inevitable.

    I see it will be built out of tribulation when we learn the only way is to do it as one human race under the umbrella of our diversity.

    Regards Tony
     
  11. Deeje

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    I definitely believe that the world is being set up for a new arrangement.....but according to the Bible, it isn't what you might imagine....There is a "one world government" waiting in the wings, waiting to take control in an out of control world.....but is it what humanity needs?

    What has history taught us....? The following link is one of the best explanations I have ever heard for why humans are so bad at governing themselves......

    Types of Government

    Food for thought......you don't always get what you want, especially if you forget the lessons of history....

    The Bible speaks of God's Kingdom....a true Theocracy, that will take over the rulership of the whole world (Daniel 2:44)......but it will never be brought about by man. All humans can do is repeat their past mistakes....as they have demonstrated all through time.
     
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    They're competing who'll first make the vaccine, good business.
    Global race to buy coronavirus vaccine: What you need to know
     
  13. Brickjectivity

    Brickjectivity ✔ a-OK RF member .99/lb
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    There are some favorables like cheap electricity, antivirus progress, music, air conditioning, automobiles. Not everything is favorable, but there is a chance.

    It may come down to something very simple like food recipes and entertainment. People are very strange, so its hard to say what will satiate people.
     
  14. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    If any God or Allah was able to do it, perhaps it would have already been done by now.
    No, God or Allah is incapable of bringing peace to the world.
    For Loverofhumanity, all 195 nations and their peoples should accept that 19th Century Iranian preacher as the manifestation of Allah.
     
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    History, sociology and psychology tell us that we have extreme difficulty defining "us" without a contrasting "them". So, without an alien invasion there is little we can do to unite earth. Except, possibly, by creating the aliens ourselves. When we seriously start to colonize space, there might form an "earth" fraction in opposition to one or more "space"/"alien" fraction(s).
     
  16. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Thank you for that fact. I had no idea about the number of countries.

    Yes, Bahauallah didn't actually write anything that amazes me.

    Now, did anybody during the early 19th century tell us ..... 'The Ice will melt and the Seas rise' ..... ? ... because if they did then I'm impressed.
     
  17. ben d

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    Oh yeah, we see the common bonding because of the covid virus working out just swell in the USA, one big happy family. /sarc.. Honestly has anyone seen America more divided than it is now in their life time?
     
  18. Seeker of White Light

    Seeker of White Light Think before you speak....so stay silent.

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    I am not sure it will be possible, i dont say it cant happen. But humans are to devided and to different because of culture and religions and non religions where the "battle" for being the right one or strongest one seems to over power the wish for harmony and peace . Just look at all the turmoil in the world today because of disagreements.

    I wish all humans could be friendly toward one and other, but history say something else.
     
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  19. TransmutingSoul

    TransmutingSoul One Planet One People Please
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    In the early 1990's there was 235 countries and later in the 1900's there was Baha'i in all of them. Bit like as the lightning flashes from East to West, so shall the coming of the Son on man will be.

    Baha'u'llah has offered this to humanity as a whole;

    "…ye walk on My earth complacent and self-satisfied, heedless that My earth is weary of you and everything within it shunneth you…"

    We have been told we are intrinsically knitted to nature and our collective spiritual health is reflected in nature.

    As such, we are also warned about this;

    ".. The violent derangement of the world’s equilibrium; the trembling that will seize the limbs of mankind; the radical transformation of human society; the rolling up of the present-day Order; the fundamental changes affecting the structure of government; … the development of infernal engines of war; the burning of cities; the contamination of the atmosphere of the earth—these stand out as the signs and portents that must either herald or accompany the retributive calamity which, as decreed by Him Who is the Judge and Redeemer of mankind, must, sooner or later, afflict a society which, for the most part, and for over a century, has turned a deaf ear to the Voice of God’s Messenger in this day—a calamity which must purge the human race of the dross of its age-long corruptions, and weld its component parts into a firmly knit world-embracing Fellowship—a Fellowship destined, in the fullness of time, to be incorporated in the framework, and to be galvanized by the spiritualizing influences, of a mysteriously expanding, divinely appointed Order, and to flower, in the course of future Dispensations, into a Civilization, the like of which mankind has, at no stage in its evolution, witnessed.... "

    So I see the OP is talking about what will be, that as the old world collapses, the new world is indeed showing signs of emerging and in the end, this is the promise;

    ".. The Lord of all mankind hath fashioned this human realm to be a Garden of Eden, an earthly paradise. If, as it must, it findeth the way to harmony and peace, to love and mutual trust, it will become a true abode of bliss, a place of manifold blessings and unending delights. Therein shall be revealed the excellence of humankind, therein shall the rays of the Sun of Truth shine forth on every hand... "

    Of course OB, that is what I see and you most likely will not. That is life.

    Regards Tony
     
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  20. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    Nothing to prevent us from seeing ourselves as one people - apart from politics, nationality, and religion (perhaps being the main three) to do so. Remove these and we will all have a wonderful time repairing the damage that we have already done - but hardly likely, is it. :oops:
     
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