Monday, January 03, 2011

Human History Part 1

Ideas are people and people are ideas. What is the meaning of that you may ask. We associate certain ideas with people. And this is probably the origin of the gods. The first prophets were probably philosophers that held a deep appreciation for the universe and the ideas that separate us from the animals. But, describing all of this to the people must have been a difficult task. A lot of scholars would call the people ignorant and stupid for not being able to grasp the philosophers' ideas, but this really isn't fair to the people of those ages long ago. The life of the average person was difficult. He had to work all day. He hunted, he fished, he chopped wood, he built houses, and the many other daily tasks that had to be performed. And he had to do it with the most Spartan of tools. (I am talking about the age before the great empires of Britain, Rome or even of Egypt. I am talking about the age of the first glorious empire.)
The philosopher had a heavy task to perform, for he knew civilization could not advance without the guidance of these important ideas that he had gathered for a lifetime. He and his forefathers spent their lives researching, though the use of philosophic inquiry and the scientific method. The people's lives were very busy, so the philosophers became poets and the poets became prophets. They composed stories that carefully hid the philosophic truths and scientific principles that they had learned. They told the people their stories and the people delighted in them. They made these storytellers their prophets and gave them authority over their lives. They gave the storytellers a living and allowed them to live in monasteries, removed from the people and yet part of everyone's lives. This pleased the storyteller and this allowed him to continue his work. Every new principle discovered caused a new story to be invented. The principles of wind, water, fire, and earth existed in the form of a god. Moral principles became gods and goddesses to the people. The people enjoyed these stories and their lives improved.

These stories allowed the storytelling philosophers and scientists, time to build a glorious empire. The Empire was so advanced in sound principles of morals, medicine, and technology that the world population gladly rejoiced in it. The world advanced and advanced. All secrets concerning the universe were discovered. People could communicate with the animals and each other without speaking a word. Then the beginning of the end occurred. One philosopher got greedy; corruption had entered into his heart. Slowly he started to corrupt the other philosophers; those who submitted became like him, while those who didn't were killed.

This evil one convinced the other philosophers to become the gods they had invented and so the immortals walked the Earth. In order to fool the people the wicked philosophers performed surgeries on themselves to remold their features to those of the idols.

Now the idols walked the Earth. These "gods" demanded the people to worship them. The people, at first, were amazed to meet the gods, but that soon changed. When the gods just existed in the mind, they did good works through their prophets, but now that they had a material existence they did evil. They worked the people like slaves. No work, no medicine. No work, no new technology. The gods no longer gave people new ideas, medicine, or technologies. They only took and took. They held the keys to the technology and they alone knew that they were just mortals. They had the secret medicines that allowed them to extend their lives for many generations.

This empire was glorious. There was no energy crisis in this world, for the people could draw energy from the plants, the sun, the dirt, etc. The gods became lazy, so they picked the brightest people and educated them to be philosophers and scientists. These men and women were given the keys to the kingdom of knowledge. For many generations these philosophers served the gods, until one rebelled. He knew that the gods were just men, who had just extended their lives through secret medicines. Slowly, he tried to convince the people that the gods were just foolish and wicked men (Some people were convinced and some were not). The gods killed him publicly. They thought that this would end their grief, but it didn't.

More and more people followed the good philosopher's teachings and soon war broke out. The weapons that were employed tore the world into seven separate pieces. The golden age had come to end. The survivors of this Great War started small primitive tribes. Human beings had degraded.

The small primitive tribes amused themselves with the stories of the great mostly forgotten empire.

As the world rebuilt itself, these stories evolved into the mythologies that we know today. In Greece, the Great Empire became known as Olympus and in the north the Great Empire became known as Asgard. And thus, the world came to exist, as we know it today.

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