when ye shall cast out the righteous from among you, then shall ye be ripe for destruction"
I'm glad to say that I don't think we're anywhere near "ripe for desctruction." Say what your will about McCain, Obama or Clinton, but at least they're not John Taylor Bowles, you know what I mean? And even he is not Hitler. (Sorry, Bowles, but you're not.) With Hitler we're getting close to ripeness. But even with Hitler, it wasn't like the Jaredites, anxious to completely destroy themselves, more willing to kill and die than live and let live. So for all the ballyhoo about x, y and z, we're doing okay. I'm sure of it.
And in proof that we are not cursed into slipperiness, I present three bits of evidence from the online world:
- No one gets anything material out of editing the comma splices out of the article on Marilyn Monroe. Yet millions are striving to get all the world's important knowledge available to all, for free. Just because it's a good thing to do. This speaks well of the inhabitants of our allegedly wicked world.
- Think about it: we're choosing to trust people we've never met and will never meet. Isn't that amazing?
- I know lots of kids even (of an allegedly devious generation!) who love playing FreeRice because it makes them smart and because they can help people. Tell me that isn't good news. It's not the same as wasting and wearing out your life, perhaps, but it's still a good thing, no? Evil will not reign in the next generation either.
IN CONCLUSION, things aren't so bad. People are still generally good. Let this comfort you.
You know, if you're totally freaking out now or something.
Note: if you're freaked out by this post, please recognize I didn't even proofread it -- I'm running behind schedule today.....
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