Sometimes, we look around us and think the world has gone mad. Perhaps it has, but perhaps our vision is merely too limited. It must have seemed like the world was ending to those immediately affected by World War II, when a hate-filled madman was conquering Europe and Japanese imperialists were raping and ravaging the orient. It must have seemed likewise during World War I to the people affected. Many of our own citizens thought similarly during the great Uncivil War, The War of 1812 and the American Revolution when they saw the people around them murdered and their homes and cities destroyed.
Indeed, the history of mankind is the history of man’s inhumanity to man. There has always been hatred, inequality, greed, war, murder, rape, robbery, tyranny, lies and apathy. Few people have cared much except for themselves and MAYBE their families. If you happened to be royalty, your nights would often be filled with planning how to murder your own relatives before they murdered you. The leadership of nations was decided not by elections, but by who had the sharpest sword, or who could muster the most men to fight. The wisest man who ever lived is said to be Solomon, who lived about 3000 years ago; he said that there was NOTHING new under the sun. In other words, the world isn’t going mad, it’s always been mad.
The problem is that there are two warring forces in the universe. One is good, the other evil. It’s not like Star Wars, where both good and evil can tie into a single powerful but neutral force. These forces themselves are good and evil. Most religions of the world understand this. Many individuals do not, because these forces are both normally invisible, so “scientifically-minded” folks refuse to believe in them. Strangely, they can’t see the wind either, but they believe in it.
Good and evil are both laughed at today, and one is often confused with the other by ignorant or evil people. Yet, there are games galore where the forces of evil and good collide that some folks are absolutely fanatical over, while still denying the REAL realms of good and evil. Our politicians and news media now worship at the throne of evil and common citizens seem to think that two wrongs now make a right. The world IS indeed mad.