Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Reverence for Life in a Washed-Up World

The fifth and final part in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV. Sometimes you have to break a thing down into its simplest parts to understand it afresh. At other times, you have to be broken, or […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Enemy-Making, Resistance is Everything

Part IV in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II and Part III.   Enemies. Imagine a world without them. Yeah, that’s usually how most genocides start. … Have you ever noticed that humans seem to need enemies? How, even in relatively peaceful […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: MLK’s Audacious Belief

Part III in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click the following links to read Part I and Part II.   Have you ever stopped to ask yourself what Civilization means? Nobel Peace laureate and philosopher Albert Schweitzer did. In his book, The Philosophy of Civilization, the great thinker writes: “We […]

Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Part I

Despite such advancements as the particle collider and Lean Cuisines (not to mention Steak-umms), humanity, it seems, is not quite ready for Civilization. In fact, I am beginning to realize that Civilization is only now just being born. … Last summer, my young daughter and I sat on the steps of a local community pool, […]