Teachers of philosophy have often asserted that it is the same questions that we grapple with today philosophically (and hopfully not sophomorically) that philosophers of old raised thousands of years ago. Nothing significant has changed in that regard. And not only that but whenever there's a natural disaster or catastrophe of some kind there is usually a progression of questioning that follows an ancient well-worn course very much like this: #1 Where did this come from? (I didn't see this coming at all) #2 What went wrong? (What happened that this could occur?) #3 Is there any hope? (can this be prevented from ever happening again or from having such a deadly effect?) #4 Where do we go from here? (Where is all this going to lead?)
As we break down these questions that we cannot help but ask, it can be found fascinating that these are the exact questions that religions and philosophies attempt to answer in larger macrocosmic sense. 1) Where did all this come from (Origin) 2) What is the state and status of things? (Condition) 3) What is to be done about it? (Salvation or Remedy) 4)Where are we headed from here if anywhere? (Destiny) Ultimately there are not several correct answers to each of these questions. Only one set of answers will prove to have been correct all along.
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