Throughout history, mankind has relished the ability to engineer new and amazing inventions. Men and women have developed basic tools, intricate devices, colossal building projects, and eventually mastered the splitting of atoms. But without a doubt, the most amazing invention mankind has developed it the ability to travel back and forth in time.
Yes, thatís right, I said we now have the knowledge and capability to travel back and forth in time. In fact, we do it all the time. I did it just a few minutes ago.
No doubt, I should have a few people scratching their heads, wondering how they missed this new development in societal evolution. Well the simple answer is, everyone knows about this invention and its ability to take us back and forth in time; it is film, videotape, and sound recording technology that have given mankind the ability to travel back in time, witnessing actual events and their influence on our current world. In the same way, fictional and training videos allow us to see where weíre headed and how the possible scenarios may pan out. Many devices weíve seen in past movies are now a reality. From microwaves to space travel, manís ability to make futuristic predictions on film has led to stranger than fiction advancements.
This particular type of time travel does not let us directly participate and manipulate events as they unfold, but some theorize that such actions, if the time line were actually warped, could be dangerous, destabilizing the events that are to follow any such time frames. So, in my occasionally humble opinion, major motion pictures, documentaries, pictures, and tape recordings are the safest way to partake of real life time travel. So I say, use it, take advantage of it, and learn from it.
Earlier I mentioned that I had just taken advantage of my current ability to travel back and forth in time. Where did I go? I went back in time, around 2000 years, and I watched the most astonishing event that has ever happened. I watched the portrayal of the greatest act of sacrifice and love that has ever taken place on the plane of time. Mel Gibsonís The Passion of the Christ allowed me to view what billions of people have never got to see but desperately wanted to. This reenactment did not bring my physical body back to the day of deathís defeat, but it did take my mind and soul back to that defining moment of triumph.
I must recommend packing another great invention of mankind when watching Mel Gibsonís time traveling production: Kleenex. As their company slogan states: Thanks goodness for Kleenex.