>How is it, to help a civilisation to evolve? Well, it is something like watching a flower grow. It gradually unfolds in ever-greater beauty. Seen quickly, this process is smooth and effortless; baring unforseen extremities of weather, it is inevitable. Civilisation and it’s development has a similar, smooth inevitability to it. Yet seen up close, and more slowly, it is the story of countless struggles, often in an unsure enviroment. Progress seems far from guaranteed- which is where faith comes in- faith that divine guidance and protection will render all the obsticals mere harmless distractions from the path to grand futures.
November 14, 2006