By John Michael Greer
Growth is not only a target within the West—it's a faith. most folk think in its inherent price as enthusiastically and uncritically as medieval peasants believed in heaven and hell. Our religion in development drives the preferred insistence that height oil and weather switch don't really matter—after all, our lab-coated excessive clergymen would definitely bring about yet one more miracle to save lots of us all.
Unfortunately, development as we've identified it's been solely depending on the breakneck exploitation of part a thousand million years of kept solar within the kind of fossil fuels. because the age of this reasonable, plentiful strength attracts to a detailed, growth is grinding to a halt. Unforgiving planetary limits are instructing us that our blind religion in never-ending exponential development is a deadly myth.
After Progress addresses this looming paradigm shift, exploring the form of background from a point of view at the a long way aspect of the arrival situation. John Michael Greer's startling exam of the position our trust platforms play within the evolution of our collective realization is needed examining for somebody desirous about making experience of the long run at a time after we needs to search new assets of which means, price, and wish for the period ahead.
John Michael Greer is a student of ecological historical past and an across the world well known futurist whose weblog, The Archdruid Report, has develop into some of the most extensively brought up on-line assets facing the destiny of business society. he's the writer of over thirty books, together with Green Wizardry and The lengthy Descent.
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Evening was descending on the ﬁelds around Bethlehem, and many workers were already wending their way up to the gate of the little city perched atop a nearby ridge. Ruth’s muscles surely protested the long day’s labor, for she had been working steadily since the morning. Still she kept at it, swinging a small rod or ﬂail down onto the stalks to loosen the grains. All in all, it had been a good day—better than she could ever have hoped for. 2 Were things ﬁnally starting to look up for this young widow?
We know that the Kingdom is reigning in heaven and will soon bring an end to this world system, and we know that Abram’s long-promised Seed, Jesus Christ, now rules that Kingdom. What a privilege it will be for us to see the time when Abraham lives again and at last grasps the divine purpose that he could formerly see TO THINK ABOUT . . only in hazy outline! Would you like ˙ How did Abram show faith to see Jehovah fulﬁll his every promise? when it came to idolatry? By all means, then, continue to do what ˙ What impresses you about Abram did.
1 Pet. 5:7. 13 Humans, however, are not as understanding and empathetic as Jehovah is. As Hannah wept and prayed, she was startled by a voice. It was Eli, the high priest, who had been observing her. He said: “How long will you behave drunk? ” Eli had noticed Hannah’s quivering lips, her sobs, and her emotional demeanor. —1 Sam. 1:12-14. 14 How hurtful for Hannah, in that moment of anguish, to have to face such a baseless accusation—and that from a man who held such an honored position! Nevertheless, she again set a praiseworthy example of faith.
After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age by John Michael Greer