April 20, 2030
So many decades, years and eons of religious war our planet has seen...across the Middle East and Asia...the conquests...the crusades...It’s a bloody shame (literally...bloody) that all the great religions of the world which dominated our spiritual life for thousands of years couldn’t see their reflections in each other.
They all used different metaphors to tell us essentially the same thing...how to live a good, honest life. To love our neighbours, to live with integrity, to keep our word, to share with strangers, exist with gratitude...and yet, as our existential crisis reached its terrifying peak, none of them were able to offer a unifying narrative that could pull us out of the darkness we were plummeting into. Why couldn’t these spiritual traditions gel?
What in the name of God was it...about Sunni & Shia, Hindu & Buddhist, Catholic and Protestant, Judaic & Islamic that stopped them from embracing each other?
Why did they turn their backs on the most precious gift that their prophets gave them, and bully each other to death for 2000 years?
Is this Dark Age that we’re entering into some kind of existential riddle, another great spiritual test that we must live through before we can see the light?...is there a final secret that will eventually be revealed?