The Last Testament (The Book of Man) | Documentary Idea
by Sam B
(New Brunswick, Canada)
What if I told you something so seemingly preposterous, although the truth, it questions the very fabric of mans existence. How do you convey something so radical, in thought, that if we don't give it due consideration that we, as a species, are destined for failure. Moreover, that our survival depends on it! What if I told you that something is that…
God...does not exist!
I will attempt to encapsulate and answer why. This is my documentary idea.
Mans ability to reign over this planet has come, in large part, from his ability to adapt to his environment through imagination and ingenuity. If we can grasp that the evolutionary processes, however fast or slow, is always in response to our changing environment and that man is not at the pinnacle of his evolutionary processes does salvation reside.
With the ability to communicate followed culture and inevitably diverging communities that held firm to superstitions and traditions from the world in which they saw and understood it. Societies became polarized in their beliefs and asserted themselves, as dominant, through hierarchical systems and archaic superstition; of which, we still continue to suffer.
With the desire to understand mans purpose ancient scholars wrote texts in order make sense of his existence and his relationship with a divine being or beings; hence the final product of our “Testaments” today. Although the Bible possesses many great lessons of wisdom to live by, the testaments represent nothing more than a compilation of copies or a plagiarism of ancient texts into the multitude of religions of today.
Today’s bibles, or testaments, are found to be self serving by way of interpretation, conjecture and ultimately accepted as axiom. Ancient writings were scribed by men and edited by men in response to periods of turmoil, throughout mans recorded history, in an attempt to direct or manipulate mans focus on how we should live and what to believe.
Hierarchical systems and archaic superstition, government and religion of today, have been intimately intertwined with heads of state, mainly monarchic systems, being divinely appointed by god and consecrated by the church whereas the church gained more influence and power, through the state, over the people; they had preyed upon our most basic of needs… trust and love.
For if you are not for the establishment then you are against it and subject to its consequences. Capitalism and classes of people ensued, namely the elite and the impoverished, and church and state worked together to mobilise armies and send countries to war in an effort to gain more influence (in matters of church) or territory (in matters of state) under the banner of god disguised and sovereignty and security interests.
Our evolutionary stagnation complete greed and fanaticism is now well rooted within our individualistic societies and continues to evolve into something much more akin to cancerous; welcome finally to the corporation. Church and state became victims of their own prodigy and, over time, corporation matured and learned how to exert its influence and power over the people by manipulating laws, rights and freedoms coupled with infiltrating church and state to meet its agendas, through propaganda, by creating real or false enemies.
What remains clear is the wanton disregard of basic human needs and so the relationship between elites and the impoverished widens. For the impoverished or those coming from difficult socio-economic backgrounds issues of trust and faith, in man and god, become extremely difficult concepts to cast in a positive light. Why? Because church and state, in particular state, have betrayed the masses to the corporation usurping of resources and territory.
Most of us are now victims of this “new world order” and have difficulty reconciling why we are the way we are and believe there is something inherently wrong within ourselves. Corporation acutely understands something that we have difficulty divorcing ourselves from…that god, nor satan, does not exist.
The ancient writings were mere interpretations of the conflict between the good and evil within ourselves and sought to temper the negative (evil) behavior, of man, through what’s now commonly referred to as scripture. Ultimately we became stagnant or static in our thinking (fanatical) and parasitical (greedy) in our quest to gain and consume from the earth, without giving in return, even at the expense of our own! Hope though, is not, non existent as a divine spirit does exist! It is not really external, although tied to the cosmos, but more internal.
It’s a spirit that resides within us to do what’s right by others and ourselves. To not give up hope and be fair to ourselves in understanding that we are products of our environment and have the capacity to make differences, no matter how small, to the betterment of human kind. Understand that we, as specie, are inherently good and that no one is born bad. Only through our environments do we learn the negative behavior; so…it is not in our nature!
From the perspective I just tried to outline, in broad strokes, is not something that can’t be researched and that hasn’t already, to some extent, been commented on.
The only thing in this commentary that I can truly claim as my own is the realization of the divine spirit within me and each of us. The human specie needs to now be more collectively conscience with respect to the state of the world and the extent of corruption and manipulation has on our lives and how it impacts the next generation to succeed us and so on and so forth.
There are extremely sinister events taking place and I would suspect a revolution, whether passive or active, is on the horizon and depends on society reaching a critical mass and how the hierarchy chooses to deal with it and the resultant outcome. The aim here is to view the world holistically and becoming collectively conscience is the next step in our evolutionary process.
Why did I choose the title I did for this documentary idea? It is now within mans ability to write in the next series of legacy or legacies through inaction or action. We must let go of the greed and fanaticism that permeates the entire planet and revert back to the importance of the community, especially global, give the “inalienable rights” to all and seek a more symbiotic relationship with our environment.
The knowledge and skills exists to make it possible but can we intelligently apply wisdom to save us from ourselves? Our evolution and survival is dependent on it for not to heed the warnings the planet is telling us will hasten our demise and write “the last testament” (the book of man).
That's my documentary idea.