Thursday, March 12, 2009

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue.

I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

Are we at the end of history? If so, what do you believe will happen?

8 comments:

Susan said...

Well, we must be closer than yesterday!

I'm taking a 'wait and see' attitude.

Greg said...

Thanks Susan.

Joshua said...

At the end of "history", I'm guessing humanity will have reached a point where we're all dead or unable to record our events.

Hm...

Fukuyama seems to think we've reached this stage though, as we have climaxed human socio-political evolution with the institution of democracy and it's continuous universalization! I'm guessing in this more traditional philosophical sense of history, it is where humanities ideological evolution is heaven on earth? It seems to me that democracy is hardly where it's at.

John said...

1 Thessalonians 5:1-2: "1Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night."

Are we at the end of history? Maybe. I tend to think so. I hope Christ comes back during my lifetime. I think signs are pointing towards that we're close, but people have been saying that for centures/millenia.

I think the more pertinent question is, how do your beliefs on this issue shape your life?

Greg said...

Joshua,
Thanks. History as real events in time may be on the verge of transformation from the overlap of heaven and earth towards a rescued humanity and a renewed planet.

True, at least as it has been practiced by the West, democracy is a mirage for where it's really at.

Greg said...

John,
Thanks. Good question and well worth pondering before taking action.

harry coe maynard said...

Hi,

The way it seems God has a controlling interest in the World, paid for with Christ, so I hardley see Him as casually interested.

The Disciples wanted to wipe out a town that rejected Him with Fire from Heaven, He rebuked them and said I came not to judge the World but to save it, that's pateince.

Think about the power it will take to pull off the Rapture, so could God save us from our present situation? What's He waiting for?
Looking for Faith on Earth. Paul saying I not ashamed of the Dunamus of God, but the Greatest of these is (God's) Love.

HCM

Greg said...

Thanks Harry coe. True, God is highly interested, patient, and powerful with love at the center of his character and purposes.