The role of the religion as a positive or negative or neutral or irrelevant force, in efforts to further national political objectives or to develop a world community where human dignity, equality, justice and peace prevail.
The twentieth century that just gave way to a new millennium was the one of many great events. There were discoveries that defied ideas that were thought to be axioms and there were amazing inventions that radically changed the lifestyle of next generations to come. However, the twentieth century was also a century filled with violence, terrorism, wars and bloodshed.
People give rise to many beautiful things. Artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, scientists, mathematicians, dancers and actors allow others to experience the endless possibilities of a human mind to create something out of nothing, to view the birth of ideas that become the very pillars of the culture of the next generations. However, even though we, people, due to our innate greed for praise, tend to think that those abilities are the essence of the human nature itself, the truth is way more materialistic.
All of the aspirations of the human race come down to one thing - power. Here is the ultimate goal of our civilization, carefully concealed by our tamed and domesticated manners and surrogate ideas on morals, justice and laws. In the today's society, power determines everything, and the big figures that are running the game will do just about everything and anything to get more of it. It is that endless strive for power that made this century so violent and bloody.
Today's world is much different then that of the twelfths, fifteenths or seventeenth centuries, during which rulers strived for the same goals as our presidents do now. In the twenty first century people are not allowed to use barbaric...