It has dawned on me, amidst all the conflict resulting from the then and now ways of thinking, how lucky we are to be living at this time. We live in a time where the old and the new, the past and the present, or the previous and the future seemed to have come together like two tidal waves. Think about it...
We live in a time where the religions of the past and the science of the future seem to have collided. While half of humanity are seeking answers in particles and celestial places, formulas and concepts too great for the rest of us to grasp, another half are teaching that we should be worshipping gods and deities who live somewhere, which we are not allowed to have knowledge of.
We have doctors who can all but create life, they can transplant organs, look inside your body, and clone cells, but we also have doctors who circumcise boys with rusty razor blades, killing or maiming them as a result. We have people who are organ and blood donors, while others still sacrifice children, and call on spirits to break bad spells. While many people have only donkeys and camels as transport, not far away others are taking people into space.
The starkness just goes on and on. 1000 years ago, everyone pretty much had the same life experiences, but not so now. We live at a time where the old hasn't gone away, but the new is here in all its glory.
Sadly, the two are often not compatible and the resulting conflict is only too apparent. Some people want to keep believing in the old, and others want to shun it and grab the future.
Truly wonderfully interesting times. We are so lucky.