Poised motionless near the back door of the twentieth-century, we ponder memories of the past with a daydreaming stare. Before we turn off the lights and lock the doors of the twentieth-century, we take one last look through the century in which we were nurtured and our world lived for so long. The deep engraved scratches upon the walls of the twentieth century serve to jog our national memory to painful events as well as amazing accomplishments. After much reflective thought, we began to grasp how much our world has changed from when we first entered the front door of the twentieth century over ninety-nine years ago.
America and much of the world have been industrialized, modernized, urbanized, commercialized and de-christianized. We have thrown out perennial philosophies, centuries old, which reveal timeless insights into the ultimate meaning of life. Noble pursuits of the changeless purpose of life have been lost among a passionate desire to be like the pop cultural icons of our times. Our attitudes toward religious faith have surrounded our nation with a mordant atmosphere. While our technological ingenuity has made our technologies the envy of the world; and the phenomenon of our pop culture has created lucrative markets and has made our nation a capitalist wonderland; our inconsequential attitude toward religious faith has demoralized us and has lead to psychological and sociological degradation, and the embrace by our nation of psychosexual behavior. The one thing that remains constant in our ever-evolving society is the law of the farm.
The technological advances of the twentieth-century are astounding. From the primitive tools of antiquity to the most complex large-scale technological systems of the twentieth-century, our technology has affected global societies and has impacted the history of our culture right down to the present. Technology has characterized humankind since his earliest days when i...