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Mystery
of Civilization
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stop to think about it, but when
you do, could anything be wrapped in
more mystery than this world's
civilization? How explain the astonishing paradox, a
world of human minds that can send astronauts to the
moon and back, produce the marvels of science and
technology, transplant human hearts-yet cannot solve
simple human problems of family life and group
relationships, or peace between nations?
The developed nations have made awesome progress.
They have produced a highly mechanized world providing
every luxury, modern convenience and means of pleasure.
Yet they are cursed with crime, violence, injustice, sickness
and disease, broken homes and families. At the same time
more than one-half the world is living in illiteracy, abject
poverty, filth and squalor. Violence and destruction are
rapidly multiplying. Many ask, "Why, if God exists, does
he allow so much violence and human suffering?"
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