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Is Western Society Sick And Heading For Collapse ?

Professor Mark Stein drew the conclusion that western society is sick and heading for collapse in a psychoanalysis of the financial crisis.

Is he right?



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    Apr 13 2013: We have bought into the lie that money equates with happiness & contentment. We have lost sight of our moral & spiritual roots. We are spiritual creatures, hence materialism can never satisfy us. Only communion with our creator can bring relief. As things stand, we are heading for the buffers. Our leaders are only blind leaders of the blind; they tell us what we want to hear; we would never vote for the truth, at least not at present.

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      Apr 15 2013: G'day Peter

      We have replaced spirituality with consumerist materialism which is leading us to our own demise.


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