Previously I had surmised that the problems of Humanity lay in certain set doctrines, that one may be higher than another.
Certainly there are ideologies that are more prone to exploitation and corruption than others, but the inherent problem with any belief system is that it must be followed by Humans.
The rational and/or spiritual mind can conceive of Good and Noble things, but those that are willing to pursue such ideals, even in the basest form, are rare, and seem to be more rare now than they have ever been.
To say that we are evolving is simply to overlook facts.
Humanity is evolving at a rapid rate intellectually and physically, but emotionally and morally we are, if anything, devolving.
Necessity and hardship tend to breed character, and with life becoming increasingly easier for the vast majority of people, character becomes unnecessary.
Long lifespans give us less reason to act in a decisive fashion, more resources allow us to become decadent and wasteful.
When life does not impose moral character upon us, it is that much more imperative that we act in a moral fashion of our own accord, but this is increasingly more difficult as the moral person today is considered quaint and out of touch.
-Puppy >.< Grrr…