Originally Posted by Altair
Even if all of that were fixed then we still wouldn't have a ''golden age'' though. Gold implies perfection and in a world of change and suffering you can't have a perfect society. It's like in a game of sports, you can never really have the perfect performance, you can always do better or old records will be broken eventually. So aim for the best, but know that what you call gold is really just silver.
The return of Christ was probably the fuel that has brought about the various Great Awakenings.
One 'Great Awakening' that people do not talk about involved Christopher Columbus. During his life time, people were looking for Eden were the Garden of Eden was located. When Columbus' ship landed off the coast of mainland America, his crew disembarked and Columbus was positive they had found Eden.
The book Columbus wrote about this subject (translated into English in the 1990's) showed Columbus as an extremely religious person who actually believed that the major change in governments that people pray for would be started by HIM.