View Full Version : Is society worse today than in the past.

02-02-2010, 06:12 PM
I was wondering about this question....Is society worse today than it was in the past...I was thinking that back in the past people seem to have more morals and where more conservative than today, Yeah sure today people seem to be more civilized,( when don`t have concetration camps or imperial nations anymore, womens rights have increased, racism is at a low for the most part and there is even no more cannibalism) and we have more knowledge at our disposal but does that mean society is better today than before, Personally I think while society has become more civilized, the moral standard of todays society has stooped to an all time low, people rob each other, cheat each other, nobody wants to help strangers anymore, communities are not close knitt like the old days, people are abandoning religion in favour of secularism, there is pornography that is rampant, divorce, greed, lust, envy, hate ,violence on t.v, drug problems ect....

Back in the old days im sure they had these problems, but it seems far worse today, than ever before.

anyway what you think


peace be with you !

Undiluted Karma
02-02-2010, 06:22 PM
Good thread prof, peace.

I think in some ways it is as I think there are to SOME degree less morals/ more excesses etc as before. Take for example I think there is now less thought without the consequences e.g. rampant drug abuse with no thought to what the consequences of why they are doing it and that it is wrong(Im talking more about heroin and meth not weed so dopeheads dont attack me Lol)

But liek you said thank god we dont have imperialism anymore and slavery too, deffo attitudes have become better to some degree.

I would like to point out that in my view, not having a faith does not equal no morals lol

Drunken Monk
02-02-2010, 06:23 PM
Zooruka jesus is the biggest lie and u know it

u dont have personality mothafaka son of bitch

kill ur self

Aesop Chi Odi
02-02-2010, 08:38 PM
Society is just as lost today as it is in its past. What makes it
seem so different is that we forgot about it. None of this is new.
It's in the history books. They were who they were before they got here.

Prolifical ENG
02-02-2010, 10:36 PM
Sometimes society seemed like it was better when people were closed minded.

Of course you listed the (uncivilized) negatives in society that we had and an extreme example of close mindedness was the Dark Ages.

Art Vandelay
02-02-2010, 11:42 PM
i think society is the same. there are still a lot of smart mother fuckers out there going to college, inventing, developing and being innovative. and you still have a lot of dumb mother fuckers out there pillaging, killing and raping.

there has always been greed and crime. that never changes.

you say people don't help each other naymore, but what about the recent shit going on in haiti. doctors are going down there to help the sick. people are donating money, supplies and their time to help the best they can.

and like somebody above said, you don't have to be religious and conservative to have good morals. plenty of religious people with bad morals and plenty of non-religious people with good morals.

Face of the Golden Falcon
02-03-2010, 01:07 AM
What's your definition of civilized Rooka? You say we are more civilized but our moral standards are lower? Aren't moral standards the basis of what being civilized is?


praise the almitey W
02-03-2010, 01:01 PM
i would say no theres less racist ppl than in the past also there are less religious extremists. more tolerance and noones accusing black ppl of raping white women or accusing someone who isn't cristian of bein a witch. less ignorance basically. also there are more ppl helping out others but there were less ppl doing that back in the forties and fifties.
and more ppl are worrying about the planet but i think thats because they dont want to be labeled as waistful. and as for crime a can't really go on that one i think it just has to do with either drugs or money.

02-03-2010, 02:11 PM
all the crap that existed in the past still exists today. porn, crime, moral voids, have evolved with technology and population growth. these things are constant. good luck getting rid of them.

i think people have more resources to pull themselves up now. there are support systems for all moral issues. its up to individuals to uphold moral standards.

btw, PROF, imperial nations, sexism, racism, and concentration camps still exist. just in different forms. we know that certain countries oppress certain peoples. look at Sudan; it may not be a concentration camp like the nazi's had, but its no different in terms of conditions and rampant unjust death