As an amateur philosopher and historian, and a Christian struggling to understand how Christ would have me understand the world, I have come to believe that the history of this world is intended to be viewed as one big picture, or — as Kells might describe it — just a long play. Either way, I am not the first to see repeating patterns in history, or to note the similarities in the evolution of philosophical ideologies. Ecclesiastes was certainly correct when he said there is nothing new under the sun. For this reason, I have been spending an ever increasing amount of my time trying to understand these repeating patterns that run through history like threads in a giant tapestry, and I stumbled across something I’d like to share with those of you who care enough to seek some greater understanding, yourself.
But first, I want to set this up just a bit. So far, I am only on the 16th video in this series, so I am in now way endorsing the take that it puts on every aspect of scripture or history. In fact, looking ahead, I can already tell you I probably break with the producer where the Beast and Catholic Church are concerned. Still, this in no way undermines the greater good that this video series serves. As a means of explaining how so many things throughout the many different cultures in history are connected and how they remain connected today, this series is brilliant. In fact, I wish I had been the one to produce it.
So, if you will try to set aside any per-conceived notions you may have and leave any disputes for the end of the series and just concentrate on how this series explains the repeating cycles and threads of history, I suspect you may come away with a better understanding of how the events of today are driven by the events of yesterday — even of yesterdays long, long passed: