The Message of the Georgia Guidestones

Georgia GuidestonesThere are plenty of theories about the Georgia Guidestones. Some say Secret Societies are responsible for divining the message and having the tablets erected. Others say aliens wrote the inscriptions and erected the tablets for us.

But the facts are that R.C. Christian, the pseudonym for a mysterious person hired Elberton Granite Finishing Company to inscribe and erect the structure. All theories aside, here are the inscriptions:

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

These guidelines tend to overstep certain bounds like creating one language and holding us to a very low population standard. But, there are well-intentioned notions inscribed here.

Rule passion, faith and tradition with tempered reason. This would lead to far less war. In fact, it might lead us to a world without war. I can have passion, faith and tradition but with tempered reason so as not to condemn yours.

Prize truth, beauty and love. Seeking harmony with the infinite has so many different possible interpretations. In keeping with the rest of that guideline, I would say that it means to prize truth, beauty and love without limit. I could write volumes about what that means to me. But to sum it all up, enjoy these things to the fullest and place no restrictions on yourself when it comes to seeking truth, observing beauty and knowing love.

Be not a cancer on the earth. In leaving room for nature, our drive to build must have boundaries. We have to leave room for mountains, fields and trees.

Quite a few great notions. So, believe the conspiracy theories if you want. But, I think the Guidestones hold a good message. They are certainly good ideas to ponder as we advance as a society and each as individuals.

I personally don’t think that the message is from another world. I just think a great mind among us wanted to offer us some effective guidelines without skewing the message with who wrote it, where they came from, their associations, credibility, and personal history. There already is enough buzzing around about the Guidestones without a particular identity being attached to it.

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