02.04.09 Understanding History and the Future
The Greco-Romans saw history as being circular. Therefore they could look to astrology and read their future by looking at the past. There was no change in humanity, no beginning or end, and according to the proverbial saying, “What goes around comes around.” There was no meaning to life other than the proverbial “wine, women, and song.”
The Jews on the other hand, believed in linear time with a definite beginning of time and an end of the age. There was no repetition as might be seen in the cyclical patterns of the stars. Therefore, whatever decisions one would make today would determine his destiny tomorrow or in the future.