Originally Posted by Tovarishch
1. What is more powerful, material(materialism) or spirit(idealism)?
2. Is the history evolution or circulation or decay?
3. Has the morality got meaning?
Is it worthy fighting for good?
1. I would say that this is a matter of perspective. Ask one person, and they say, "Material things." Ask another, and they say, "Spiritual things." This might be due in part to the way someone was raised. A man raised in the Protestant Bible Belt might answer differently from someone raised in the Himalayas, where Hinduism is common. A Chinese woman might answer differently from a woman raised in France.
For me, personally, I would like to say that in my own life, idealism or spiritualism rule, but that would only be a partial truth. I am a realist, and I can distinguish the line between "needs" and "wants," but I don't make myself uncomfortable trying to live a life "God" would want me to live. Why should I, when He isn't going out of his way to help me out?
2. I would say that history is circulation. There is a saying that I heard often, back home in Russia. Roughly translated, it says, "If you do not know what has been, then you cannot know what should be." It means that we will repeat the mistakes of the past if we do know learn about them and then learn from them. I study history, and all I see is repetition- the rises and falls of empires, the failures and successes of both individuals and countries, etc, etc. If we all knew our past, how easy would our present be, and how bright our future!
3. I believe that morality does indeed have meaning, and that it is always worth fighting for. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case for many people in America.
Besides, "bad" cannot exist if "good" does not. It is therefore lucky for the "bad" people that there are those who are willing to fight for morality.
I need to go, so if I think of anything else I want to say, I'll throw it in later in an edit.