Christmas and New Year’s wishes – A mixture of visions and realities.

Kurt Lykke Lindved Ph.D
Culture and Development, UN

“…and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2:9-11

“The world that Jesus entered was cruel and inhumane. Slaves composed one half of the Roman Empire’s population. Thousands of gladiators were murdered every year in the Roman Coliseum simply as a spectator sport. Infanticide was a commonly accepted practice throughout the ancient world. Children were the property of the fathers, and they could be killed with impunity. Hospitals were unknown. The Romans considered helping a sick person as a sign of human weakness. The Irish sacrificed prisoners of war to the war gods and sacrificed newborns to the harvest gods. The Aztecs and Mayans practiced daily human sacrifices on a massive scale. They frequently tortured their victims before sacrificing them on altars to their sun and war gods. The Prussians, Lithuanians, Chinese, Mongolians, and others also practiced human sacrifice. Cannibalism was rampant throughout Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. Life was cheap. The world was dark”

This was according to historians these conditions that prevailed in the world for 2012 years ago and how much change has happened since then and up to today’s world in the humanitarian situation seems to resemble a few drops of water lost in the sea’s powerful forces even though it’s  practiced in a different way at present.

New generations will take over the legacy of the world – new visions are formulated and some will be realized in life’s many processes.

Just think how many speeches, lectures, articles, media productions and prophecies that are pumped out addressed to the world’s population within a year. Many people will swallow these “header messages” completely raw and without digging into the content, which in many cases can be decisive on the subject’s competence or lack thereof.

Well, now it’s Christmas and New Year soon with both good and misplaced traditions, but of course depending on what it is, we the human are celebrating – it may be solstice or Jesus birth – perhaps both.

The times are changing and faster than 2012 years ago. We enjoy today from the technical progress and welfare although it is frozen at the present time. And this has led to a different approach to life itself and in the longer term this may lead to a better balance in the human vision of the possibilities for a greater acceptance of own and others’ grades across the boundaries that should never have been there anyway.

My desire is quite straight forward in humanity’s history – Let the tradition continue whatever it may be – but let religious, spiritual and political fanatics in the lurch by your intellectual and intelligent force and you’ll notice how thin a platform it has been to secure the confidence through an ancient belief regardless of color or size.

The world should actually be completed according to one of the many different calendars while I’m writing this, but this prophecy was also a wild shot in the dark, why I confidently wish everyone a lovely Christmas period and an evolutionary New Year 2013.






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Professional – Career * Qualified as a Charter Agent in the East Asiatic Company - Became a State Authorized Shipping Broker in 1969 * Captain in The Sirius Patrol – Greenland at Thule Air Base, 1969-1971 * Postings in New York, New Orleans, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro, Lagos and London as Charter Agent and Manager 1972 – 1983 working for The East Asiatic Company Ltd. – Copenhagen * 24 years with The East Asiatic Company Ltd and subsidiary companies as Charter Agent, Marketing and Development Manager; and General Manager * Supplementary courses and examinations in Maritime and Commercial Law Management. * Founder and Owner of Sonata Production, Art and Music International Inc. – France & Denmark 1995 – present - Entertainment, Lectures, Concerts, Exhibition Events, CD, DVD and Video Recordings. Professional – Freelance * Qualified as trumpet player at Aarhus Music School – Denmark * Professional musician with several orchestras and bands – including the Matadors, Saratoga Jazz Band, Rice Wood Jokers and Aarhus Brass Band. * Leader of ”Show and Entertainment Group 28 Carat” and the Evening & Theatre School 28 Carat * Self-taught Artist (painter) Lecturer and Writer * Responsible for several large Theatre and Exhibition Events Worldwide Awards * Dutch Consul, Denmark * Goodwill Ambassador – Various Non-Profit Organizations
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