The West, Godless?
He who gives up what is imperishable for that which is perishable, loses that which is imperishable; and doubtlessly loses that which is perishable also.
– Chanakya Niti Chpt 1 Verse 13
So what happens when a culture is brought up in a paradigm of materialism? People don’t have a clue of the paradigm they live in much like a fish being conscious of the water that it swims in. So much of our lives are unconscious movements and actions or even habits that have been engrained in us due to the lack of depth of heritage and knowledge.
I wonder if I go to Burma or Nepal if i would see Buddhists pretending to be Christians, or if I was to go to India would i find Hindus trying to be Catholics, or if I was to go to Peru would I find people there trying to like they were Americans.
Paradigm is a really interesting thing. The only way to know the paradigm that you are in is to step out of it in some sort of way. To step out of a society is the only way to be able to see that society in its true light.