Prologue, by M-chan
The Bible is a book from lifetimes ago. It talks about God and the likes. It’s involved in something called religion, something called Christianity. Copies of the Bible disappeared ages ago, and now no one remembers anything about it. I think it’s because things like the Bible made people feel guilty.
At this point, I must confess something.
I still have a copy of the Bible. My mother read it every night. Now the Bible belongs to me. I read it when I get the time. One section in particular remains engraved in my brain.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 says,
“There is time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:
“A time to be born and a time to die,
“A time to plant and a time to uproot,
“A time to kill and a time to heal,
“A time to tear down and a time to build,
“A time to weep and a time to laugh,
“A time to mourn and a time to dance,
“A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
“A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
“A time to search and a time to give up,
“A time to keep and a time to throw away,
“A time to tear and a time to mend,
“A time to be silent and a time to speak,
“A time to love and a time to hate,
“A time for war and a time for peace.”
In today’s world, everything is backwards. It's the time to die, to uproot, to kill, to tear down, to weep, to mourn, to scatter stones, to refrain from embracing, to search, to keep, to tear, to be silent, to hate, and for war.
Many have died pointlessly. We have uprooted lives. We have killed innocents. We have torn down the walls of humanity. We have wept and mourned for loved ones. We have scattered the stones of order. We have refrained from embracing those who needed it most. We have searched for an answer. We have kept what should not be in our hands. We have torn apart bonds. We have remained silent in our pride. We have hated those undeserving of such emotions.
This is the time for war.
Certainly, though, there was a misstep. In this horrid bloodshed, people like me came to be. Coldblooded killers started popping up more and more. It became a race to make the strongest super weapons. Who would win? Who would defeat whom first? It’s one big, twisted mess.
Of course, no one ever has a conscience these days. Everyone’s too busy with the violence to stop and ask the questions that matter.
Why are we here? Why do we exist? Why do we fight? Why must we wade through blood? Hasn’t this gone on long enough? Why has no one stepped in to stop this? Does anyone care that humans may kill each other off? Has anyone ever thought about our future? What will many generations to come have to deal with? When will this end? Where did it start?
Not a single answer has ever revealed itself to me.
So now, I’m off to the Ward of Active Research. It’s WAR for short. Ironic, huh? Anyways, let me give you an idea of what WAR is.
First, I don’t know where the name came from. Secondly, the facility is very nice. Third, the teachers are a bunch of jerks. Fourth, WAR is like a concentration camp, despite its relaxed appearance. Fifth, I hate it.
WAR just provides more evidence of the human race’s mistakes. No one sees it that way, though. Only I see the truth. Only I know what’s going on.
Only I understand what’s happening to us all.
Here’s an overview of what will happen in the future.
The war will continue. We will fight, and fight, and fight. It will be an endless cycle of hate and death and sadness. We will kill each other off. We will leave the world empty and desolate. The end.
Maybe that would make the world a better place.
Where would that leave us, though? I think we’d all go to Hell. The whole thing about us receiving forgiveness will probably never happen. We’re too far off the deep end. Call this endless fighting the beginning of our eternal damnation. Maybe we’re already in Hell, and this is our torture. In the Bible, Isaiah 1:7 states, “Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.” I think this is what we are now, and it’s enough proof that we’re damned.
My only uncertainty is from the Bible. Maybe you aren’t religious, but you might as well humor me. I mean, we’ll all die someday, so give me the benefit of the doubt.
That aside, 1 Corinthians 13:13 read, “These three things remain – faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.” Then, John 15:13 read, “Greater love has no one than this: to give one’s life for one’s friend.”
Where are these things? Where is the love? When has anyone died for something other than his or her pride? You don’t have to be religious to value these things.
Only, these values seem to have disappeared. They wandered away from the human race. Now, we are without morals.
This is why I have issues with where we are these days.
Well, as I have described, you know that the world isn’t perfect. It’s far from perfect, actually. Now, let’s see how long it takes everyone to die.