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Western Civilization is Materialistic

Updated on February 21, 2010

What is civilization- Western Civilization is materialistic- Demerits of Western Civilization

Civilization is that particular style of living which may be adopted under the impact of that culture. Western civilization is spread all over Europe, the United States of America and other parts of western world. This civilization includes all aspects of life, economic, political, religious, educational, social, recreational etc.

The western civilization is materialistic. It is full of glamour. Science has made tremendous advancement in different spheres of life in western civilization. A large number of means of recreation, amusement are available there. The comforts of daily life have increased considerably. The production of food has increased. Industry has been revolutionized. If the dead souls could rise from their graves and see the marvels of western civilization they will be simply bewildered and amazed.

The goddess of science has blessed the western civilization but its demerits are no less significant. Science and machinery have been superimposed upon other cultures and have shown themselves such powerful solvents that they tend to put an end not only to what was bad also to what was good in the culture of the past. Family which is the first cradle of man is gradually disappearing from the western civilization. The disturbance of family life in America is more desperate than at any other period in our history. Religion has lost its hold on people. The moral development of man or moral values has been totally neglected. Their philosophy of life is “eat, drink and be merry”. There is too much sexual freedom. Their graphs of crimes are very high. America is one of the richest countries of the world, yet it is surprising to note that the greatest numbers of murders are committed there.

Is westerner civilization more secure and lasting? The forces of nature which were harnessed by science for the benefit of humanity are now employed in the service of devil for the wholesale destruction of mankind. The two world wars are the contribution of modern western civilization. Wars which confined to the battle front between two contending armies have now spread their field of devastation in which civilian population, with innocent men; women and children are to be victims of ruthless and gruesome weapons of wholesale destruction, which are the products of highly scientific brains of the west. Science is being misused in wars. War is a blot on the civilization.

The influence of the western civilization is getting dominant throughout the world. It is sad that many of the Middle East and South Asian countries are moving fast towards western civilization. We should bear in mind that western civilization carries the seed of its destruction. It is rather heartless.

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