The Oxford Dictionary “OED Online Word of the Day” has popped out a doozy today:
agathism, n. – The doctrine that all things ultimately tend towards good, although the means by which this comes about may be evil, unpleasant, unfortunate, etc.
I had no idea that this was thing. Can you imagine a world where a majority of people following this as a doctrine ? Although most religions exhibit or have exhibited some aspect of this, I’m not sure that the world is ready for a widespread outbreak of this.