2015-05-25 Elberton,GA – Guidestones Road (Note: My Garmin GPS couldn’t find the address.)
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The Georgia Public Broadcasting television station produced a show on “The Georgia Traveler” program called ‘The Georgia Guidestones’. The guidestones were commissioned by an anonymous benefactor and are maintained by an Elberton group. They contain a message to mankind as viewed by the person who commissioned their creation. The message is:
1. MAINTAIN HUMANITY UNDER 500,000,000 IN PERPETUAL BALANCE WITH NATURE
2. GUIDE REPRODUCTION WISELY – IMPROVING FITNESS AND DIVERSITY
3. UNITE HUMANITY WITH A LIVING NEW LANGUAGE
4. RULE PASSION – FAITH – TRADITION – AND ALL THINGS WITH TEMPERED REASON
5. PROTECT PEOPLE AND NATIONS WITH FAIR LAWS AND JUST COURTS
6. LET ALL NATIONS RULE INTERNALLY RESOLVING EXTERNAL DISPUTES IN A WORLD COURT
7. AVOID PETTY LAWS AND USELESS OFFICIALS
8. BALANCE PERSONAL RIGHTS WITH SOCIAL DUTIES
9. PRIZE TRUTH – BEAUTY – LOVE- SEEKING HARMONY WITH THE INFINITE
10. BE NOT A CANCER ON THE EARTH – LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE – LEAVE ROOM FOR NATURE
The message is engraved in several languages.
I knew that the guidestones were near Elberton and I had wanted to visit them since seeing the tv-show a long time ago. I tried to program my Garmin GPS device to search for the attraction – Georgia Guidestones, but it was not in the database and the location could not be found. So – fortunately, I had another option: I got an Apple iPhone last October and had not used the Google map feature before now. I was Very Happy to have it on this occasion because without it, I would have to stop and ask someone for directions. Yeah technology! This was the first time that I used the Google app because it is necessary to keep the phone ‘on’ and nearby so that the screen can be viewed. If I use the Garmin GPS, it is always open and viewable on the dashboard without constant tapping on the screen. (I think that keeping the iPhone device ‘on’ is a driver distraction.) Anyway, I had used the Garmin to guide me to Elberton, and then from Elberton, the “Georgia Guidestones” were only an 8 mile drive. (I didn’t realize until I reached the location that the road is called “Guidestone Road”.)
I visited on Memorial Day and there were other visitors on the site. I really enjoyed my visit and hope that web-blog readers enjoy the pictures posted.
(I would like to take this opportunity to expound on my personal “Pet Peeve” – that is, irresponsible cigarette smokers who leave cigarette-butts on the ground. For some reason, they think that other people are responsible for picking up their trash! Note the cigarette butts in the last two pictures.)
Website: TheGeorgiaGuidestones.com “Let these be guidestones to an age of reason.”
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