Is nuclear annihilation inevitable? It certainly seemed so when the Guidestones were erected in 1980. In his book, Common Sense Renewed, R.C. Christian expresses deep concerns that a U.S.-Soviet nuclear war will cause the downfall of civilization. “We have turned the world into an atomic tinderbox,” he said, and to people of the time, it must have seemed like an unchangeable state of world affairs. The practical uses of the monument, from language translation to marking the seasons to following the stars, would all be useful to the survivors of such a holocaust.
Are the Guidestones built for the survivors of an atomic war that, as of yet, has never happened? Learn more in The Georgia Guidestones: America’s Most Mysterious Monument, coming Spring 2011.