Yeah, so, the Rapture came today.
What a surprise.
The thing that amazes me, is how often people predict ‘the end of the world’. I mean, it’s not always a religious apocalypse they are predicting of course. That’s just the most common.
Apparently Family Radio missed the whole ‘thief in the night’ stanza…
Other times, its weird prophesies from cultures simultaneously so in tune with the future they can predict the end of the world, but yet they somehow failed to predict the destruction of their own culture or the dangers facing it. Yes, Mayans, I’m looking at you!
I wonder why people focus so much on The End, and why so many who believes in a mythological End believes its ‘coming soon’? I think, to a large degree, it’s a selfish belief. If The End happens in their life time, proving their beliefs correct, it would somehow give their own lives greater meaning. And they hold on to these beliefs while ignoring how often in (recent) past this has been predicted to no result.
Of course, part of it I guess is simply fear mongering… an attempt by some to enforce behavior on others through fear. Not unlike a lot of politics and news outlets I suppose.
Fear and ignorance work. Governments and religions know this and have gladly used it to control the masses.
I wish people would stop falling for the same old tricks.
I mean, we all know how its REALLY going to end…