I want to wait till 2013 and see how many theories are left with the history to back them up. The fact that a great deal of "apocalypse" events are going to have past in the last 2 decades and resulted in (quite honestly) fuck all, will hopefully dissauede people from it after some time.
See, I can understand why, looking at all the disasters going on people would then go "oh noes signs of the end!" Except natural disasters occur all the time, throughout history.
Now, is our civilization stable enough to last centuries or millenia to come? That I'm not sure of, though it's changed in the past, it'll likely change again. And then the next generation can come up with their own doomsday scenarios.
Politically and economically we're in for an interesting few years; it may even seem 'apocalyptic' to some who are excessively attached to our current way of doing things, but the end of the world seems a bit of a stretch.
Besides, you'd think someone who believes in, but has so obviously never even tried to follow, what's in the NT would live in terror of the rapture.
Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination.
I took a flier from a woman in the New York subway system last year about how the world was going to end in 2011 unless humanity united in faith and prayer. I wish I still had it so I could scan it.
I usually take fliers when anyone is handing them out, and always if they're religious apocalypse ones. It's a thankless job, and I like them to feel like they're doing some good, but I especially wouldn't wish on anybody the sort of stress that probably comes from believing that the world is ending soon, and nobody is paying attention.
...eventually, we will reach a maximum entropy state where nobody has their own socks or underwear, or knows who to ask to get them back.
And all this time, that Google ad space under the Add Post button is providing links related to said apocalypse. Or acceptance of God as your Lord and Savior.
Yup, even when the end of the world is only two months away, someone is trying to cash in on it.
Seconded. It must be tough to see themselves as Cassandra, being sure that people are going to die and unable to stop them.
Which is to say, the more reasons to be angry at those who propagate such beliefs among their followers. For those unfortunate people end up seriously traumatized.
edited 29th Mar '11 9:19:34 PM by Beholderess
If we disagree, that much, at least, we have in common
Oh, not the Rapture thing, again.
As I said to a Christian friend of mine a couple of years ago: "The Rapture's already happened and there are only you False Prophets and us Damnèd Pagans left. All the True Christians ascended to Heaven ages ago - I personally said 'good-bye' to both of them."