Saturday, 19 April 2014

Post-Apocalyptic A to Z: Oracles of Doom

"The end of the world is nigh!"

How many times have we been told that the world was about to end? This has been going on a long time, and not just in the Christian religion. A lot of faiths get on the apocalyptic bandwagon. Some of the more, um, acquisitive preachers even convince their flock to hand over their money because they won't need it when the world ends, but for some reason the preacher does.

Personally, I think this sort of millennial thinking is a cop-out, a handy way to avoid dealing with the practical consequences of our actions. The world isn't going to end tomorrow, or even next year or in the 22nd century. It's up to us to make it a better place and keep it in good shape for our great-grandchildren.

WWJD? Take care of the kids, not shrug his shoulders and say none of it matters because it's all coming to an end tomorrow.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

2 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amen! What we'd do in our final days matters.

Sioux said...

I just wish we'd get word when the end IS here, so I won't worry about making my car payment and my kid's student loan payment that month...

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