and when Genghis Khan ruled most of the known world i bet they were saying - see the end is nigh, prophecy fulfilled and ww1 and ww2 and probably other times through history.
Religious people have been pointing to the end of times and final days , signs received, i mean is it Jack Van impe who has been saying for at least
10 yrs the end is nigh look at the signs and we continually hear of various religious subsects who KNOW/HAVE the truth selling all their possessions
etc or making suicide pacts.
In short people since the dawn of time having being saying see this is the end and here we all still are - yes we will probably blow ourselves up at
some point or there will be some sort of apocalyptic event which finishes most/all of us but could be millions of years away or could be tomorrow -
the point is NOBODY knows and anybody who claims otherwise is just trying to get attention.