I'll start off by saying this.
Who in their right mind, (excluding, mentally ill, and diseased peoples) wants the end of times to come!?
This is ridiculous, yet it is becoming more and more abundant among people, especially on ATS, for the want of the end of times to come in this life
What could of possibly spawned such *god* awful thinking to emerge!
This seems like a thought that many would be in denial of it, yet so many aren't in denial, aren't unaware, but WANT it to happen.
You've seen the threads. "When is it going to happen, god I wish it was over with already". Sorry, the end of the world, isn't something you 'get
over'. It's end game.
I suppose this could be from religious teachings of, 'when the end comes, a new heaven and new earth, and 1,000 years of happiness, little
turbulation from the red guy, then eternity of happiness'. That sounds nice, but I an atheist have found myself surcoming to the thoughts of wanting
the end times to come.
We are all vulnerable to this thought process.
Which I find disgusting, from an evolutionary viewpoint, we should want the pinnacle of life, to live forever, the endless search for the holy grail.
It seems that has been given up, and we are now hoping for an intervention to end everything.
But i'm digressing, by closing in on a call to arms to help the world, that's not the point i'm trying to make.
This will probably be one of my few true conspiratal.
Is there some 'suicidal' psychological want for the end of humanity?
What purpose would this serve? It seems illogical for this to be something to be sought after.
I just can't imagine, that I and i'm sure you others (who may proclaim your blah blah hippy mumbo jumbo here) feel this way too, maybe a little bit
to an extreme, see this as something fun, or exciting.
I get a little sick when I see SITX threads, that people are expecting it, but reading posts, where they seem to not only expect it, nor only
anticipate it, but want it, may the word anticipate be used to want it then it's fitting in the latter.
Is the desire for a 'end time' built in, or constructed during life? Honest question.
This is meant to be highly speculative, and i'm sure many will go into religion, but i'd like to stay away from that, so there is some middle ground
between me and my religious brothers, some middle ground at least
I can't help but sense a conspiracy for this.
And wonder if it's whether
B) Built in from mayan calendar building anticipation
C) Psychological malfunction, disorder that's quite common.