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Originally posted by UnusualMe
I was just sitting around thinking about doomsday predictions and trying to mentaly list how many different ways people have said the world might end.... I might actualy make a topic out of it..(on another website) but one thing that came to mind kinda made me wonder... leading to my religious conspiracy theory...
The Bible refers to the coming of an anti-christ, and how people will be decieved by him and join his ranks.
It occurs to me that, it is a very convenient way to cause trouble if any other new or old religion ever started garnering strenth the church was threatened by.
Or even say another "messiah" type was born or became popular as a new religious order or the predicted savior of an existing religion.
So my question is, is the "anti-christ" just a story made up for the excuse of waging holy war if christianity's (and its offshoots) position, as maybe the most popular religion, was ever threatened.
.. in having to do with my end of the world thread this scenerio lead to the end of the world through worldwide genocide/holy war.
Originally posted by The Astral City
The most disturbing element of these may be the fact that a younger generation is being encouraged to believe that the events will occour within their lifetime, which could possibly lead to a self-forfilling revelation regarding the wars in the book.
May Peace Travel With You
Originally posted by netka
Altough I am a Christian myself I ' ve never done any Biblical interpretations. I believe that God is inside and all around us. As history shows us there were alot of "strange" things done on behalf of "not so holy" Church.
So, I am going to do research on the topic and inform you on my dicoveries.