reply to post by satron
You quite The Bible, the New Testament no less, yet you claim that we should "think more about the material world", because as you say "that is
what it is all about.
Do you know Jesus' views on materialism? Do you know The Bible's views on materialism in general? If you believe the book enough to believe the
passage you mentioned, then you should also believe the book enough to follow its "code of conduct" if you will to know that materialism and the
material world is NOTHING.
In fact, I think it is safe to say that all spiritual teaching tend to lean towards the basis of moving away from material things. I've partaken in
almost all of them, so I would know.
As for your prediction, it isn't a prediction - at least one that you believe. To me there is a difference between precognition, that is seeing the
future before it happens, and simple prediction. Precognition is a matter of spiritual enlightenment, dream analysis, or in some cases the following
of scientific patterns. All you did is choose a day and say something. That isn't a prediction, that is a uneducated guess.
As for Armageddon. Will it happen as The Bible says? Probably not. I have never been one to look at that work literally. But will something happen to
this planet or our species that constitutes being called "the end of the world as we know it?" To deny something like that will happen at some point
is plain ignorance and a symptom of a closed minded fool.
Proof remains that things have happened to people in the past and this planet as faced extinction level events before. Spiritual and historical works
lay reference to strange phenomenon that even science today cannot explain. Past civilizations have disappeared without a hint of what happened, and
technologies have been discovered the lead many to believe that even PRIOR, more advanced civilizations existed before them.
Armageddon will come. The end of life as we know it will come. Read the passage again. No man will KNOW the date. They may feel the date. They may
perceive that something will happen. However, to say that no man will KNOW with 100% certainty the date it will come is just common sense. There is no
way to know until it happens, and even then someone can not say that they KNEW it all along, for they simply perceived the possibility.
May 21st is a possibility. October 21st is a possibility. December 21st, 2012 is a possibility. You can deny it as hoax all you want but until that
day comes and goes - NO MAN will know if it will be the end, or just another day. But mark my words - the end of times is not some figment of peoples
imaginations or spiritual readings. It is quite real. To become complacent to the fact that it will come someday, simply because you put your faith in
the word of others and it failed - is to be ill prepared and become a statistic for whatever may come.
I look at each day as if it could be the end, and it very well could be. I suggest everyone else do the same.