posted on Jul, 19 2004 @ 03:21 AM
Who knows what form it will take? (if it occurs at all). As others have noted, the end of the world has been predicted for eons and we are still here
(nominally at least).
Personally, I don't believe in the Fundamentalist Biblical version of the Apocolyse, Armaggedon, the Rapture etc. However, heck, they certainly could
be right and I could be wrong.
I do believe in spiritual/physical/geographical changes that lead to new ways of thinking.
Any number of events could bring this about.
I, personally, have never seen that the 3 major religions have any conflict in their ideas about the "End of the World". Say for example, the
"second coming of Christ, for Christians, could be the arrival of the Messiah for the Jewish people etc.
I can't help but think that God is a little more inclusive and a little more creative then we are. So, who knows?
As my dear mom used to say "it will come as a sheep in the night...why worry?" Although, I have to admit that I don't even know if her
itnerpretation was correct.
As humans, I think our minds are far too limited and too influenced by political/geographical/scientific events to "know" when something is going to
I dread the outcome of some plague, virus, earthquake, or CHEM/NUKE/BIO weapons, but some would still survive and they would have to face a whole new
world. It would be interesting to see how that new world would pan out. Not sure if I want, at this age, to face those travails, but we'll see.