Apocalypse Not: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About End Times

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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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Perusing news articles, I found this rather informative and detailed essay published in Wired magazine titled:

Apocalypse Not: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry About End Times - Linky

The piece spans four pages and covers a wide variety of topics from epidemics, The Rapture, oil depletion, famine, over population, and sundry cult classic doom porn favorites.


Predictions of global famine and the end of oil in the 1970s proved just as wrong as end-of-the-world forecasts from millennialist priests. Yet there is no sign that experts are becoming more cautious about apocalyptic promises. If anything, the rhetoric has ramped up in recent years. Echoing the Mayan calendar folk, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved its Doomsday Clock one minute closer to midnight at the start of 2012, commenting: “The global community may be near a point of no return in efforts to prevent catastrophe from changes in Earth’s atmosphere.”


Time and again forecasts are made, prophets come out from their mom's basements to gush and babble about end times, preppers prep, and the gullible give away their world possessions or fall into some other trap, and time and time again, nothing of any import happens.

Sure, we had the great Tsunami of 2004, but, who predicted that? Plus, most of us are still here afterwards.


Over the five decades since the success of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 and the four decades since the success of the Club of Rome’s The Limits to Growth in 1972, prophecies of doom on a colossal scale have become routine. Indeed, we seem to crave ever-more-frightening predictions—we are now, in writer Gary Alexander’s word, apocaholic. The past half century has brought us warnings of population explosions, global famines, plagues, water wars, oil exhaustion, mineral shortages, falling sperm counts, thinning ozone, acidifying rain, nuclear winters, Y2K bugs, mad cow epidemics, killer bees, sex-change fish, cell-phone-induced brain-cancer epidemics, and climate catastrophes.


So far all of these specters have turned out to be exaggerated. True, we have encountered obstacles, public-health emergencies, and even mass tragedies. But the promised Armageddons—the thresholds that cannot be uncrossed, the tipping points that cannot be untipped, the existential threats to Life as We Know It—have consistently failed to materialize. To see the full depth of our apocaholism, and to understand why we keep getting it so wrong, we need to consult the past 50 years of history.


I encourage anyone interested in doom porn, prophesy, and anything that involves predictions of end times to read the full 4 page article.

We see it all the time.
Predictions and prophesies come and go. Nothing happens.
The Apocalypse didn't happen in the 70s, nor the 80s, and not the 90s, and even as tumultuous as world news has been since 2000 it didn't happen in that decade either.

Every prediction I've seen here on ATS is a failure too. Olympics false flag anyone?
Roll the excuses, whatever.

As disappointing as some may find it, precedence would say; it won't be happening the next time either.

Read the article, and have fun.


Linky to article again


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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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This has nothing to do with how things are truly going by the book tho Dru.



Overall I think the book is right on time and spot on.

Still SnF for a great presentation.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:25 PM
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Apocalypse's are local in nature. They are personal. Someone's apocalypse just occurred right now.
But the world will continue to spin.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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So are Big Bangs.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:30 PM
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And let me say I agree that you shouldn't worry about that which you can not control or change.

" Some people say peace is on the way, but the worst is still to come " An easy prophecy.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:46 PM
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As disappointing as some may find it, precedence would say; it won't be happening the next time either.


Ahhh….but it need only happen once for you to be DEAD!


My dad thinks like you. He once told me that every generation thinks theirs is the last and guess what...it hasn’t happened!

I know where you’re coming from, and I admit I’m a doom porn super star, but it makes sense to be as prepared as you can be for whatever you expect will happen. Anything less would be irresponsible IMO. Just because you worry and/or prep doesn’t mean you’re not enjoying your life.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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There still is a very serious issue that is our monetary system and policies. Fractional reserve banking has been going on for more than a hundred years and it has totally destroyed the world economy. The world is built on quicksand. The only thing that gives our money any value is the trust and belief of those who do not realize that our money supply is being drastically inflated by those who simply want more than everyone else.

I would highly recommend putting some money aside and purchasing some emergency supplies. This is not some attempt to scare you. We all take this stability of our society for granted and because of that we have allowed our currency to be ruled by a few men, rather than the people of the world, or their respective country. Although it may not be Nibiru or aliens, in my opinion, an "apocalypse" has never been closer to reality in my lifetime (born in the 90s)



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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There still is a very serious issue that is our monetary system and policies. Fractional reserve banking has been going on for more than a hundred years and it has totally destroyed the world economy.


You’re exactly right! And then there’s that pesky little issue of who is BEHIND the fractional reserve banking system and the IMF? The existence of the power elite (NWO, TPTB, Illuminati, etc) is far more REAL than any alien or nibiru story and the proof is everywhere.

Meh…


Let’s just say it’s all bull because we haven’t seen it happen yet!



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by yourmaker
Apocalypse's are local in nature. They are personal. Someone's apocalypse just occurred right now.
But the world will continue to spin.
Absolutely true.

But, that doesn't mean one can't happen on a global scale. And no, that doesn't have to mean doom for the world or humanity, nor does it have to imply prophecy. We are programmed to believe apocalypse = the end, when it's simply a grand realization. In a way, it's an end of one form consciousness and a beginning of another, but that's one way of looking it; the other way being an expanded consciousness. Humanity as a whole will go on regardless.



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Dissolving the monetary system can't come any sooner...
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Great post. Very interesting article. I only perused it so far but it basically says the doomsday won't come anytime soon because people have always predicted it and it hasn't. I am not sure that is very good logic. I am not saying doomsday is around the corner. But there are so many things that could wipe out the planet. They could come pretty much at any moment. A new virus or an old one could mutate to become highly contagious and very deadly. An asteroid or other near earth object could collide with the planet. Wars, famine, etc. Maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part... But I do think doomsday will come eventually. It might be tomorrow or hundreds or thousands of years away but it will come. However, when I have a moment I will read the whole article.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by theshepherd2
There still is a very serious issue that is our monetary system and policies. Fractional reserve banking has been going on for more than a hundred years and it has totally destroyed the world economy. The world is built on quicksand. The only thing that gives our money any value is the trust and belief of those who do not realize that our money supply is being drastically inflated by those who simply want more than everyone else.

I would highly recommend putting some money aside and purchasing some emergency supplies. This is not some attempt to scare you. We all take this stability of our society for granted and because of that we have allowed our currency to be ruled by a few men, rather than the people of the world, or their respective country. Although it may not be Nibiru or aliens, in my opinion, an "apocalypse" has never been closer to reality in my lifetime (born in the 90s)


I would agree with this. However; for Christians, the Bible says (Christ's words) to essentially, always be ready, and always be watching. So that's why someone is always saying it's close.

That being said since 1948 (the Foundation of Isreal) and 1967 (the capture of Jeruseleum) most Christians know that is (in most Christian eschetology) THE event. HE could return at any time within a Generation of those time dates.

Still, no one knows the time of the date, but we will know the general time frame.

I will admit the constant doom and gloom gets a bit over dramatic.

Still our economic status is a problem, and events in the M. E. could run out of control quickly



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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I dunno, I dunno. As an ATS and general fringe-world veteran, I must admit the article in the first post cannot be denied...so much doom has come to naught. Which is a good thing.

I'll tell you something, though. This chart below gives me the willies because patterns like this just can't be sustained in nature. Logic, history and science all strongly suggest this state of affairs is unnatural, temporary, and simply can't persist over the long term. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorow, maybe not in ten years or even in fifty years, but I will tell you this - the state of affairs recorded below ain't gonna end happy for most people:



This chart shows how these things usually end in nature...




posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Yea! The Good Book is Good News remember!

That there King is coming back with all His Saints! It says over a 1,000 year period He'll prepare it for the glory of the coming of The Most High and that Jewel of a City coming down from the stars and a new earth coming. Eternity awaits for the good and the kind.

I know this ain't in the Good Book, but I get the feeling The Mighty One has plans for those Rebel Angels, too.

I got this crazy feeling that when Mr You Know Who gets released from The Abyss He is going to repent, too.

The God I know is The God of Love and Forgiveness!

Peace on earth and goodwill to ALL, that is what it says!



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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As long as people can be exploited by fear books will be sold.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Excellent. Thanks for the post and link. Sanity at last. There is a book out called Apocalyp se Pretty Soon, travels in End-Time America by Alex Heard, that may be of interest to some. It takes on some of the more severe nut cases, like Steven Greer, where the Wired article takes on only mainstream nut cases like Al Gore. But they complement each other very well.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Originally posted by Revolution9
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Yea! The Good Book is Good News remember!

That there King is coming back with all His Saints! It says over a 1,000 year period He'll prepare it for the glory of the coming of The Most High and that Jewel of a City coming down from the stars and a new earth coming. Eternity awaits for the good and the kind.

I know this ain't in the Good Book, but I get the feeling The Mighty One has plans for those Rebel Angels, too.

I got this crazy feeling that when Mr You Know Who gets released from The Abyss He is going to repent, too.

The God I know is The God of Love and Forgiveness!

Peace on earth and goodwill to ALL, that is what it says!


A mighty message you convey. I think this is what I'll pray for. Excellent !

What else would God love more than to see every one of his creations back where they belong.
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posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by crazyguy2012
A new virus or an old one could mutate to become highly contagious and very deadly. An asteroid or other near earth object could collide with the planet. Wars, famine, etc.


Its all happened before.
Humans are still here.
Though i have to say, dinosaurs didn't fare too well.



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:32 PM
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or

because the translated texts of a hermit in a cave 2,000 years ago are not a guide for how to live your life right now



posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by syrinx high priest
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because the translated texts of a hermit in a cave 2,000 years ago are not a guide for how to live your life right now


It's good to state opinion.



posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by Pauligirl

Originally posted by crazyguy2012
A new virus or an old one could mutate to become highly contagious and very deadly. An asteroid or other near earth object could collide with the planet. Wars, famine, etc.


Its all happened before.
Humans are still here.
Though i have to say, dinosaurs didn't fare too well.


IT happened before. It will happen again. Maybe we will survive. Maybe only a few. The problem is when? no one knows when or how... But will it happen, logic points to a big fat YES.... Will it be this year. Statistically it is possible... is it likely.... I probably have a better chance at winning the powerball. My luck is doomsday will occur the day after I win....





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