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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Countdown to the End of the World

I keep looking to the sky. It is about to fall. Or at least according to the eBible Fellowship website it is. The last day is today. October 7, 2015. So I am writing this probably in vein since in about six hours the Earth as we know it will be no more. It will be annihilated.

In the words of the eBible Fellowship church founder, Chris McCann, "According to what the Bible is presenting it does appear that 7 October will be the day that God has spoken of: in which, the world will pass away."

Of course we all know what happened with the Y2K thing (although it was not end of the world stuff). And incidentally there was that end of the Mayan calendar thing that said we'd be done for in 2012. There have been countless other predictions of doom in the past. God fearing men have walked the streets with signs saying the doom is nigh. None of these predictions has come to fruition since we happen to still be here making them. I suspect there will be more to come.

The simple truth is that you will be here tomorrow potentially reading this post over again. Life will go on as we know it. Nothing will change. Except for maybe the date of the prediction, or a hot air explanation as to why the prediction was wrong.

Like many things religious by the way.

While not all religious people are haphazardly crazy in their own way, believing in things like rising from the dead, walking on water, or making things out of nothing, there are a good many that are seeking their day of affirmation. They just want to have their entire pie in the sky beliefs confirmed, and what better way to do that than to experience the apocalypse. Or, as those religious folks like to call it, the day of reckoning.

Yeah, we are all doomed to have our heads lopped off and damned to whatever if we don't bow down to some God figure and give our very lives to It or Them or Whatever. Sounds a bit to me like Nazi Germany or Stalin lead Russia, or some other crazy thing in history that was horrible. Conform or die. Conform or be damned. Pretty scary stuff actually if you think about it. Talk about cleansing.

And of course we all know that the Bible is rife with facts; like the fact that the Earth is only 2000 years old for example. Umm. Yeah. Okay. And despite everything we know scientifically about genetics Adam and Eve created the grandest of an incest based population without any problems at all, and even broke the genetic code and somehow all of these races got going on. Blacks, whites, Asians, Indians...

That is a marvelous feat ladies and gentleman.

Sorry. But truly if the Adam and Eve story were to be believed I think there would be no races at all. Just descendants of those two folks who created the entire population of humankind. By the way, none of us would be healthy. Ahem. In fact, we probably would not have our intelligence either as we would be suffering severe deformities, including brain ones.

But this commentary is not to bash religion, although I am openly admitting to taking more than a few liberties here. It is to simply say that the Bible for all of Its goodness, for all of Its great and amazing stories, for all of Its meaningful teachings, is just a nice story.

As for any predictions of the end of the world? It will happen eventually. Everything has a life cycle. Including the Earth itself. But it will not be the hand of God that will be at the helm of destruction. It will not be divine intervention that will take the bad people and lead the good to some grand exit. Every single living thing will die. Nothing and no one will survive. There will be no reckoning. There will be no second coming. There will simply be the end. Plain and simple. Just like the truth of death. Who knows what will be the cause of it? Our sun may supernova. There could be a catastrophic meteor that takes us out like it did with the dinosaurs. Or it could be something else.

But it won't be today. October 7th. That I can be sure about.

All of this aside I know that most religious people actually find this prediction to be as crazy as I do. Despite everything else, at least I can take some comfort in the idea that while I think religious beliefs are a bit crazy, not all religious people are...well...totally crazy.

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