I see it more and more. A cry goes out that the world is going to end ... soon. Someone claims the world will end and we must tie up our loose ends quickly before 6:00 pm this very night before the savior comes. I am sure your boss will let that important fax slide, which could have made the company millions all because the rapture was upon us.
Does it make much sense to wrap-up a life that continues in the afterlife? What doesn't make sense to me is the repeated doomsday deadlines being set and nothing ever happens. Is it me or does that create an implosion for religion itself? Crying wolf as churches have done is an age old tale of a child repeatedly saying the wolf is here to the village. What came of these lies the child told? The village no longer believed him. The story ends with him finally telling the truth, but no one is listening now. I feel this is how the churches of the world are being looked at, too.
Any religion teaching good moral standards is a good religion and we cannot afford to loosing them to fabricated lies. If the world ends - so be it. What regrets will you have if the world ends? You already live with past regrets of not doing something or someone, so I think it will OK when the end comes. For now live a happy life with the ones you love.
For the churches of the world I say this - leave the end of days to whichever God you believe in. He or She knows when it will happen and all you do is cause chaos in the living world. I am sure spreading such doom does NOT create the oneness with thy neighbor as you had hoped. What a way to spend the end of life by collecting old debts or borrowed tools. Those things will sure help out in the afterlife.
I am blogging about this because if they don't stop preaching the destruction of this world, then people will find something else to believe in. Religion as we know it will die and who knows what will grow from the aftermath. Pretty soon we might be praying under the golden arches in the shape of an 'M'. Lunch anyone?
About the Author
Adam Santo is a SciFi/Fantasy writer who enjoys the quiet moments to write stories. His debut novel, Temperature: Dead and Rising, took the world for a ride they would soon not forget. Santo began plotting out the second paperback novel, Temperature: Bitter Cold, before the ink dried on his first book. Santo continues to write nonstop because he knows there is always a story waiting to get out.