Discuss General Topics.
04 Mar 2010, 03:34
The post by () got me to thinking, so I thought I’d offer a couple of bends & twists around the whole “End of the World” doom & gloom.
First of all, the has come and gone (officially) over 150 times in the past century alone, the more anti-climatic points being 2000 and 2001 when Jesus seems to have missed his appointed rounds and all the Televangelists had to chew on some crow, getting inventive with their explanations, etc. (but it was fun watching squirm).
Secondly, we really do live in a unique point in time when it comes to prophecy. This is the first time in known history that almost every major (and several minor) prophecies focus on the same general time period (between 1998 and 2022) as being “The End Times” and/or “Judgement Day”, this includes certain scientific evidence associated with Earth Changes and if you would, the Climate scenario (remind me, there’s a wonderful funny on Global Warming I need to share…)
The “Down to Earth” Psychics/Shaman and philosophers seem to believe that we are in fact, in for a bit of a bumpy ride but they are also looking at the logic as to why that would be.
Human beings seem to only let down their bias, distrust and general pettiness during times of extreme hardship in which everyone is in the same boat. We saw this with 9/11, , and now Chili and I’ll lay money on it that you will see it happening again as the wave of increases around the world.
If we were to accept that some kind of omnipotent being really were out there, we would have to assume that it would use what’s available when it comes to teaching us all a big lesson about playing well together and actually applying the essence of all that wisdom and special fluffy thinking its been trying to get us to live by over the past 5,000 years. So shaking up the snow globe might very well be how this happens; earth changes as well as man-made catastrophe (including war type issues).
it’s not going to be akin to the recent comedy 2012 (a.k.a. how many times can we have the run way fall out from under an airplane movie)… I’m not seeing growing an Island just yet, but we might see get a bit bigger in island size.
What we will most likely see is people letting go of all the B.S. they’ve allowed themselves to get caught up in and readjusting their sense of priority as well as values. I think we are going to see a new kind of society raising up of calamity but the attitudes will be more akin to what Redfield describes in “The Celestine Prophecy” – a Mass Consciousness that is focused on improving EVERYONE’S situation and doing so without all the economic/business, political or religious HORSE CRAP set into the mix.
This is something the Evangelists and Born Againers fear in that it fulfills (supposedly) the prophecy of a One World Society in which there is a One based on a “Mark” one must have on the palm of their left hand or forehead in order to get food, housing, medical treatment, etc. But, this “Mark” means that you’ve sold your soul to the Devil… in other words, if you believe in world peace and the spirit of humanitarianism you are damned! But this is why most every Congress of the World Religions has been picketed by the Religious Right element and fear mongering heightened when anything supports globalization, the world community and so forth… but that’s another issue…
Fact is, the unfolding of this “Communal” idealism is very much biblical (you’ll find it in several places but it was a strong concept found in the and from where the modern Kibbutz came to be) but it is a concept that’s been constant in many other world traditions, many of them older than Christianity or Judaism. Each of them assigning humankind as the care givers of this planet and ALL that inhabit it. The challenge, if we are to consider the Golden Rule, being to see the divine in ourselves as well as our fellow being; not just white folk or black folk or red folk but ALL FOLK including the critters of the earth, air & sea/water.
I know, it seems very fantasiful, but this is supposedly what will unfold as we cross that mythic threshold in December of 2012 and figuratively complete the 50 year process of transition that has transpired. But understand, there’s still another 50 years (two-three total generations) before the over-all affect or cycle is completed. 2012 is just the end of the previous era and the beginning of a new “unknown”. In fact the only prophecies that I’m aware of that denote anything beyond 2012 come from the real Nostradamus who, memory serving, gives us another 10,000 years of so before our sun goes super nova and rips everything asunder.
CLIMATE CHANGE & CHRISTIANS… We need to consider this closely and see the irony in it…
Most Christians hold to the idea that the second destruction of earth is to happen by fire, so wouldn’t it make sense, given that this is the time of Judgement, the end of all, etc. that things are heating up? Yet, who are the biggest detractors when it comes to the idea that man is causing this increase of heat?
Check it out… most involved with the Global Warming not only vote Republican and patronize and believe FOX News is legit, they are likewise Christians with a fundamentalist slant.
04 Mar 2010, 05:41
The odd thing about the choice of 2012 is that this date is derived from the Mayan calendar. There is some doubt, like multiple years, about when the calendar actually wraps around. The date is not clear. Also, the Mayan had no prophecies connected to their calendar wrapping.