I wonder how that family they found in Holland last week, thought the world was going to end.
They’d been waiting for nine years, it seems, convinced the end of days was on the way.
Almost every year, someone will emerge and tell us all that Doomsday is coming.
Sometimes, they’re harmless eccentrics.
Sometimes, they’re dangerous like Jim Jones who convinced almost 1,000 of his followers to commit suicide in Guyana back in 1978. They thought the end of the world was coming.
So, how do you think it’s going to come?
A big flood?
A meteorite strike?
One thing’s for sure.
Nobody knows when.
At least, they probably don’t.
But here’s a thing or two which might help pin down a date!
Who’s in charge?
Putin in Russia. Trump in the USA. Boris in the UK. Bolsinaro in Brazil. Kim Jong Un in North Korea. Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. And they’re just the tip of the (melting) iceberg.
There are riots in Beirut, Barcelona, Santiago and Hong Kong.
There are wars in Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Iraq, South Sudan and elsewhere. In fact, there are is something like 60 wars big and small, raging around the world. The EU is one of the only places in whch there are none, Yet.
And then there’s climate change. Melting icebergs. Storms. Rising sea levels. More hurricanes, more typhoons.
You know, in a funny way, the whole state of the earth today reminds me of the story of Adam and Eve. And no, I’m not a creationist! I’m talking about the story itself.
Here, Adam. Here’s paradise. Take care of it. One rule, don’t eat the apple.
And whether you think it was Science or God who gave us earth, the message was simple.
Here people. Here’s paradise. Take care of it. One rule don’t destroy it.
But we couldn’t resist.
So. Is that it?