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The Difference Between the Apocalypse-Predicting Nuts at Family Radio and Regular Christians

Posted by Clamence/The Chaplain on May 24, 2011

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4 Responses to “The Difference Between the Apocalypse-Predicting Nuts at Family Radio and Regular Christians”

  1. Ann said

  2. JN said

    I love the apocalypse. There’s nothing like having a good old fashioned sense of impending doom hanging over your head. It’s great.

    This cartoon is good. Thinking about apocalyptic scenarios is a lot of fun for the imagination as long as it doesn’t become treated as fact. Christians who imagine some glorious event are too optimistic. I’m pretty sure that if there were ever to be an apocalypse, it would not be an event anyone would want to experience. Even the Christian version, if you can make any sense of it, sounds like a nightmare for Christians and sinners both.

    I’m pretty sure that if this world is going to end, it will end because of us. Humans lack vision. The more humans we get on the planet, the less perspective we seem to have. We’re going to be crawling over each other in some crazy anthill. Maybe Aldous Huxley was on to something.

  3. Paulo said

    “… Humans lack vision. The more humans we get on the planet, the less perspective we seem to have.”

    I agree. As a species, we still find ourselves without a purpose, a goal. Religion tries to fill that void, but religion is based on myth and faith, not reality. For someone like me who cannot accept myth as reality, it becomes a matter of fact that there is no single goal or purpose to our existence. That leaves you free. Choose.

    • Ann said

      When faith is the basis, we can believe anything…freedom is an illusion just as much as anything else. But we must believe in freedom for motivation. Choices are anything but simple. Yet, once the initial choice to free ourselves from faith is made, our choices are more freely made, despite the constraints of our instincts, other people, and responsibility for ourselves. And yes, there is no single goal or purpose. I have chosen the freedom of love (at the expense of being ridiculed and sounding silly/fucking naive).

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