Insanity of Doomsday Worshiping

Insanity of Doomsday Worshiping

How People's Embrace Of Species Extinction, End Times, And Armageddon Deters Problem Solving
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Today if one observes culture from a disassociate perspective, one starts to notice subtle embodiment of self destructive, even pure suicidal, tendencies in society. Whether it is people making sarcastic references to hoping to die early/young or the systematic self destructive behavior of climate denial and political aggression/hegemonic policies and ideologies; the human species is actualizing internal distress as cultural and social destruction. These subconscious and unconscious desiring to end existence perpetuates and even amplifies hostile antithetical behaviors that pushed humanity to the brink of civilization collapse. Civilization collapse has always been the root of end times mentalities throughout history; it is a breed of dogmatism that gets embraced by religious fundamentalists, apathetical scientific systems, or philosophical dogmatists.

This antithetical way of thinking that acts as an internal conflict within ourselves, expressed on a collective level, is the driving force behind the potential extinction of the human species and the biosphere as a whole. One must acknowledge however, that this is only one aspect of humanity as a collective and as individuals; we are capable of correcting this error at any moment. The problem with end times philosophy is that it does not hold a cyclical perspective needed to make competent judgement. The fact that we are being pushed to the brink of the precipice of existence; the potential negative situation should be a reflection of the potential positive we could create if we got our act together. The sense of unalterable destiny perpetuating these antithetical mindsets are a cognitive contradiction that negates progress in relations to the rise and fall of civilizations seen in history.

Though civilization makes the future seem bleak, one should never forget that the average species statistically lives at least a million years. If we get over our arrogance and anthropocentrism, we must admit that we are no different than any other species that has existed. Therefore we too are perfectly capable of achieving such a survival rate; since homo-sapiens are only 200,000 years old. We are not destined to die, we are not some fallen creatures. Doomsday beliefs, apathy, and religious fundamentalism that make people wish for the end of the world are completely asinine and counterproductive. We have the ability to deconstruct and reconstruct culture and society in ways that can prevent the chaotic breakdown of civilization in order to refine civilization towards greater progression. Allowing the complete breakdown of civilization seen in this antithetical end times of mentality represents only immaturity and shortsightedness; no wisdom, rationality, or sanity is present in that way of thinking.
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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Dear God, What The Hell Is Going On With Your Priests?

You wonder why people hate organized religion.

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A new grand jury report was released on August 14th documenting more than 300 predator priests in Pennsylvania that have been CREDIBLY accused of sexually abusing OVER 1,000 CHILD victims. The report says that the lost cases and those who were afraid to come forward could total in the thousands. And remember, that is just in six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania.

If those numbers don't make you want to vomit or cry or lose all faith in the Catholic Church, then let me continue. Actually, please take a moment to read for yourself a few of these disgusting and horrific cases before I continue.

In the state of Pennsylvania, you cannot file a civil case over the age of 30. These reports date back to 1947 and that means all of those survivors are well over the age of 30. Where is the closure for them? They can't file suit and, clearly, the Church has been brushing them under the rug. In fact, they've been brushing the cases under the rug for so long that a good portion of the accused priests are dead, so where is the justice?

God, what the hell is going on? These supposed men of Your word are taking full advantage and ruining THOUSANDS of people's lives. Good people. Innocent people. People who want nothing more than to live in Your eternal glory and You are abandoning them. You are forsaking them and I think it's about time we get some damn answers.

I was baptized Lutheran and confirmed in the ELCA so it's not like these are even my priests. But You are the same God to all of us. I have been struggling with my religion for quite some time now. I previously published an article describing my loss of religion while attending a Catholic university and this report only makes me feel 100x more cynical.

I understand that God supposedly has a plan for everyone and we don't deserve to have any answers but how am I supposed to trust in Him when apparently His plan includes a 7-year-old getting sexually abused in their hospital room?

Someone, please give us all some answers or an explanation or some way we're supposed to wrap our heads around this horrendous abuse. Honestly, there are no words though. There are no explanations or excuses. The grand jury report states that they are hoping this is a sign that the church is finally changing its ways- but for many, it is way too late.

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