Insanity of Doomsday Worshiping

Insanity of Doomsday Worshiping

How People's Embrace Of Species Extinction, End Times, And Armageddon Deters Problem Solving

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.

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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10 Ways To Make Your Ramadan Productive

Fasting shouldn't affect your productivity as much as you think.

Ramadan is upon us, once again. No matter how much time has passed since the first day, it's never too late to try and make the best of this month. Here are some ways to help you with your attempts.

1. Set goals for yourself

Take the time to evaluate what you want to accomplish this Ramadan. Aim to make this Ramadan an improvement of the on the one last year. Your goals may just end up making lasting changes to your entire year. It’s important to remember, however, not to set goals that are too daunting or too grand. It’s very likely that big goals will discourage you. Set yourself smaller, achievable tasks, or divide one difficult task into several parts.

2. Set a schedule depending on what time you work best

Chances are, you’re either a morning person or night person. Decide what time you work best, and take advantage of it. Plan your sleep schedule accordingly.

3. Don’t overeat

As tempting as it is, especially in the first few days, trying to refrain from eating anything more than you would normally eat. Eventually, your body will get used to the change and your appetite will get smaller.

4. Take naps

Naps are your best friend. They will energize you enough to get you through the rest of your day. Sleep is just as important as food or water.

5. Don’t work yourself too hard

Fasting does require a reassessment of your daily routine. It takes a toll on your body, so make sure you consider that when planning out your day.

6. Eat a proper suhoor

It’s hard to wake up at the crack of dawn. It’s even harder to eat right when you wake up. Just remember: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, whether it be at 9 am or before sunrise. It’s what will sustain you in all your daily endeavors, so eat a good meal, not just a week old granola bar you found in the pantry.

7. Don’t compare yourself to others

Just because Adam is working two jobs, taking summer classes, and praying all twenty rakats of taraweeh, it doesn’t mean that he’s any better than you. Everyone accomplishes things at their own pace and it is important that you are proud of yourself for your achievements, no matter what the people around you are doing.

8. Volunteer

Ramadan is one of the best times of the year to volunteer. There are so many opportunities to better yourself in this month, whether it be through simple iftars at your local mosque or large events to aid the refugees. Make the best use of your time this Ramadan by helping as many people as you can.

9. Don’t count your calories

On the flip side of overeating, counting your calories isn't the best idea. If you want to stay healthy or lose weight, opt for exercise. You need as much nourishment as you can get, so depriving your body of the food it needs is actually detrimental in the long run.

10. Stay hydrated

Drink as much water as you can, wherever you can. Just because you can’t drink it during the day, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drink it at all.

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