Feeling the Rapture?

January 21, 2020 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Australia, climate change, Destroying nature, divisions in society, Making History, Politics, Reflections, Religion, Social Responsibility, War and Conflict | 7 Comments
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For some time now, my journal has been mostly a record of, and comments on, the political, economic and social events in our world that are shaping up to bring about the end of the human species (and a great many others) – or at least to reduce it to small bands that I hope will have learned from what led to the destruction of most of the natural world. (Who am I kidding!?)

 

In recording all of these news events and commentary, It feels like I am documenting the biblically foretold Apocalypse. I probably am, although it has nothing to do with any god who will reward the good and punish the wicked. I don’t believe any of that. The so-called punishment of the wicked (ie, those who don’t believe in this manifestation of god) & The Rapture for the believers (ie, those who do believe in it and are rich, powerful and unscrupulous in exploiting the world and its inhabitants) is and always has been a tool for that very exploitation.

 

No, we don’t need a Satan to do this, we can do it all on our own. The exploitation and consequent destruction leading to climate change, among other outcomes, are the direct result of mankind’s own pride, greed, superior attitude & desire for power, and also of apathy from the general population who could have risen up against all that if they would open their eyes and see.

 

We have unending corruption and denial of morals, fomentation of fear, hatred and intolerance, the waste and/or pollution of precious resources, war, murder & genocide, as well as probable destruction of the environment and most of the life within it.

 

It may be possible to save some of our habitat, our plants and animals and the things we had always taken for granted, before they disappear. However, it will take a huge amount of combined protest from all levels of society. That means we need to arouse people from their apathy, foster tolerance and good-will, and make people realise they must act to get rid the Rupert Murdochs, Donald Trumps, Scott Morrisons and Peter Duttons of this world.

 

However, I have feeling that mankind as a species is too selfish to act for our planet, even though they will be encouraging their own destruction by not doing so. It takes an unselfish attitude to work towards the reconstruction of our world for the benefit of our children and their descendants. Unfortunately, for too many of us, our genes have not evolved to that level of consideration for others.

 

Whatever happens, I hope that those fake so-called Christians (who give true Christians a bad name) expecting to go with The Rapture are sent to some sort of hell instead because that’s what they deserve, and that those who have fought for humanity and all of nature and our planet will get the wonderful peace they deserve.

 

Linda Visman

21.01.2020

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