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  •  Yes, It's Psychological... (1+ / 0-)
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    otto

    ...to declare the end of days.  Heck, the early Christians thought they were in them, and they were hardly the first.

    However, societies and cultures do fall.  Rome did, several incarnations of Persia did, the Hittites did, and the Aztecs did too.  Not everything is psychological.

    I paid no attention at all to the year-2000 (or was it 2004?) millenialists who looked to Nostradamus or the Bible or whatever else (oh, right, 2012 too) for some kind of paranormal brick wall.  I'm more concerned with what's happening physically.

    And I think things like global warming and peak oil are in fact very large, and getting larger, controls on what our society is capable of.  The end of times? Maybe not completely, but we're very likely in for some big changes soon.

    •  As I said (0+ / 0-)

      While I may have had different issues in mind while I was writing, I wasn't intending to make it about whether or not the things themselves are true.

      THe reason I didn't want to do that is because then we would have to engage in a discussion about what the nature of "truth"  is.  

      I am not a religious believer.  I've never been a religious believer.  

      The question that caused me to avoid this issue was whether or not the religious believer actually has a different type or level of belief than the policy focused individual.  

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 06:06:15 AM PDT

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