Because of my unshakable belief in the Bible and its uncanny track record of predictions of future events, I have been accused of being an apocalyptic doomsdayer.
It’s not accurate, because I see a glorious future for planet Earth – the restoration of all things including complete justice and real world peace.
What I found remarkable today is that secular people, atheists, agnostics and materialists seem to be the real doomsdayers in our world.
It was just about a year ago that Noam Chomsky, all of the above plus a radical left-wing idealist, wrote that the world was facing imminent and likely irreversible doom in an article titled “The End of History.”
“It is not pleasant to contemplate the thoughts that must be passing through the mind of the Owl of Minerva as the dusk falls and she undertakes the task of interpreting the era of human civilization, which may now be approaching its inglorious end,” he began.
What was keeping Chomsky awake at night was and is the inevitability of catastrophic climate change – in particular a draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which he labeled “the generally conservative monitor of what is happening to the physical world.”
“The report concludes that increasing greenhouse gas emissions risk ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts for people and ecosystems’ over the coming decades,” he wrote. “The world is nearing the temperature when loss of the vast ice sheet over Greenland will be unstoppable. Along with melting Antarctic ice, that could raise sea levels to inundate major cities as well as coastal plains.”
Chomsky might have been influenced, though he didn’t say, by an earlier report by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center predicting the collapse of “global industrial civilization in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.”
Maybe you’re wondering, like I was when I read this report 18 months ago, what expertise in space flight might qualify NASA in making such predictions. The NASA report didn’t bother to mention it. But the space agency did offer some hope that the end of the world as we know it could be averted – reducing economic inequality and a dramatic reduction in resource consumption by relying on less intensive renewable resources and reducing population growth.
About the same time last year researchers at the Future of Humanity Institute were postulating that super-intelligent computers, a la “The Terminator,” could pose an existential threat to all mankind. Scientists – you gotta love them.
Hardly a week goes by that “scientists,” uniformly government-supported, don’t make some new, outrageous, irresponsible, fact-challenged end-times assertion.
Though few of them top the climate-change evangelists in their zeal and certitude.
What’s behind it all?
They are simply doing the bidding of those who pay them – again, governments and intergovernmental commissions.
Why would government want people living in constant fear and anxiety?
Because government is in competition with God. Both demand no higher master.
But while God is not welcome in university classrooms or public schoolrooms of any kind, this form of religious indoctrination and fear-mongering is de rigueur in those environments. It’s part of curriculum – a big part.
It’s required at the earliest of ages.
Do you think this might possibly have an undesirable impact on children?
Gee, let me think about that for a minute: Yes.
The goal, of course, is to direct young minds full of mush into political activism – pro-government political activism, Big Government political activism, government activism bent toward population control. Why? Because only government can save us from doom.
Unfortunately, unlimited government, of the kind proposed by the real apocalyptic doomsdayers, has no historical track record of success. In fact, it has only a track record of creating human misery.
That’s why I prefer my religion – one based on hope, a track record of prophecies fulfilled and the promise of a Creator to restore all things (Mark 9:12).
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