Friday, February 2, 2007

Armageddon and Love

Armageddon: the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world.

< This image is from an atheist's view of the "End Times".

When will this final battle take place?

Is it happening now?

Who are the "kings of the Earth"?

What is the actual shape of the "battle"?

Religious interpretation is something only the brave, studious, or pure in heart should attempt...

I certainly won't attempt any serious interpretations, just a few imaginative ideas and a simple commentary.

Can you imagine that "kings" could mean "those in power" or the "source of power"?
If you can, consider the following ideas:

Anyone ever tell you the most predominant form of life on Earth is the lowly germ?

Can you imagine a battle between human kings and germs?

Check out: Pandemic flu may be only two mutations away.

Can you imagine a battle between human kings and Mother Earth herself?

Check out: Blame for global warming placed firmly on humankind.

Seems there are a number of responses to "the end of the world":
~ Fright
~ Flight
~ Paralysis
~ Prayer
Things a person might die from:

* Old age
* Disease (normal)
* Disease (terrorist)
* Accident
* Physical attack (personal)
* Physical attack (war, terror, ecological, etc.)
* Psychological attack
* Boredom
* Fill-In-The-Blank

Ralph Waldo Emerson sums up my feeling about death in this world at war:

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

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