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  The End Of The World...Again
But we must remember that the "world" is not merely defined as this vast, green body in space, but rather as a way of life for human beings in a particular historical era.
Most skeptics of religion and the paranormal would have you believe that the Apocalypse is an absurdity, and only the dumb or hysterical run around screaming that the "sky is falling." Unfortunately, these people base their assertions entirely on the accuracy (or total lack thereof) of predictions offered by self-styled seers and prophets of doom.
Let's remember again that the End of the World is not necessarily a physical end to all life on the planet or the planet itself, but rather the end of a WAY OF LIFE.
www.rense.com /general57/again.htm   (1886 words)

 The End of the World - Christian Library
The end of the world is something that most of the prophets saw and described, although they did not use the wording "the end of the world." Jesus was the one that tells us exactly when the end of the world will be and what will mark the end.
The disciples correlated the destruction of the temple with the end of the world, but they also connected the end of the world with another event--"the sign of Thy coming and of the end of the world." The disciples had learned that the end of the world was connected with Jesus' coming.
It was a harbinger that the end of the world was nearing.
www.steps2life.org /library/prophecy/endworld.htm   (8797 words)

 Journal of Religion and Film:  Seeing Beyond the End of the World in Strange Days and Until the End of the World ...
Having lived through the end of the world, one closes the Bible, or puts down the novel, or strolls out of the movie theater and, behold, the world is still there and life goes on.
It is not an image of the end of the world, but it is an image that has the potential to enact the end of the world.
The catastrophe is not the end of the world, but it is the end of a world, and the hoped‑for return is not the Son of Man, but a son nonetheless.
www.unomaha.edu /jrf/Vol7No1/seebeyond.htm   (6342 words)

This P.D.E. is concerned with the spreading fears of the end of the world as we near the end of the second millennium (CE).
Through environmental research, we are exposed to theories of the end of the world through flood (melting of the glaciers) or fire (nuclear holocaust), both of which are ancient themes belonging to the mythology of the end of the world.
While ritual enactment of, or possession by the myth of the end of the world often involved human sacrifice, scapegoating of individuals or groups, or even the demolition of entire civilizations, we have reached a watershed moment in history that raises the stakes well beyond destruction of civilizations to the level of planetary disaster.
www.meta-religion.com /Psychiatry/Analytical_psychology/end_of_the_world.htm   (5507 words)

 The End of the World, Coded in the Quran.The Hour, Armageddon, Koran,Jesus, antichrist, signs of the end of the world.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Among the duties assigned to God's Messenger of the Covenant was unveiling the end of the world.
This number of years between the birth of Jesus and the birth of Muhammad, which is 570, confirms the calculations of the end of the world.
As you can see the year of the end of the world is pointed to in 20:15 indirectly from the moment the Quran was revealed.
www.submission.org /end.html   (1990 words)

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The survey, conducted in 60 countries, which represent 1.25 billion citizens of the world, highlights that the idea of God is very important for the respondents personal life: positive belief scores on average 7.2 points in a scale from one to ten, the latter being the top mark.
Eighty-seven percent of respondents say they consider themselves to be part of some religion and only 13 percent declare that they belong to none.
Although 87 percent of respondents say they are followers of some religion, just 32 percent declare they attend services ''regularly'' (at least once a week), 35 percent ''every now and then'' (once a month, once a year or only on religious holidays) and 33 percent never or less than once a yea'.
www.gallup-international.com /ContentFiles/millennium15.asp   (1233 words)

 Christian End of The World
The most reasonable place to start a discussion of the 2nd century Christian views of the end of the world would be with the Revelation of John.
It is apparent that second century Christians had a clear sense that there was a separation of good and evil and that when the end of the world came, people would be punished or rewarded accordingly.
The Christian view of the end of the world can be summarized as Jesus returning to earth, people being judged according to how they had lived their lives and then being rewarded or punished in accordance with their actions.
www.wabash.edu /AsiaMinor/religion/Ideas/ChristianEndofWorld.htm   (318 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: General Judgment (Last Judgment)
They were meant to foreshadow the last judgment and to keep the end of the world present to the minds of Christians, without, however, exciting useless curiosity and vain fears.
According to the interpretation of the Fathers, the conversion of the Jews towards the end of the world is foretold by St. Paul in the Epistle to the Romans (11:25-26): "For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery,.
In the Apostolic writings we are told that the end of the world will be brought about through a general conflagration, which, however, will not annihilate the present creation, but will change its form and appearance (2 Peter 3:10-13; cf.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08552a.htm   (1963 words)

 The End of the World - JREF Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
For instance The End of the World, that great metaphor of spirituality that has been so explosively employed by those who have taken its denotative skin and thrown aside its connotative meat.
The End of the World is not a cataclysmic event to whose final judgement terror we draw ever closer.
The End of the World comes every day for those whose spiritual insight allows them to see the world as it is, transparent to transcendence, a sacrement to mystery.
www.randi.org /forumlive/showthread.php?t=61863   (1854 words)

 The end of the world is near - Suicide Forum - A support forum for people in crisis
The end of the world is not near.
I didn't mean the end of the physical world, I meant the conclusion of the horrible way in which this current hateful way the world is running.
The end of the world that religion preaches does nothing but further are supposed hopeless state.
www.suicideforum.com /showthread.php?t=577   (817 words)

 Eschatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In many religions, the end of the world is a future event prophesied in sacred texts or folklore.
Using this system, the End was fixed at 202, but when the date passed, the date was changed to AD Some current Christians place the end of the world within their lifetime or shortly thereafter.
Ragnarok ("fate of the gods") is the battle during the end of the world waged between the gods (the Æsir, the Vanir and the Einherjar, led by Odin) and the forces of Chaos (the fire giants, the Jotuns and various monsters, led by Loki).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/End_of_the_world_(religion)   (4019 words)

 The End of the World: How Rome Fell—and Why THOMAS CAHILL / How The Irish Saved Civilization / Doubleday Mar95
Rather, the life of the old religion had already drained away; and by the time Christianity came to the attention of the Roman gentry, the gods were shadows of their formerly lively selves— marginal, quieti manes, rustling through a dimly viewed eternity.
It is no accident that when we today think of the Danube and the Rhine, the two rivers that divided the civilized world from the world of the northern barbarians, what come to mind are not the ghostly gods of Rome but the vigorous gods of the German tribes.
But the peace of all the world— all the world worth thinking about, that is— came at a stiff price: the constant, and increasingly unequal, exactions of the emperor's tax men.
www.mindfully.org /Reform/Rome-FellMar95.htm   (5482 words)

 The end of the world - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The vigorous debate mentioned before about the nature of the end of the world is divided into several camps.
The world is going to end, and however it happens, one thing is certain: it will be terrifying, horribly painful, and be a huge inconvenience.
Researching what religion might be right for you is too time-consuming, and is liable to make you even more panicked than you will be as the world comes to an end.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/The_end_of_the_world   (1165 words)

 End of the World Near? Watchtower Builds Luxury Properties : ArriveNet Editorials : Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In spite of several failed prophecies for the end of the world, the last disappointment being the year 1975, the Watchtower is a multi-billion dollar landowner all over the world.
A watchdog organization called 85 Jay Street.org was formed to oppose this major influx of non-taxpaying residents, who want the project scaled down and altered to at least reflect part of the local community instead of having another huge religious dormitory like the large factory and residential buildings already dominating Brooklyn Heights.
Currently Jehovah's Witnesses are attending summer conventions all over the world, and part of the scripted assembly program is focused on this "time of the end" we are living in.
editorials.arrivenet.com /religion/article.php/4928.html   (1158 words)

 "End of the World" predictions in our near future
Predictions have been made of several events that some Christians believe are related: the second coming of Jesus, the war of Armageddon, the arrival on earth of the Antichrist, the Tribulation, the Rapture, some horrendous natural disaster, etc. Jewish, Islamic, psychic and occult predictions have also been offered as well.
In this section of our web site, we have listed over 7 dozen past predictions of the end of the world which have one factor in common: none ever came true.
End of the world predictions have been common throughout Christianity and other religions for almost 2000 years.
www.religioustolerance.org /end_wrl1.htm   (1947 words)

 end of the world, the antichrist,abomination of desolation,second coming of ...
This Abomination refers to the abolition of the Eternal Sacrifice and the destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem...
For many Christians these questions of the Second Coming of Christ and the End of the World are at the heart of their lives, and they are daily expecting the Second Coming of Jesus, and being caught up in the clouds...
Millions of Christians are confused, because they do not read the clear description of Jesus about the End of the World in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and they misinterpret the beautiful prophecies of Daniel, Revelation, 1 Thessalonians 4, 2 Thess.2, 1 Cor.
religion-cults.com /antichrist/end.htm   (3163 words)

 End of the World Secret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The world is on the brink of the fall of modern civilization.
Every hour the world is moving closer to the "end of the age of the gentiles." "It will be a day dark with cloud, the end of an epoch for the nations." (Ezek.30:3) The world must pass through the completion of the horrific prophecies of Ezekiel, Chapter 38, and Revelation 20:8.
That shall be the end of the world!
www.medical-online.com /endworld.htm   (8154 words)

 The Public Affairs Magazine- Newsinsight.net
Not everyone though is sure that that particular God is the saviour of all humankind, because any monopolistic claim by any individual or group to the unknown and the unverifiable has the hallmarks of ethnocentrism, if not the characteristics of simple and pure balderdash.
Surely, one cannot imagine how the world is any worse now compared to the bloodthirsty days of World War II or when the Krakatoa mountain blew its top on 27 August 1883 and darkened the globe for weeks.
They are the recipients of the regular newsletters from churches reminding them about the coming end of the world.
www.indiareacts.com /columns/full_column12.htm   (1279 words)

 TIME.com: The End of the World -- Sep. 1, 1947 -- Page 1
The New Testament has always said that there would be an end and that the end would be pretty rough, to put it mildly.
is to disabuse the Church and the world of the idea that the success of the Church is contingent on preventing wars or saving man or society from destruction, or that the validity of the Christian faith is in the slightest imperiled even if the whole world be destroyed.
Whether it is God's intention to use this means to bring this world to an end, or to lead it into a new era of creativity, it is impossible for us to say.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,887630,00.html   (735 words)

 The millennium and end-of-the-world predictions.
"About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamour and opposition.
Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.
Premillennialism and other competing Christian theories about the end of the world.
www.religioustolerance.org /end_wrld.htm   (604 words)

 OpinionJournal - Extra
The first of these possible deterrents might well be of concern to the Palestinians--but not apparently to their fanatical champions in the Iranian government.
In Islam, as in Judaism and Christianity, there are certain beliefs concerning the cosmic struggle at the end of time--Gog and Magog, anti-Christ, Armageddon, and for Shiite Muslims, the long awaited return of the Hidden Imam, ending in the final victory of the forces of good over evil, however these may be defined.
This might well be deemed an appropriate date for the apocalyptic ending of Israel and if necessary of the world.
www.opinionjournal.com /extra/?id=110008768   (1214 words)

 Prophecy at Religion: Learn about the end of the world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There will be a world war so bloody that the blood of those killed in battle will flow for two hundred miles up to the bridle of a horse in the Valley of Jezreel.
We are rapidly approaching the end of time according to bible prophecy.
All of the prophectic signs of the end of the age are met.
www.comedition.com /AAAA/Religion/Prophecy/Tribulation.htm   (891 words)

 The end of the world
And the very approach of the year 2000 is enough to inspire in many minds the idea of a new epoch, somehow different from all the rest of human history.
obviously will have a central place, is bound up with ideas either of the end of the world in a physical sense, or the end of the civilized world as we know it and the coming of a new epoch of almost paradise-like qualities.
This is the reason why Russia today can speak a word of significance tot he whole world, which is plunging into the same trap of atheism from which Russia is emerging; and this is why the future of Russia is so closely bound up with the future of the whole world, in a religious sense.
www.orthodoxphotos.com /readings/seraphim/russia/end.shtml   (607 words)

 The end of the world : Pensieri di un lunatico minore
The end of the world : Pensieri di un lunatico minore
It is the freedom to not have your life ruled by a government-sanctioned religion, and it is the right to not have to give a damn what someone else’s “holy book” says.
If you don’t believe in same-sex unions, then your church has no obligation under this law to perform them, and certainly there is no government mandate to marry someone of the same sex.
blog.amber.org /2005/06/29/the-end-of-the-world   (402 words)

 The Mayans Predict the End of the World? - SciForums.com
The Mayans Predict the End of the World?
The End Times aficionados are so entranced by the thought of this whole new mythology they can pull apocalypses out of, that they've entirely overlooked the itsy-bitsy factoid that 2012 isn't the Mayan date for end of the world, at all.
I don't think there will ever be an 'end to the world.' There may be changes (i.e.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=24292   (706 words)

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