There was another of those the-end-is-near predictions today. It has to do with a possible U. S. military action in the Middle East.
One might call predicitions of “the end” a cottage industry. People have been making a living telling us this since who knows when.
In the Christian faith, the most notable end-is-near proponent was none other than Jesus, if we are to believe he said the things attributed to him. He believed the world would end during his lifetime.
Since then, I would guess someone has made this prediction every year for about 2,000 years. Why do people make these predictions when they never come true?
Surely the reason there are always such predictions floating around is because a lot of people like them. They are willing to buy books and toss money in the collection plate.
Perhaps the believeability of the end prediction is the inevitable product of believing in the invisible super natural. If there is not critical thinking about evidence of the supernatural, we might expect there to be none about the end of times either.
The one positive thing about end of times predictions is that when it does not happen time and time again, some people become sketical of the entire enterprise. We have in RRF someone whose entire extended family left religion because they first swallowed and end of times radio preacher and then became disillusioned with all religion afterwards.
So, to readers who really believe the end is near, you are welcome to tell us when.