According to this link, the end of the earth’s life will occur in about two billion years. Apparently, there is no religious argument against that prediction. What should we do about the end?
A traditional Christian answer would be “pray, pray hard”. It wont’t help. The trajectory of the earth is toward the sun and eventually it will get so hot water will evaporate. Could people move to Mars which will be warmer? And, won’t Mars eventually get too hot, then the next planet?
It seems to me, this little piece of information is very anti religious and should not be presented to the general public. So far it has worked to make up a story about the beginning of the world, and, since no one saw it, argue it happened like the fictional story. But it is something else to provide real time information that can be projected forward to an absolutely secular end.
On the other hand, religions have been so skillful in inserting themselves into secular events they will probably make up an appealing story for the physics of earth and sun movements. If there is money or power to be gained, creative myths cannot be far behind.
When you think about it, the projected end of the earth really needs a religious version to make it interesting. I mean, what more boring than talking about it getting so warm humans cannot produce food.
What’s needed is a story with huge fire and lightening–the kind religious stories have.