I'm not intending to open a firestorm here, and I realize that MOST civilizations have some concept of something like Armageddon or the end of the world...but WHY? Is it because we, in each physical incarnation must come to an end that we naturally assume that the world will someday also end?
In 999 everyone thought it was the END of days so they didn't even plant any crops...IMAGINE their dismay when there was HUNGER the next year!
We let these fears effect our behaviour and our thinking. Consider all those cults whose members made their "exits" prematurely to be spared witnessing the END.
Let's face it, Christianity has used the FEAR of such a thing to keep the masses on their knees just PRAYING that it doesn't happen in their short lifespan, that they and their offspring be saved witnessing such a horror.
I guess when I stepped onto my Path and shook of the fearsome restraints of Christianity I shook that whole business off as well. I'll admit that we may be facing a great CHANGE, and there may very well be hardships and trials, but the END? I mean THE END? Nope! LOL! I'm not buying it! It's presumptuous of us to assume that we can see such things...and in my mind, its FEAR that keeps it in our subconsciousness.
There is still too much wonder, too much joy and happiness in the world to let FEAR of the end swallow us all. We have much strength and much power. Our Goddess and God have reawakened us for a purpose...maybe its just to be HOPEFUL!
(Gadz! That sounded sappy! LOL!)
It's VERY easy to see all the negativity and bad things in the world and those things sap our strength and rob us of hope...better to be hopeful and enjoy what we have, and plan for when things will be better because if we don't at least HOPE for it...we WON'T see it!
I'm NOT Mary Poppins, I'm aware of how things are...but we are strong enough and brave enough to see past what traditional religion has shoved down our throats for generations.
There IS much to celebrate and MUCH in which to be hopeful and for which to be thankful!
Anyone else out there see this too?