Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How Dangerous an Idea, the Apocalyptic One?

What might one predict for the health of our planet and all its life forms were a significant fraction of our human population convinced that the end of the world is upon us? How important would it be to budget money and hold on to necessary possessions? To learn about our environment and preserve its health? Or brush and floss our teeth?

How many people having faith in, and living out, the apocalyptic idea in their behavior, would it take to destroy our planet? Why bother if I can expect to have a “perfect body” in the afterlife? How fulfilled might I expect my earthly existence to be? What might I anticipate my human body to resemble as I age here on Earth? Won’t I begin my experiencing my eternal bliss sooner if I just let myself deteriorate and die?