Do you think doomsday is around the corner?
Last night I saw a show on Net Geo that I had never watched before. It was called, Doomsday Preppers. These people were going all out, preparing for a doomsday they are convinced it coming. Do you think this is wise? Or a waste of time. Do you think doomsday is coming.
When dooms day comes nothing will save us so they are just wasting their time and money its just another form of hoarders to me. I dont think I will see it in my life time or it will be close to the end of my lifetime. But thats just my opinion
I doubt Doomsday is coming any time soon. Though there are scientifically possible Doomsday scenarios--a gamma ray burst within 3000 light years would pretty much sterilize the planet, for instance--none of them are highly probable.
(And though I'm convinced by the volumes of evidence that global warming is occurring, and that it will be deadly for humans and other organisms, I think that it will likely not rise to the level of Doomsday.)
As for Mayan calendar cycle-induced Armageddons, Nostradamus predictions and the like, they are no more nor less than bunk.
Yes and no.
For me, as well as the vast majority of other people, doomsday is NOT around the corner. In a wide variety of ways, we will find ways to survive -- no matter what happens.
On the other hand, doomsday IS right around the corner for a considerable number of people. And that is largely because they lack strong survival instincts and have "so little faith."
I do not think doomsday is coming but it is nice to be prepared somewhat for more likely problems such as weather knocking out power, water, gas. People who take it to the extremes risk alienating themselves from the here and now to prepare for doomsday.
I believe that we all should be self sufficient to a point. There is no guarantee that our electricity will always flow without interruption. Ditto for gas and water. Things happen and those who can survive without any assistance for at least a week or two will have a better chance of seeing the other side of many inconveniences. I just can't understand why some people take self reliance to the extreme where it seems to be the only thing in their life.
As a raging insomniac, I too saw the show and learned somethings I would not have otherwise. I think the heavy set woman and her hubby were still the most connected within their community and still well prepared. As a lady who appreciates aesthetics, I did not like the floor to ceiling stockpiles in several rooms and if it were me, I'd have to come up with a better looking solution. The girl who spends 5 or 6 hours daily on her preparations alienated me with that tidbit and the fact that she at first said she would go to Mexico if the stuff hit the fan. I wouldn't go to Mexico today let alone doomsday.
I don't worry about things like that.
I get up every morning, write God a letter, and give Him every minute of the day.
If I do that, I don't need to concern myself with the future. Nothing is certain, except, at this moment, I am alive. And for that I am grateful for the gift of birth and, hopefully, to contribute something positive to our planet.
My purpose is to contribute to the happiness of others through writing and public speaking. If each one of us has a purpose, a goal, or a dream, we don't need to concern ourselves with preparing for something we think might happen. Trust our Creator instead.
This is just my opinion, and thank you for this interesting question. Blessings, Sparklea
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