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Why are people predicting the end of the world?

Updated on August 3, 2011

Why do people predict the end of the world?

I have never fully understood why people have to live in Fire and Brimstone. " You will all pay for your sins!" blah blah. Is it too hard to live with good morals with out threat of punishment?

No for some strange and illogical reason I do not think the four horse men of the apocalypse is coming to get us.

I wouldn't mind if they are sexy though. I need a bit of excitement in my life!

There have always been people who make prophecies of the end f the world. But what I want to know is what do these people get out of making such claims and living their lives in such misery?

What I have noticed is that these claims have become more prevalent. Even in an age where science can tell these people what is happening. They still wish to believe that it is a higher power punishing them.

Now I am far from an atheist and I would never wish to offend the Gods and Goddesses. However I do not believe it would ever be in their interest to bring about the end of the human race.

If I thought I was going to die tomorrow I would probably sin even more, because I would want to live life to the fullest. Maybe that is because I am not beholden to the beliefs of sin. Maybe that is a blessing or maybe I will burn in hell. But all I can do is concentrate on this life.

The end of the world is coming!

What do you predict?

When will the end of the world happen?

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    Emma 5 years ago from UK

    More than likely Phil, yet it will be long after us or even our children are gone.

    The end of civilization will possibly come whilst we live but the end of humans as a species is a while away and there is no point in others whispering dates of doom.

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    Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

    I don't ever consider the end of the world, but rather, the end of civilization, and I think that is much sooner than any of us would be comfortable with.

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    Suramya.K 6 years ago

    Some people really want free advertisement. I wonder what happened to the radio jockey (he was an RJ, wasn't he?) who predicted the end on May 21, 2011. I was tired of seeing the "Will the word end on May 21?" questions everywhere, even in HP and WA!!

    These predictions are means of getting more exposure and free ads, nothing more!!

    I wish they advertise my hubs as a signature, and that would only be helpful... isn't it?

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    Emma 6 years ago from UK

    Exactly. I can never see the point in wasting ones life in perpetual misery and fear, by choice.

    I have for no second any doubts the people who initiate it are con men that rake a fortune from the rumor.

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    Deborah-Diane 6 years ago from Orange County, California

    I agree with you that it seems odd to me that people would predict the end of the world. After all, it is not as though we can simply go on vacation and avoid it, if it does come! It seems far more constructive to me to preach that people should love each other, care for each other, and live moral lives. Only God knows when the world will end!