Class Warfare Blog

December 10, 2012

We’re Doomed I Tell’s Yuh!

Filed under: History,Religion,Science — Steve Ruis @ 1:21 pm
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If you are one who is concerned at all about the world coming to an end on the 21st of December, less than two weeks from now, you are probably part of the 25% of Americans who believe it will “end” in their lifetime.

Since the writing of the Christian Bible, there have been literally hundreds of such predictions, more and more as they have been proven to be great fund raisers for Christian cults. (God: all powerful and all knowing and always in need of cash.) All have been wrong. The evidence: 1) We are still here. and 2) Fox (sic) News would have told us.

“Since the writing of the Christian Bible, there have been literally hundreds of such predictions,
more and more as they have been proven to be great fund raisers for Christian cults.”

For those of you really want to know when the world will come to an end take the number 80 and subtract your current age in years. What you will get is an estimate of how many years you have left until you die and, well, when your world will come to an end. (The number 80 is a crude estimate in that as one’s life expectancy changes a great deal with age and life conditions, so for a more refined estimate look up your current life expectancy at your present age and socioeconomic status and use that number of years rather than “80.”)

If you want a prediction about when the planet will end scientists predict that in about 5 billion years, the Sun will become unstable, becoming a red giant large enough to encompass the orbit of the earth. And the planet would then begin a slow evaporation taking several million years but would then be gone entirely.

If you mean “the end of the world” as a euphemism for the end of civilization, well, if you have seen The Survivor series, or any of the American Idol shows, or have noticed that the Rolling Stones are still touring, civilization has already ended and you missed it.

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