The End Of The World
Chris McCann, eBible Fellowship leader declared that 'the world will pass away' on 7 October 2015. He stated that, "It’ll be gone forever. Annihilated." McCann further declared that, according to his interpretation of the Bible, the world will be obliterated "with fire".
He was wrong.
In 2001 American Christian radio host Harold Camping stated that the Rapture and Judgment Day would take place on May 21st, 2011, and that the end of the world would take place five months later on October 21st, 2011. The Rapture is the final assumption of Christians into heaven during the end-time according to Christian theology.
Camping and McCann are not alone in their predictions, there have been many others who also gave specific dates for this event, including: Ronald Weinland, Warren Jeffs, Jeane Dixon, and Jerry Falwell. But the list extends well back to around 60-70 CE.(link)
The world did not come to an end on October 7th, 2015 because the Rapture is a fantasy.
It is a small part of a bigger fantasy: Christianity.
Christianity is a small part of an even bigger fantasy: Religion.
Why Extremist Christians need the world to end.
The mythical God that the Extremist Christians created is not cooperating by bringing about the end of the world in a timely fashion to punish the non-believers. This makes them appear to be wrong. Our Warrior Instinct will not allow us to be objectively introspective. Extremist Christians cannot admit that they are wrong. So they keep trying to force the issue.
How many centuries can you cry wolf and no wolf appears? After a while, everyone just ignores you.
Our Warrior Instinct gets its needs met by force.
If the rest of us won't voluntarily start thinking and acting the way Extremist Christians do, then they will try to force us to by terrorizing us with threats that the end of the world is going to happen now!
(And, by the way, doesn't this behavior actually fit the definition of Domestic Terrorism..?)
This is Instinctive behavior.
People who act predominantly out of Warrior Instinct do a lot of terrorizing. They terrorize us with stories about how people in other countries hate us and want to kill us all. They terrorize us with stories about how the other political party wants to take away our freedoms and liberties.
They terrorize us to get their own needs met. Or, more specifically, their Warrior Instinct makes them terrorize others to satisfy the desires of their Warrior Instinct.
However, since this is Instinctive behavior, they have no awareness of what they are doing.
All human behavior has some kind of payback for us. The payback for Extremist Christians is that they can protect their denial.
We need to believe.
We create a religion because it is comforting for us to believe that there is something or someone watching over us. We don't have to live in fear of sickness and death for ourselves or our children. This is very comforting to our Nurturing Instinct.
We create a religion out of fear of being alone. We may feel small and insignificant in such a big universe. We may see ourselves as being unattractive or unable to find a mate. But, we can feel embraced and wanted by our gods. We can feel accepted and protected. This is very comforting to our Worker Instinct.
We create a religion out of shame or guilt. Perhaps we feel embarrassed about some behavior we have done. If we can turn over what we have done to some greater power then we don't have to bear the consequences of our behavior. This is very attractive to our Gathering Instinct.
Out of this need we have formed religious beliefs.
But, it is our Warrior Instinct that makes us want to force our beliefs onto other people.
The Warrior God.
All religions consist of two things:
One - a story which tries to answer the big three questions of life:
- What created us and everything around us?
- Why is all this here?
- What happens to us when we die?
Two - a moral code of behavior.
Each religion we have invented has a book in which the particular beliefs and code of behavior are written.
Each religion believes that it's own book is the truth.
Those of us who act primarily out of Warrior Instinct have written books in which we created a supreme power in our own image, setting ourselves up to be on the side of a supreme right. After all, who is more right than our God? Right?
Believing that we are right is one of the core desires of our Warrior Instinct.
Look at the difference between the Christian Jesus and God:
Jesus preached love, compassion, acceptance, forgiveness - Nurturing Instinct.
God says worship me, praise me, tell me how great I am or I will roast your ass in hell forever - (shock and awe) - Warrior Instinct.
It is our Warrior Instinct that creates Fundamentalism. Fundamentalist Christians are Extremist Christians.
Answer: The book they are quoting from.)
The real end-time.
This having been said, there really is an end time coming.
The end of our blindness. The end of our denial.
As we become more aware of our instinctive behavior and the Instincts that motivate it, the power those instincts have over us is ending.
For Extremist Christians this means the end of Christianity.
It means the end of all religions, because we won't need them any more.
This is not the end of the world.
This is just instinctive behavior.