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Thread: End of the World?

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    One in seven thinks end of world is coming: poll | Reuters
    No doubt, society and the world has always been changing. With the advent of computers, digital media and electronic communication, technology is rapidly modernizing and altering the worlds cultures from traditional to new age. But is this sudden transformation from the historic values of our ancestors altering the psychic landscape faster than our civilization can handle? Is the angst of it being slowly torn apart semi-real or another headline for sensationalism and overreaction?
    Likely some of both. It is more than some people can handle, and not so for others. Personally, that is one of the reasons I live in relative isolation. Alot of people have a very low threshhold for anxiety-producing conditions, so I prefer to keep my distance. Whatever the case, one can't control anything besides one's own reactions and adaptation to circumstances.
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    Re: End of the World?

    4 billion brown skinny people will summon a torrential storm of human **** that will not end for weeks and will erase western civilization and leave the remainder fertile for the agriculture of the worlds abused...

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    Re: End of the World?

    I believe the end of the world as we know it is coming, but not the end of life (even human life) on Earth. What I foresee is a massive change in what the world is like on a grand scale. A New Era if you will.

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    Re: End of the World?

    I also believe we are going to see a big change. It's likely to get ugly before it gets better. I don't really know what will set it off or if it will be in my life time. I just know things can't continue to go in the direction they are. There is entirely to much divide. Hell our own country can't even unite unless something bad happens.

    I have prepared in case it happens while I am alive, but I hope it doesn't. I would rather the world worked out it's issue instead of fight them out. Either way I am prepared for both.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    the world will end when the sun becomes a red giant in a few billion years. only vampires and other immortals need worry, however.
    Actually, it will be a bad day for everyone, the planet will be incinerated. For a few million years before that, surface temperatures will be in the thousands of degrees. Won't happen for billions of years though, if we're still here, we deserve to fry.
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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Actually, it will be a bad day for everyone, the planet will be incinerated. For a few million years before that, surface temperatures will be in the thousands of degreez. Won't happen for billions of years though, if we're still here, we deserve to fry.
    No no - if we pass out of the Goldilocks zone then that means a planet elsewhere has passed into it and we'll just relocate. . .how else do you think we got here?
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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Actually, it will be a bad day for everyone, the planet will be incinerated. For a few million years before that, surface temperatures will be in the thousands of degrees. Won't happen for billions of years though, if we're still here, we deserve to fry.
    Life on Earth will die long before the Earth actually gets consumed by the sun.
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    Re: End of the World?

    From a religious standpoint no man knows when the Rapture will ensue.

    From a differing pov, who really knows when the world will end? I think the best actions for us as a whole is to use as much green energy like wind and solar as possible. Find the most effective means to cut back on exhaust fumes which pollute our ozone layer. Every person should invest in their own gardens for self-sufficiency. Take care of the Earth, nurture it, and you will provide, at least from an ecological view, a better world for your descendants.

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    Re: End of the World?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    From a religious standpoint no man knows when the Rapture will ensue.

    From a differing pov, who really knows when the world will end? I think the best actions for us as a whole is to use as much green energy like wind and solar as possible. Find the most effective means to cut back on exhaust fumes which pollute our ozone layer. Every person should invest in their own gardens for self-sufficiency. Take care of the Earth, nurture it, and you will provide, at least from an ecological view, a better world for your descendants.
    The Rapture is a whole different debate to me...it doesn't exist and you'll never see that word used in the Bible.

    I agree with you on self sufficiency. Taking care of the planet is an issue to be taken seriously.
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    Re: End of the World?

    I was around in 1978. Today has nothing on that era.


    Gas shortages, gas lines, gas rationing, people believing it was the end of the fossil fuel era. 3 Mile Island scares people off nuclear. The USSR was still expanding its evil empire and pointing missles at us and threatening to use them. Carter, talking about the "misery index". Recession, jobs gone, textiles gone, manufacturing going bye bye. Hostages in Iran. Plane hijackings every week. Israel and the middle east constantly on the verge of another war.


    Many believed the end was near. The end of America, or the end of the world. Few felt any hope.


    Those were dark days.


    This? This is nothing.

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