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Featured In your religion.How does the world end?

Discussion in 'Religions Q&A' started by Frank Goad, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Frank Goad

    Frank Goad Well-Known Member

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    I think the world ends like in the book of revelation.Because I like christianity.What does your religion say about the end of the world?:)
     
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    The Bible mentions fire in 2 Peter 3:7. I’m not sure if this is to be taken literally or as a symbol for judgement.
     
  3. sayak83

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    It never does.
     
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  4. Psalm23

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    What do you like about the end of the world in the book of Revelation?
     
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    There is no specific way it will end, but there is a destruction leading to a new creation. It's in line with the cyclical nature of Kemetic thought.
     
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  6. Frank Goad

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    The new earth.And new heaven part.:)
     
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    Unveiled Artist Seriously?

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    When I'm gone, life moves on with and without humans. For all I know zillions of years down the line we may be the last "Pluto." Who knows
     
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    I need to brush up on that subject a bit before responding in precise terms. I take a more traditional Hindu view that things are in cycles. I don't use terms like "end times" when describing my beliefs, as it doesn't fit my beliefs. My beliefs on eschatology are so unlike those of the Christian faith. So much so, that they're more of an advanced subject for me, rather than something I must immediately know as part of knowledge of my faith.
     
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    Our planet will be absorbed by the Sun in about 7.5 billion years, after the star has entered the red giant phase and expanded beyond the planet's current orbit.
     
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    It's a mystery that we have to let be.
     
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    it doesn't end.
     
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  12. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Silent Generation - so don't expect much
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    In my world, religions end first. :D
     
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    The Quran has many end time scenarios as do the hadiths in commenting on those verses, because free-will is factored in and that is unwritten/unkown. At the end, we don't know the outcome. One of those scenarios will play out.

    I hope the darkest scenarios don't come out, but seems we heading that track, and the most emphasized warnings are being ignored.
     
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    In my view, there is no end, there is only change. Humans may or may not survive as the world changes, there are no guarantees.
    If we humans want to survive, we have to be smart enough, adaptable enough to do so. No God is going to save or preserve humanity. It is all on us.
     
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    And in the East as well.

    As far as Revelation goes, to me it's not about the world ending but the end of the current structures of life symbolized by the word "world" and the birth of higher forms of life.
     
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    It doesn't; everything is a circle, a cycle. It is a ring that ends, and a ring that begins. Every ending a new beginning.
     
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    We are in the beginning of Kali Yuga which will last ca. 400.000 years, so nothing to worry about "end of the world" or what comes after Kali Yuga:D
     
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    To venture into the realm of speculation, I entertain the possibility that existence is infinite and so is the multiverse.
     
  19. Aštra’el

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    I experienced a vision of an ending before, and I hope will never come to pass.

    It began in a completely black darkness with bright flashes of vivid colors, and the colors took the form of human silhouettes, dancing and celebrating a great new milestone in their evolution. The ability to halt the process of aging had been discovered. There was music and laughter and joy and happiness.

    At first it was great and people lived wonderful long lives. People were happy with the extended lifespans. However, over time, people began to lose their minds. They would just... malfunction. They would talk in ways that made no sense and slowly lose themselves. They’re loved ones wept for them as they watched their relatives fade away, a fate they would likely one day experience themselves.

    So, people began upgrading themselves with technology. It began with small modifications, but gradually became more and more extreme. Those with the greatest amounts of wealth obtained the most powerful upgrades to their bodies and minds. The rest of humanity was becoming left behind. The poor took what upgrades they could get, and would often offer themselves up to experience experimental tech, in attempt to catch up. Many even resorted to risky black market upgrades. People were trying to become like gods, but they were becoming Abominations.

    People suffered in new ways, and created new horrors. There were new and unforeseen diseases, and crimes, and methods of torture. Prisons were of the mind and prisoners could not escape, or be released from life, in any way, as death was forbidden to them. They were doomed to suffer. People created their own hells of which they could doom their fellow man into an eternity of their own design. Some created digital worlds in which they would rule as gods, or paradises to escape the troubles of the real world. People were becoming consumed by technology.

    The wealthiest who obtained the greatest upgrades eventually became like gods. Some warred against each other, others formed powerful unions with each other, and utilized their power to oppress those below them. And so, the world’s lower class, which comprised of the vast majority of the population, became slaves. The two classes of humanity were slaves- the lower class- and “gods”, the upper class.

    The slaves were still useful to the gods, so the gods allowed their existence. There was still culture among them that grew and evolved. For a long time this continued, until eventually there was an uprising. A powerful upgrade had began circulating which was somehow unifying the slaves into a hive mind. In their desperation, the slaves were giving up their humanity to compete against their oppressors. They lost their minds as individuals and became biosynthetic horrors, Abominations, connected to each other as One.

    At this moment in time, a new god was born. I call it the Emergence. The collective hive mind of Abominations that once was humans and was now an exponentially growing biosynthetic wave of death and shadow that washed over the earth, leaving a dark trail of metal and circuits everywhere it went. It did not communicate with words, and there was no need to. It was One. It was the Emergence. It was it’s own singular entity.

    The Emergence came for the “gods” who had once enslaved its components, efficiently slaughtering and absorbing them into the monstrous plague of machines it had become. It’s parts no longer resembled humans at this point, but were like horrific demons of metal and shadow who could alter their forms to traverse any environment. It was all one entity.

    The “gods” who survived the Emergence fled the Earth and took to the cosmos to evade their pursuer. I do not know what became of them, or for how long.

    Back on Earth, when all had been consumed, the planet could no longer sustain life. It didn’t matter. The Emergence existed anyway. It no longer required air to breath. It no longer required food or water. Its components were no longer human, but Abominations. It was the Emergence, and it was driven by a need to consume everything it could.

    Eventually, the Emergence ascended into space and began expanding across the solar system. Then the galaxy. With every world, with every civilization it consumed it grew in power, and none could oppose the metallic flood of death and destruction that was the Emergence.
     
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  20. epronovost

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    @Aštra’el

    I'll take it you are afraid of the transhumanist movement?
     
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