Posted: Mar 25, 2019 7:59 am
by LucidFlight
aufbahrung wrote:This could equally apply to atheists with all the nukes, climate change and half-wittery around. Are the end times a useful fiction, a big invisible coming stick to keep folks in line, or something both believers and non-believers can appreciate these days? Representing a sort of common ground?

Yes. To some extent, this is how the rulers of the world use the media to keep the population in order. However, it only needs to be the threat of annihilation, rather than any truly impending kind. That is because, if people really felt that the end was nigh, then all manner of chaos would break out. The masses must be appeased with mobile phones, yet still feel the slight threat of possible imminent demise at any moment in the near future.