Posted: Mar 25, 2019 5:39 pm
by Blackadder
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?

If by "End Times", you mean predictions about the end of the universe, made by primitive humans during the Bronze Age, then the answer is "no". They are laughably inadequate - a bit like attributing earthquakes and tsunamis to angry god(s).

No-one who is possessed of an education more advanced than playing with coloured blocks should take such nonsense seriously.