He was a little spooked by the coincidences and said that it made him think outside the box a bit about Armageddon. He was explaining to me that, as a Christian, he was always told that Armageddon would be expected and that those who are faithful would recognize when it was upon us. I asked him if he felt that we were on the verge of Armageddon and he said yes, but it just doesn’t seem to be living up to the hype.
I laughed and wondered what he meant. He was just a bit discouraged about it and that the biggest frustration he had was that whenever he brings up the subject to his friends some of them laugh it off and others seem to be giddy or excited about it.
I said that if we are on the verge of Armageddon, this type of attitude is probably normal because when people are faced with some sort of extinction possibility, they laugh uncomfortably or claim that they don’t have to worry because they will be saved.
No one wants to think that they are going to be a casualty of Armageddon, but the reality is that if there is an Armageddon to be had, the casualties are supposed to be innumerable.
In the newsroom, I kept seeing images of the massive flooding in Colorado and hearing on the news that the people there are saying that the event can only be compared to what they have read in the bible.
In fact, the headlines are calling the rains “biblical.”
I remember when Art Bell used to broadcast from Nevada and he would always bring up something called “The Quickening.” He decided in 1998 to publish a book about how trends in the present can shape the future. It was a guide that illustrated man’s inhumanity to man and left unchecked or changed would lead us to a ‘quickening’ and I assumed that it was simply a delicate way of explaining that Armageddon is by choice and not fate.
Again, I would have to side with the security guard that told me that Armageddon is not living up to its hype. Theories that are spread about such an event are only theories and if one were to be practical we could safely say that an all-out Armageddon has perhaps already been confirmed in the souls of those who see abnormal weather patterns, wars, government upheaval and the threat of death every day as fulfillment of prophecy.
Perhaps Armageddon – or even an apocalypse – can be quantified and circumstantially proven because it seems that in the era we live now, evil far outweighs the goodness and the terrifying reality is that this evil is accepted as normal and is adjusted always in order to remove any and all guilt from the soul.
This is being done with no regard for consequences and the possibility that all of these actions could result in the very real Armageddon that most people have read about in their Bibles.
This is either being done by design or this is the evolution that we have to accept as inevitable because of the prophetic visions of a dying prophet.
It seems as if wickedness and harsh judgments over who should play god seems to be the concern of everyone these days. Children are also noticing that those they have looked up to or have placed confidence in have now decided to give up and become purveyors of unrighteousness.
There is also that other frightening statistic that suicide is the fourth leading cause of death for kids aged 10-14. Suicide has become much more common in children and adolescents than it used to be.
It can be said that innocence cannot prevail when we allow corruption to continue. We cannot find justice when we are programmed to reject it for the thrill of the moment or even encouraged to cheer on injustice or fascism.
Who can blame the majority and their self-defeating attitudes when their entertainment and media encourages them to be violent and uncaring? The majority of Americans today are well-entertained and yet they are ill-informed by a media that is a mouthpiece for those that oppress them.
What is being sold to us is rancid and unrighteous and will guarantee our eventual destruction. We are seeing the trends now. The truth is in the body count both from the wars abroad and the war we seem to be fighting within our very own souls.
It seems that we are powerless against a government that continues to make decisions that curtail human rights and dignity. We have felt the stings of the bank bailouts that have been used by our government officials to pay off gambling debts and hookers.
If I gave you a glass of milk and told you that there was a minute drop of an unspecified poison in it, would you drink it? The poison would probably go unnoticed but over time it could accumulate in the body and eventually trigger health defects like cancer or even death.
It all fortifies that American exceptionalism that when we do it – it is okay and legal, when others do it – it demands a full scale bloodletting in order to send the message that we don’t tolerate the quick death of citizenry, we tolerate the slow death of citizenry.
People now are no longer able to get the drugs they need to be relieved of pain. They are being accused of being drug seekers and criminals even before they say what number they are on a pain chart in the doctor’s office.
Anymore, there is this subtle feeling that leaves behind a bit of nausea as the soul realizes that, at times, while living in times such as these, it is always tempting to envy the dead.
This would probably be the reason that our entertainment choices include tales of zombies and television shows normal average Americans losing their souls to the idea of criminality because it seems so glamorous when it is pulled off by those that govern us.
If anyone is looking for Armageddon, you really don’t have to look too far as we can feel it coming closer and closer. The battle rages on for your blood and your soul and, while you certainly wouldn’t want to bleed to death, your soul slowly slips away in times like these and one hopes that they can awaken and replenish it with honesty and truth before it is completely neutralized.