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Re: Apocalpse Culture

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Posted by bzrd on January 1, 2000 17:48:58 UTC

: Did anyone see Frontline in PBS reagarding this subject? I missed it but a friend told me all about it. Interesting but expected. Certain circumstance in the history of a culture makes them behave a certain way, anthropology 101. Apocalyptic behavior is very much a Jewish thing, consider their being the constant outcast of early society, has been adopted by the Christians into their religious psyche. Hmmm? Hollywood...a quisi Christian/ Jewish view of the world has influenced in the hypeand media because of it's cultural upbringing in history. Result: Self professing and self-fulfilling profecy and miracles...hype to scare and recruit the non-believers. Hmmm?

: Tön

bzrd here: The word Apocalypse comes from the Catholic Bible; virtually the same book as Revelation in the King James Version. It is one [of many] mis-understood and mis-interpreted tenants of the Judeao-Christian belief. Apocalypse, as defined by the secular culture, is synomonous with the end of the world; nowhere in the Bible does it say the world is going to end. What it does refer to is, "the end of the age", which if the prohecies are true, we are fast approaching. Though there is a grain of truth in what you say. For ex. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday, "to fulfill as it is written", this is a "self-fulfilling prohesey". This is not suprising considering He was a Jew and was certainly aware of the Old Testament prohesies. However, there are MANY prohesies that have been fulfilled, which if one were to assume were self-fulfilled, would require some dubious logic. The prophet Daniel predicted the rise and fall of the Babylonian and Roman-Greco empires up to and including the current EU. The only premises one could use to refute this could only entail cosmic conincidence or collaberation of the principals involved. Neither deserves much consideration from a logical perspective.

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