Wednesday, April 17, 2024


 The Book of Revelation is a silly piece of writing.  But the very real possibility that Netanyahu is prepared to risk World War III to keep himself out of prison, along with the sad, sick truth that our debased political culture means that the USA's leadership will consent to this, and blame the people Israel attacks, has caused me to worry about this "work of prophecy."

Because John of Patmos (or whoever) wrote that the final battle of the world would be at Har Meggido, or Harmageddon in Greek.  And Tel Meggido is in Palestine:

And there are plenty of ridiculous US politicians who believe in all this "End Times" mythology and they're thinking this too.  They're thinking of helping bring back the Second Coming of their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and Judgment Day.


zoombats said...

These are troubling times for an atheist. What with Kari Lake talking about putting on God's armour as well as a Glock, everyone from Steve Bannon to My pillow guy sporting crucifix, the Zionists will bring it full on. The "chosen one's" are God's army in their feeble minds. If it wasn't so concerning and dangerous I could almost find it laughable.

Danneau said...

Sad to contemplate the end of civilization, but it may be that the seed of collapse was sown so long ago that we can't trace it. We seem powerless to mitigate our own idiocy and blindness. Reminds me of this quip:

The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude greater than to produce it.

—Alberto Brandolini

thwap said...


If the end comes, as long as it's quick. (I'm kinda down in the dumps these years.)

thwap said...


I once wrote about those people on Hollywood sidewalks who are filmed and shown on tv as being incapable of finding their own country on a map. I said that you can tell from the way they talk and from the quality of the clothes that they're wearing that they're neither particularly stupid nor so marginalized that they just don't have time to learn such stuff.

The fact of the matter is that you can get along fine in our society being so incurious and ignorant.

But as a technological species, we will NOT be fine if we're incapable of acknowledging the seriousness of global warming. (To say nothing of the imbeciles who think it's a hoax.)

I could go on, but it's late where I am.