Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
Hi, GF. Thanks for your reply. Did you scan my post at the top of page 2 of the linked thread?
I hadn't, I simply read the OP as that was what I assumed the debate was about.
Again perhaps less economy of words and more elaboration would result in less wondering
of what the point is and more discussion of it.
No I don't think the 'end is coming' or is prophesied or any of that garbage.
People have been predicting the end of the world for millennia and have always been wrong.
People always think there own time, or the latest crisis is the worst that has ever been and
will only ever get worse, and they have always been wrong as well.
The reason being that there is no god, no rapture or Armageddon, no afterlife and no existential
significance to our lives.
There is just this, our reality, which we should try to make as nice as possible for all of us.
I don't know how this current 'crisis' will play out, and I suspect that their will be more than enough
misery to go round before it's over, but it's entirely possible, if not even plausible, that life after this
crisis might not be better than before it.
Shifting the balance of power away from the rich elite 1% to the 99% may well be a good thing.
And in your list you missed out the overwhelmingly biggest threat to us and our civilisation.
Global climate change, dealing with that may well also make our society better.
The end of the world as we know it, has happened before, many times....
However it never meant the world ended, just became different.
Often it became better, after a struggle.