End time, a time period described in the eschatological writings in Abrahamic religions and in doomsday scenarios non-Abrahamic religions.
How’s that for a definition?
The Abrahamic Religions of Islam and Christianity have their end of days scenarios for us to enjoy, experience, and make fun of – in our relationship to religion, and in our art, books, and films.
Flipping through “THE CARBON CRUNCH”, by Dieter Helm, I came across some interesting statistics. First, to place them in context. Those who have read my recent books – “GRANDPA WAS A DEITY”, the “GENESIS OF GENESIS”, and “SAINT PAUL’S JOKE” – know that I often make a passing reference to a poster that was in a NYC subway in the 1960’s: “Half the people who ever lived are alive today.”
I have generally taken that to mean that all the souls who ever were had returned to this planet. Basic reincarnation stuff, but not really consistent with the Abrahamic. In the Abrahamic tradition, when we die … some might return .. but the mainstream concept is that we will reemerge for judgment … at that time, all the people who ever lived will be in one place – ideally, before the bar of judgment.
Helm [page 53] provides the projection for world population in the year 2030 will be ten times what it was in 1800 – twenty times that of 1300, and five times what it was in 1900, the period of a book scheduled for next year. It, the population in 2030, will also be equal to all the people who ever lived – since the dawn of humanity.
In “SAINT PAUL’S JOKE”, I point out the significance of the period around 2030 … one which reaches its prophecy peak in 2064. Let’s allow a margin of error and assume 2064 as the time when we really have the full human population – from earliest hominid toolmaker 500,000 years ago … to those new souls born in 2064.
In the Jewish faith, there is a midrash about a room where souls are stored. When that room is empty the New Era of mankind will begin and the souls who failed the first round will have been replaced with new pure ones.
Perversely, the books and projections which are now emerging seem to support “SAINT PAUL’S JOKE”. But, setting that possibility aside … the era of 2030 will see the United States out of oil and fully dependent upon the Aram nations. China will have the South Pacific reserves to draw upon, Europe is moving to alternate energy and has its Atlantic reserves. In military terms, the one child policy in China has resulted in a surplus of single men … soldiers in waiting.
In America, the Republicans, and now their TEA PARTY, are working against renewable resources and promoting energy reserve depletion. They also oppose medical care, wish to reduce old age benefits, and generally go against everything that Jesus claimed his people would support. Fortunately, “SAINT PAUL’S JOKE” has already decreed that these people are screwed. Equally fortunate – for everyone else – these people are too stupid to read and understand … but “SAINT PAUL’S JOKE” had to be written, they had to be told, so that they could finally be held responsible for their actions … actions devoted to causing …
THE MOST HARM TO THE MOST PEOPLE.
Where will America be in eighteen years?