Religious fundamentalism is the downfall of civilization. Period. Our history books detail the savagery. As such, ISIS is merely one more moronic clutch of zealots who absorbed ‘the nonsense’ into their pours, spongeon brains. And, as I detailed in an earlier post, adult males stuck in adolescence are the most dangerous element in all civilized societies. Add a large dose of religious nonsense and automatic weapons and the result is ISIS.
To be fair, Shia fundamentalism is not more docile or less insidious nor is Christian fundamentalism. They are all based in a belief system that is, well, idiotic and based in fantasy. Star Wars seems more realistic than the elements upheld in the End Times scenario believed by fundamentalists both Christian and Islamic. Read Revelation for a Christian belief.
Sunnis believe that a magical 12-step plot will unfold in the End Times. Whereas Star Wars presents high-tech, state-of-the-art manipulation of the natural world, the Sunni scenario is right out of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. Or Norse folklore.
Apparently religious fundamentalists of all stripes are not satisfied with their earthly existence. Seventy or eighty years plodding along the surface of this planet is apparently not sufficient. For fundamentalists there has to be more. We humans deserve another life- well, not everyone of course. Only the chosen will move to Phase II. Well, not exactly. There will be a Phase II for every human, alive or distantly dead. You know, the separation of the goats and sheep. The good and wicked. Them and us. The Righteous and the non-believers.
Here’s some of the
predictions nonsense that will occur in Sunni End Times. The sun will rise in the west. Gulp! But wait; there’s more. Two tribes of vicious beings which had been imprisoned will escape. They will ravage the earth, drink all its water, and destroy all life. Allah will then send worms and insects to destroy them. Double gulp!
It’s not over. Catch this: A short legged and thin ruler of Ethiopia will attack Mecca and destroy the Kaaba, and throw its stones to the sea. Can you imagine that horror? Lucky for me, I’m long- legged. Can’t blame me.
There’s more! A first trumpet will sound, and all remaining humanity will die, followed by a period of forty years, at the end of which smoke will envelop the world for forty days. Forty seems important here. Ten fours or four tens? Perhaps eight fives? Smoke? Like air pollution or bonfires? Forest fires perhaps? Volcanic belching?
Still more fantasy. The Beast of the Earth, or Dabbat al-ard, will populate the entire planet. The Beast will mark every people on earth based on their beliefs (believers or unbelievers). Ah, The Beast! Grendel from Beowulf. Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars. Golem, Kraken, Medusa, Cyclops…
Pathetic stuff and so irrelevant here in the 2nd decade of the 21st century. Just try to imagine this: ISIS zealots will kill you if you don’t believe this crap!