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I believe a cataclysm or transformation after which life won’t be the same is imminent—perhaps in my lifetime. It could be good— the return of a religious leader / prophet marking God’s triumph over evil, or the ushering in of an age of peace, love and understanding led by extra-terrestrials interested in humanity’s welfare. It could be bad—greed, hate, subjugation, evil triumphing, or a disgusted God giving up on His Creation. Either way, I believe the future will not be one that humanity collectively and rationally chooses.

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a diamond WV Theme...

...individual <---> knowledge

the theme is paired with: #13 Complexity--In Our Hands:  Dancing With Systems  to make Choice #13    in the Choices We Make cards 

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Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #75:    Bashar of Essassani and Bashar al-Assad: UFO Religious Celebrity and War Criminal 
Worldview Watch issue #69, posted 10/14/2021  Suggestibility, Alien Abductions, and Democracy
Worldview Watch #28: Extreme Weather, The End Times, and Predicting the Future 
Worldview Watch issue #17: Disaster Capitalism and Class Struggle 
Worldview Watch issue #10: Technology, Disasters, and Moralistic Apocalpyticism

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

UFO Religion Millenarianism Alien Abduction Incidents
eschatology apocalypticism doomsday cult
messianism apocalyptic Literature rapture
armageddon  Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse  Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below may be a contradiction:

* Themes marked with * below may not be a contradiction if Millenarianism is not is embraced, not Apocalypticism

#1A   Humbly Unsure    #1B Skeptic   #5A   Scientific Materialism #6A Orderly & Explicable
#6B   Scientific Method *#7A   Mysticism    #8A   Monotheistic Deism #10   Secular Humanism   
 #11B Free Will   #12A Polytheism, Animism, Pagan   *#17B Gratitude & Forgiveness   #30   Imagination, Curiosity,  Intellectual Freedom     
#31   Education for Democracy   #32A  Valuing Human Rights   *#35B Working for Change   #36A Cynicism    
*#38   Love As Family Glue   *#44B Hands Off My Body *#47A  The Attitudinal Fix Mentality #101A Mind Open, Vision Global  
*#104B Respect for Nature #201A Evidence-Based      *#202B Relaxed, Generous, Loving  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #9B: Apocalypticism

Rapture Ready (comprehensive website from Christian fundamentalist apocalyptic perspective)  
"The End of the World -- A Brief History" (article from The Economist magazine)
Armageddon Video Gallery (watch videos at The History Channel)
Armageddon Online ("your source for disaster news and end of the world scenarios")
“The Apocalypse as an ‘Unveiling’: What Religion Teaches Us About the End Times” By Elizabeth Dias  (article in The New York Times April 6 2020) 
"Humanity under threat from perfect storm of crises – study" by Fiona Harver (article in The Guardian Feb 6 2020)

"The Planet Has Seen Sudden Warming Before. It Wiped Out Almost Everything."  By Carl Zimmer (from NY Times Dec 8 2018)

“Planet X, Nibiru and doomsday prophecy is back: Will the world end April 23?” by Leada Gore (April 12 2018 report)

"The People Who Would Survive Nuclear War" by Alexis Madrigal (from The Atlantic Jan 25 2018)

“Doomsday Clock is now just two minutes from midnight” by Corky Siemaszko    (NBC News Jan 25 2018 story)
"A Flash in the Sky: If EMP Takes Down America's Electricity Grid" (A "what if" article from The Economist July 2017)
"The Pandemic Panic" by Bryan Walsh (article from Time May 15 2017)
Homo Deus: A Brief History of  Tomorrow by Y. Harari (review by Tim Adams on The Guardian Sept 11 2016)
Black Flags--The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick  ( apocalyptical / Endtimes beliefs of ISIS; NY Times review by Michiko Kakutani  Dec 2015)
The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants (review of 2015 book in The Economist September 26 2015)
The Prophesized End Time Revealed--2008: God's Final Witness (book by self proclaimed end time prophet)
Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology, and the Wrath of God, by Amos Nur (read excerpts of 2008 book at Google Books)
A History of the End of the World, by Jonathan Kirsch (review of 2006 book re: Book of Revelations)
"Volcanoes and Climate--After Tambora"   (article about threat from volcanoes in The Economist April 11 2015)

"Nearly Four in 10 U.S. Residents Blame Weather on End times" by Mary Wisniewski  (item on Reuters Dec 13 2012) 

'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon (article from LA Times)
The Book of Revelation (from online encyclopedia)
Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation (from Catholic Encyclopedia)
The Book of Revelation with Elaine Pagels (2008 UCTV program)
Myth and Apocalypticism
Religious Dualism (Christian Perspective) 
"Who Are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?" (detailed answer from Christian perspective)
Apocalypse Countdown 2015 to 2021 by Robert Rite (from author of "non-fiction  books in the supernatural mysteries and biblical prophecy genre")
Apocalypse Explained: America's Doom Industry, by Paul Boyer (from Frontline website)
"Space probe finds 72 new objects near Earth" by Amanda Barnett (April 2016 CNN report of news about the search for Earth-threatening asteroids)
"The New Nuclear Age" (commentary about growing nuclear war threat from The Economist March 7 2015)
"Two Billion at Risk: The Threat of Limited Nuclear War" by Robert Dodge and Ira Helfand (Dec 11 2013 article on Common Dreams website)
December 21 2012 Official Website (website promoting this as "the day everything changes")
"2012 Mayan Apocalypse Has Dark Side, NASA Warns" by Stephanie Pappas (Nov 29 2012 Yahoo News item)
"Subculture of Americans Prepares for Civilization's Collapse" by Jim Forsyth (Jan 21 2012 article on Reuters)
"Doomsday Clock Moved Closer to Midnight" by Doyle Rice (news report in Jan 10 2012 USA Today)
"2012 End of World Countdown Based on Mayan Calendar Begins Today " by Suzan Clark (Jan 1 2012 article)
The Real End of the World, by Seth Shostak (an astronomer's comments re: May 21, 2011)
Harold Camping: Judgment Day Actually Did Happen on Saturday (May 2011 news item from Time)
Apocalyptic Grace: The Evolution of Culture and Consciousness by Stephen Powell (more about this 2009 book)
Apocalypse New, by Lev Grossman (Jan. 22 2008 Time magazine article about apocalyptic movies)
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond  (2005  review from The Guardian of this book by UCLA professor) 
The Prophet and the Astronomer, by Marcelo Gleiser (2001 book about Apocalyptic Science and the End of World)
End Times As a Growth Industry, by Chip Berlet
Fundamentalists and World Peace
The Official Left Behind Book Series website
"Should We Promote the Left Behind Theology?"
Armageddon Books (info on hundreds of books related to Bible prophecy)
A History of the Devil, by Robert Muchembled (review of this book) 
"Wrestling with Satan" (Unitarian perspective)
"Neo-Pagan Witchcraft vs. Satanism"
Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet (professor Bart Ehrman's conception of Jesus and links to similar viewpoints)  
Zoroastrianism (religious dualism in this ancient religion, and its influence on other religions)
Doomsday Clock (maintained by The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists from online encyclopedia)
Spaceguard (from online encyclopedia)
Technological Singularity  (from online encyclopedia)
Societal Collapse  (from online encyclopedia)
End of World Not Likely, Scientists Say
The Fate of the Species by Fred Guterl (excerpt from this 2012 book re: "climate armageddon" and human extinction)
"News Scan: nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan could harm ozone layer"  (June, 2008 news item)
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards (brief summary and answers to FAQ from NASA scientist)
"What If the Biggest Solar Storm on Record Happened Today?" by Richard A. Lovett (news item from National Geographic March 2011)
Earth Impact Effects Program (web based program for calculating effects of meteoroid impact)
The Lifeboat Foundation ("helping humanity survive existential risks and possible misuse of...technologies"
Indonesians Ask If Calamities Are a Divine Rebuke, by Tom McCawley (July, 2006 CSM article)
Bible quotes related to the end of the world 
quotes related to evil

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