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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

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Is this the End or the Beginning?

Every day, in every country, local and international news coverage shows the global human populace an increased activity in natural catastrophe and a constant degeneration of civility at every level. Giving strength to a general belief from a mostly religious global community that mankind has worn out its welcome to the planet and the eyes of God.


The lack of justice and good will toward men has this world full of faithful believers from all religions observing what is esoterically believed as signs from God and fulfillment of prophecy. 


Taboo activities have become commonly reported circumstances (e.g., improper relationships between teachers and underaged students, marital infidelity, the most atrocious acts, such as the kidnapping and murdering of children, the murderous acts of terror bombings in public places).


An increase in earthquake activity and prehistoric destructive weather, new, stronger diseases, dead and battered birds falling from the sky and scores of fish washing ashore, has the scientific community brimming with explanations for such extreme events, leaving the fortunate rest of us safely watching from the sidelines with desensitized hearts protecting us from fully understanding the folly happening all around  us.


It’s the end of the world! 


This phrase is heard aloud clearly and more frequently by the constantly disillusioned when they stop and smell the stink of this era’s roses. 


But what do the faithful truly have to fear? To the faithful, existence should not end with the end of this world. 


The Holy Quran 3.185 states:


“Whoever is spared the Fire and admitted into Paradise has indeed prospered and triumphed. [Know that] the present, worldly life is nothing but a transient enjoyment of delusion.”


The Holy Torah also explains how this life is not the sum of our existence. In the book of Genesis 25:8 tells how Abraham passes into the next life, 


“Then Abraham breathed his last and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years; and he was gathered to his people.”


Buddhism addresses death in the book of Dhammapada which means, “path to perfection.’ It gives a certain respect for death as a natural part of existence. Section 2-21 states:

“Watchfulness is the path to immortality: unwatchfulness is the path of death. Those who  are watchful never die. Those who do not watch are already dead.”


And in Christianity, The New Testament in The Holy Bible also give an account of the utter destruction of death itself:


“I will ransom them from the power of the grave;  I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be a plague to you. O grave, I will be thy destruction.”


According to Adherents.com, 84 percent of the world’s population practices some sort of religion. With these numbers, its stunning to see such misery at such high levels when almost all of these philosophies teaching peace toward all mankind. 


And if all these “believers” practiced what they were taught, the failures of man would be overshadowed by his achievements. 


So why all the concern for the end of the world if all of its atrocities are not of your own doing? Maybe the fear of the end stems from the fear of the sum of our own actions.

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