Armageddon, Limited

Deliberately provoking a war in Syria is an incredibly dumb move.  It doesn’t have any possible good result, and the bad result – seeing as how Russia is backing Syria – is WWIII.  So, are the people advocating this bad people, or just stupid?

A bit of each, actually, but there’s another factor.  It’s that 30%, or so, of the American people who believe the Earth was created in a literal 7 days, about 6,000 years ago.  The ones who refuse to admit that the story of Noah’s Ark might be metaphorical. The ones who support Israel rabidly even though they’re not so crazy about Jews. The ones who believe that when the end of the world comes (in a giant battle at a place called Armageddon.  (It’s actually Har Megiddo, or Mt. Megido, and it’s about halfway between Haifa and Tiberias, if I  recall correctly) they will all be raptured straight up to heaven while  sinners like you and me will be cast into  the fiery pit where we will roast in torment forever and ever and ever.  There are more of them than there are people who voted for Trump, but most of them voted for Trump, that’s for certain.

They are, I’m convinced of it, actually rooting for WWIII to begin.  Partly for the rapture, but even more just to be proven right.  Sure, they want the Kingdom of Heaven.  But, even more, they would  love the satisfaction of knowing the rest of us are roasting in hell.
Here’s my main point,  though.  WWIII is not going to work out the way they think it will.  Things never do.  They may believe in a prophecy, but prophecies are bunk.  People writing the Book of Revelations may  have  thought Har Megiddo a lovely site for  a battle, but they were thinking  of massed infantry charging down the  hills with swords held high, screaming really loud.  WWIII, if it happens, will take place across the entire planet.  If it kills billions (which it might), it could still also leave billions.  Some blind, some dying of  cancer, some slowing starving because there’s no doubt agriculture will be screwed up for a few years.

Humanity will live on, maybe in a few patches here and there like in “The Stand” or “The Postman,” but humanity will be the equivalent of a suicide chump, who fails to kill himself but spends the rest of their life in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the neck down.

On the other hand, if they do  achieve their dream of global annihilation, we won’t go to hell and they won’t go to heaven.  Because those are just made up  things, and we’ll  all  just be dead.  Won’t that be a kick in  the pants.

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