The Los Angeles Times has a recent article entitled: 'End Times' Religious Groups Want Apocalypse Soon.
And it isn't just Christians. All the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) want to destroy the world as we know it and bring in a bloodbath of Godly proportions, all so that they can get their special reward and so that everyone who doesn't believe what they believe will be tortured forever.
Church lady moment: "Well, isn't that special?"
We are now at the point where even the Los Angeles Times is agreeing with what I've been saying for some time now. Afterlife believers worship death. Afterlife Believers get together in social networks and fantasize about the end of the world.
I have always maintained that afterlife-believers, by necessity, place the "next life" at a higher degree of importance than this life. Within the Los Angeles Times article, there is one very funny, some might say pathetic, example of an afterlife-believer who sacrifices an aspect of this life in favor of the afterlife:
Then there is Clyde Lott, a Mississippi revivalist preacher and cattle rancher. He is trying to raise a unique herd of red heifers to satisfy an obscure injunction in the Book of Numbers: the sacrifice of a blemish-free red heifer for purification rituals needed to pave the way for the messiah.
So far, only one of his cows has been verified by rabbis as worthy, meaning they failed to turn up even three white or black hairs on the animal's body.
We have Jews that steal land from others because they think that God "promised" the land to them. We have Muslims blowing up Jews and themselves(!) in order to secure a better position in the afterlife. We have Christians who are breeding cows to bring Jesus back so that he can end the world! We even have Christians on Internet message boards who sit around and stroke each other's fantasies about the world ending in a bloody Armageddon.
Not all afterlife-believers act on their desires, true. But they all share the same desire. They prefer their imaginary afterlife to this life. On one hand I cannot blame them for their preference. For example, when I was a child I would often fantasize about living in a slightly different world where I had superpowers, or where everyone got along and we had unlimited technology and happiness. But I grew up. So on the other hand, I have nothing but disgust and contempt and derision for these fully grown adults who cannot grow up and discard their imaginary Peter Pan worlds, especially when they try to force their imaginary vision onto others.
I think it is appropriate at this time for me to restate the premise of blog: "The concept of an afterlife is inhumane and immoral. Belief in the continuation of your "soul" or consciousness after death is wishful thinking. Belief in an afterlife devalues the one life that actually exists: this one."
Kill The Afterlife, not this life.