“The end of the World is Near,” said the man that just had a near-death experience.
I remember as a kid seeing men with sandwich boards marching up and down with the message on the board, ” The end of the World is Near.”
People always had an interest in the final day of judgement.
The end of the World is an interesting subject because the World really could end.
It’s NOT a crazy topic at all!
Space rocks called asteroids are floating around and could someday devastate us.
Nuclear war is scary.
Also the Sun, our star, will die and ruin the planet.
The Sun’s dying act would fry the earth in 4 billion years, but that’s a long time away.
Maybe we will inhabit another galaxy by then.
For generations, millions of people have believed in doomsday claims.
We know it is sensible to assume there will be a tomorrow.
Skeptical thinking defies doomsday scenarios.
Now, this man who was babbling about the day of judgement said he saw the end of the World in his near-death experience.
He was in the hospital on the operating table and saw the earth explode.
This must have been his light at the end of the tunnel!
I told him it was probably a dream induced by a lack of oxygen in the brain during the operation. His brain was highly stressed at that time.
The brain can conjure up some very weird things.
We can all be fooled by our brains as far as what we see, hear, and feel.
We remember things that aren’t real.
So, shouldn’t we be skeptical?
I think the human brain, under stress, is very unreliable.
But some people are comforted by weird stories and near-death experiences make great stories!
DON’T BE FRIGHTENED, THINK SKEPTICALLY!