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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 25
12-21-2012, 10:24 PM
How the hell did we get to theocracies?
People worry about the unknown, many fear it. The end of the world means death and nobody really knows what happens after that, the ultimate unknown. Religions claim to know what happens, but have no real way to prove it. Science claims that death is the end of consciousness, but has no way to disprove the possibility that consciousness continues in some form beyond death, so the answer remains an unknown.
As for being disappointed, it's not so much disappointment that the world didn't end, it's disappointment that the world didn't change in some significant way, that some new adventure didn't take place to lift people out of the drudgery of their mundane daily lives.