Is the end near?
You can't help but feel for the people impacted by the tornadoes that recently struck parts of the midwest, Raleigh, and here at home in Pulaski. I've heard some people say it is a sign that the world is about to end. While covering the aftermath in Pulaski, I interviewed a woman from a local church who believes the scriptures indicate the end is near. There are also billboards around the Roanoke Valley saying Judgment Day is coming May 21st.
I am not anti-religious. I strongly believe in freedom of religion. I don't agree with every religion but I think people should have the right to believe in anyone or anything they want. However, this 'end is near' talk really bothers me. Sure, the end will come one day. But how can anyone really predict it? How can anyone really say they know what God is thinking?
Since the beginning of time, people have been predicting the end of the world and guess what? They've been wrong! I think it really hurts your credibility when you predict the end of the world and then it doesn't happen. If you want to tell people to get ready for Judgment Day, fine but let's all stop predicting the actual date. See ya on the 21st.