A dreams of many Christian fundamentalists, in which all who believe differently than they are quietly and cleanly evicted to Hell so they can meekly inherit the entire earth, and not even have to clean up their own messes.
In other words, Jesus as a combination of Himmler and Mini-maids.
To be fair, this only the Christian variation. A secular version involves the just come-uppance of a wasteful humanity via the destruction of the environment; a New Age version involves the 2012 Apocalypse, in which we Westerners who did not heed the ancient wisdom of the (brutally warlike and human sacrificing) beautiful Mayan people will be doomed, doomed I say! And only those who heed the wisdom and head for the freakin' hills might be saved.
The operative traits of this groupthink syndrome seem to be:
1. only believers have a chance
2. all others are doomed to their fair comeuppance for not believing the believers
3. the earth is violently cleansed and left to the use of the believers - if it's left at all.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
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