Im not very religious as many of you but I hope we could agree to discuss something form the non religious and religious point of view. I was wondering about the end of the world, as a judeo christian civilization we have been taugh to expect a moment like that in the future. Now Im open to accept it but I want to understand the logic of it, I mean why should millions die? and all that.
Catholic commentaries say that the second comming of Jesus is not something methaphorical, they stress that. So I jsut cant understand why the world cant change without a catastrophe?
Im just worry about people that have never being religious having to deal with such a rough situation like a nuclear war or worst a huge global catastrophe.
I respect catholicism but sometimes I feel that a divine being doing that in this instance could maybe be consider to be using a dictatorship rather than to say that we really have free will.
and I have problems to see the loving God that everyone talks about, when this end of the world prophecies comes along.
On the other hand im not sayign that the world is perfect there are kids dying of hunger every 5 seconds, abortion is legal etc and you cant realy concive a world in which you can watch movies on internet, chat and all that tecnological confort that we have, whereas every 5 seconds there is a kid starving to death. what I mean is that we are in a very unbalanced situation.
So, I more than agree that we must have a total change of mind. However I believe that the human life has a lot of value, therefore I dont agree with the understanding that there should be an end of the world or a great catastrophe if we as humans beings worth something.
In medieval times a lot of people suffered, there were no medicines, and they lived in average perhaps 30 or 40 years less than us now. Tecnology has brought us a lot of welfares and I believe we deserve to heve them in order to help others and in order to medicaly help ourselfs becuase life is something that has value.
So I dont agree that the end of the world or a huge world wide catastrophe by some sort of divinity is justified or fair nowadays.
I believe that God could change and improve mankind if he shows himself and if he comes again in his second coming. But I dont really understand the need for a catastrophe or for more global pain, and then a reward on the next life.
Please someone help me to understand this in a logical and rational way, from a non religions and religious point of view.
Thanks in advance and I appreaciate it.