Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Will We Ever Learn?

One more scare bites the dust.

Just like the Y2K "virus."

Or the world ending in 2000.

Or Harold Camping's prediction of the end of the world.

Interestingly enough those who have predicted a doomsday of some sort have something in common: they've all been wrong.

So why do we continue over and over again to buy into this stuff?

Why do we continue to believe such dire predictions and give them air time?

Why do we buy into all the folks who tell us, "Change or else these things will happen and you will be in dire straits!"?

Why do we forward emails promising blessings or curses?

Are we simply that gullible?

One of these days someone might actually get such a prediction correct, but I guarantee you, it will be more of an accident than not.

Take a lesson from history.  Realize all such predictions have come to naught.

Don't worry.

Don't give such predictions the time of day.

Live in faith.  Not fear.

(Note: one could argue that because of the diligence of computer users checking their systems--I did--this doomsday was prevented.  Point taken.)

1 comment:

Kathy said...

True, but what about Jesus' prediction of the destruction of the Temple, the fall of Jerusalem?

I think we need to use discernment.