However, with the publication of Laudato si, Pope Francis is
courting a younger, progressive generation of Mother Earth worshippers
by adding a cool new "Horseman of Global Warming" to the existing
Doomsday scenario, bringing the total number of Horsemen of the
Apocalypse to five.
Here the Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Pope Francis inserts the new, fifth horseman:
It may seem odd to suggest that St. John, author of the Book of
Revelation, shared a common failing with the early prophets of Climate
Change, but it's true. In his eagerness to steer readers to God, John
wrote as though it was essential that people immediately embrace
holy living so as to avoid the fast-approaching horrors of Armageddon.
Likewise, until recently, the harbingers of carbon-based annihilation
demanded drastic lifestyle changes among the world's consumers to
prevent climate cataclysm.
Their mutual mistake was the specificity of predictions and deadlines
for action, which have all passed without any noticeable impact. New
York remains above water and natural disasters have not increased,
while the seven seals remain unbroken and the stars are still attached
to the firmament.
Thank goodness all of that's been clarified. Devotees of the Book of Revelations can sleep better tonight.
Let the discussion begin...
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