Are we really doomed?
It was the rather wonderful Private Fraser from Dad’s Army who gave us the inimitable catchphrase, “We’re doomed!” Laugh we do, every time we still hear it on the repeats, but is there some serious truth behind his broad Scottish brogue?
Interestingly, even the secular world of science has an inkling that all is not well with the world as we know it and is some sense ‘the end is nigh!’
The Doomsday Clock is a symbol that represents a countdown to possible global catastrophe. It has been maintained since 1947 by the members of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board who are in turn advised by the Governing Board and the Board of Sponsors, including 18 Nobel laureates.
Originally, ‘The Clock’, which hangs on a wall in The Bulletin’s office in the University of Chicago, represented an analogy for the threat of global nuclear war; however, since 2007 it has also reflected climate change and new developments in the life sciences and technology that could inflict irrevocable harm to humanity.
‘The Clock’ represents the hypothetical global catastrophe as ‘midnight’ and The Bulletin’s opinion on how close the world is to a global catastrophe as a number of ‘minutes’ before midnight.
‘The Clock’s’ original setting was seven minutes to midnight, but it has been set backward and forward manifold times since. Since January 2020 the threat level is set at 100 seconds to midnight. Does this mean that we are doomed, really doomed?
Science, philosophy and religion each seek to offer a perspective on the BIG questions of life and death, but can we trust any of their answers? Whilst there is some crossover between many of these arenas of thought, there are also major differences and contradictions. The Christian faith makes some bold assertions and it was Jesus Himself who announced He was the Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.
If you have never investigated what He had to say and would like to know more, even albeit to refute His claims with a bit more background knowledge, then may we invite you to something called The Alpha Course? It’s an opportunity to hear the evidence of the Christian faith, express your own opinions and ask questions of your own. All of this is within an unthreatening environment and amongst some very friendly people. Many churches offer such an opportunity and Salt Church Mar Menor is planning an Alpha Course in the autumn, so if you would be interested in joining in with us, please do get in touch; we would love to hear from you.
In the meantime, take care, stay safe and thanks for reading.
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