A couple of days ago I mentioned that the "Doomsday Clock" stood at Seven Minutes to Midnight... since then, the minute hand has ticked forward.
While perusing the newly designed Bulletin website, I read an interesting, thought-provoking article by Sam Keen called A Secular Apocolypse. It should be viewable as a pdf, by clicking on the title.
While I firmly believe that mankind has, and continues to maintain the ability to destroy himself, I also believe that God is in control, and ultimately decides the when, where, and how. As Keen states here:
Any theory, religious or secular, that views doomsday as aI couldn't agree more.
fate we cannot avoid is a counsel of despair that serves to justify
a resignation of responsibility. Neither the supposed intervention
of the deus ex machina to bring history to an end,
nor the supposed iron laws of economics and power politics
that suggest nuclear war and ecological destruction are
inevitable, should be used as an excuse to do nothing. The
end of the story of human history has not yet been written.