The pandemic/apocalypse genre is having a moment, and it can actually be emotionally uplifting to dive in.
The trials of 2020 are an apocalypse in the original sense of the word, some religious scholars say, because they reveal deep truths about society.
The concept of the apocalypse has never felt more relevant, with the threat of climate change, economic collapse, social inequities and a pandemic. But apocalyptic thinking is nothing new. It dates back centuries and has persisted across cultures — why? And are we actually living through the apocalypse now?
"I cringe at the very thought of hearing my mother's inevitably apocalyptic interpretation of our new reality... because I’m scared she’s right."
But don't cancel your plans just yet.
We're obsessed with grim environmental tales, but most of them miss the point.
A theological context, apocalypse may give hope that after the destruction of evil, restoration can occur.
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My father, E.G. Stassinopoulos, was a NASA Physicist for 47 years. At age 95, he is still actively researching and publishing through his Emeritus status with NASA. He asked if I might share the following essay with the Huffington Post's readers:
Alas, the hope that something could upturn this sad state of affairs is left to the possibility of true love and thus in
In short, Trump is a purveyor of apocalyptic visions that are as vulgar as his taste in home decor. And that is a new thing for American politics, at least from a major party's nominee for president.
What measure of responsibility can then be ascribed to Gede, or to any other supernatural force, for Haiti's unparalleled catastophes?
Two cats in the area also reportedly died suddenly.
If you see heavily armed men roleplaying the Benghazi attack in Berkeley this weekend, you might think you’ve stumbled onto
Trump's appeal is based less on his personal beliefs and more on his ability to tap into powerful strains of popular belief that have been commodified and commercialized by Christian publishers, pastors, and televangelists for years.
If Patmossery sounds like a fringe passion, you haven't been paying attention to 2016 headlines.
Hate and bigotry can dominate, perhaps even rule for a time, but they never win out because God is ultimately in charge, prodding along our humanity as we reluctantly advance. If you are waiting for "signs" of redemption, for God to write a message across the sky in white fluffy clouds, then you are part of the problem.