Sunday, November 18, 2007
Reference: Cult families ready to die, Bangkok Post, November 17, 2007
Human DNA must contain an apocalypse gene. Thousands of years ago, we fretted about the end of the world described in the Book of Revelation. More recently a doomsday cult in Russia has sealed themselves off in a cave to prepare for the end of the world (Cult families ready to die, Bangkok Post, November 17, 2007). They are not the only ones. There are plenty of doomsday cults among us. Biological forces within draw us to them for there is something about the apocalypse scenario that fits in with the way we rationalize mortality. I see climate change activism in this light and the IPCC as a doomsday cult.