I will argue we are in the post-apocalyptic age because we have come to a point where people will be forced to stop pushing for the apocalypse to happen. This is the great delusion that we have lived under for so long. This world has been built to be destroyed by delusional individuals in high levels of power who are pushing for the apocalypse to occur. It is why the world feels so hollow because it was built to be destroyed. None of our politicians are coming up with long term solutions for how to fix our economies, our banking systems, our healthcare, our prison populations, our environment, or our infrastructure, just to name a few. That is because they were never built to last.
The separation of religion and delusional eschatological theories must take place for the world to move forward. Otherwise, we will always be moving backward. This major point has alluded us for so long. The world does not necessarily need to be anti-religious, but we should all be anti-apocalyptic.
Where Israel goes off the edge of sanity is that they feel so strongly in their premises of waiting for the Moshiach to come that they believe it is their right to do anything that they believe necessary in order to force him to come faster. That is where a simple premise that one can live by becomes a dangerous premise that affects all of humanity. This push for power to be able to do whatever they want to do in order to bring upon their messiah is the most dangerous mindset that perhaps has ever been on this earth. In the end, they are justifying their pursuit of power and control over the earth by saying that they are in the right because they are actually trying to bring about the Moshiach. This is the greatest travesty of our historical age.
The original Jewish belief in the Messiah was that one day he was going to come and all they could do was wait. This belief itself is fine. I do not necessarily believe that a messiah will come, but it is ok if someone else does. They were free to believe whatever they wanted as long as they submitted to God and did not attempt to forcibly bring him into existence. When the group began to forcibly bring upon the Messiah, then this incorrect premise became dangerous to the entire world. My argument is that this is basically where we started to go downhill quickly in all regards historically speaking. The Jews had an incorrect premise, but they stayed to themselves and submitted to God, which means they submitted to an outside authority and life went on. If they wanted to go on believing this that was fine. But when they started to actively push for the Messiah, and slowly built power across the world which eventually led to the establishment of Israel, they came to a time where they went too far.
How do we stop this? How do we stop them from pushing for a messiah that will never come? How can we show them that they are actually using their religious beliefs as a justification to build power and control over others? How can they stop this never-ending pursuit? Can they stop pushing for the Messiah to come by force and still believe that the Messiah will come or must they stop believing in a messiah all together? Can they understand that just waiting on someone to come is actually a “cop-out” and a denigration of their own inherent power to live life without waiting on someone to come and lead them? Can they break free of their ingrained need to be a part of a collective? Can they become free-thinking individuals? Could it be that the highest level Jews know that a Messiah is not coming, but they continue to use the false premise of a messiah as a justification for doing whatever they would like to in the world?
My argument is that the apocalypse has already been averted so we are already in the post-apocalyptic age. The apocalypse has been pushed by so many because certain people wanted what they considered an “ending” or “greater purpose” to the world. It is like a book. People want to know the ending so they created their own ending.