Non-religious reasons why today’s doomsayers have the greatest and most powerful claim that Armageddon is perhaps a generation away.
1) Nuclear weapons that can, within hours, hit anywhere on the planet and destroy the world many times over.
2) The emergence of the ‘state’ of Israyhell – An gross imposter of the Israel which became corrupted and finally disbanded 2600 years ago.
3) The incredible way in which the militarised world and those trying hard to emulate aspects of it, have embraced an oil-centric, unsustainable lifestyle, infrastructure ecomony and agriculture.
4) Peak oil (peak-ish coal, peak-ish uranium)
5) The global use of fraudulent fiat currency.
6) The normalization of homosexuality (school bully like) in occidental culture
7) World bodies such as the UN. IMF, WB, WTO and other groups (inc Bilderbergers, CFR, Council of 300, Club of Rome etc)
8) The ability to monitor anywhere on the planet and communicate from any point on it
9) The sheer power of the tiny globally mobile and pervasive elite
10) The Corruption of the global media via global corporate media
11) The increasing toxification of land, fresh water, seas, oceans and the air
12) The extraordinary pharmaceutical-isation of health and big pharma’s global reach.
13) GM foods and other bio-engineering and the monopolistic nature of the food industry including the existence of SME destroying (or enslaving) Hypermarkets.
14) Global communication
15) Widespread and ease of accessibility of p’orn (esp e-p’orn)
16) The collapse of the global fiat money system
17) The globalisation of Nation states and the disappearance of ‘free, un-owned land’
18) The contortions of the education system to act as a conveyer belt to commerce/industrial consumerism.
19) The loss of communities with specialist knowledge of managing local land for agriculture.
20) The wide spread belief of fraudulent political systems like Democracy (I don’t see Marxism as having much claim to be exempt of this)
21) The near physical exhaustion of the physical sciences
22) The expiry-less and unwinnable global War OF Terror
23) The subjugtion of Justice and the Law (or at least it’s uneven implementation)
Most of these things, certainly in combination, are quite clear to me that the that claims of the end times are just about here, hold unprecedented strength.