Religious fanatics 1999-2000

xebec (
Sun, 20 Dec 1998 09:16:22 -0500

I've always had a very positive outlook on the future of humanity, it's ability to improve itself, (or atleast that there is a lot of room for
improvement :-) ), etc etc, BUT...

Since many people out there are less positive and tend to believe that there will be majorly horrible events occuring in the next 24 months ahead of us; I believe there may be some people in power out there where if "God doesn't deliver" (notice the sarcasm there), then they will.. Meaning we could have religious nuts (middle east?), or just general doomsdayers (terrorists, etc), causing all kinds of destruction to our planet and our civilization.

Anyone given any thought on this? And is there anything we can do as extropians to prevent these useless and backward-thought actions from happening?. I believe I've read that around 999 AD there were some major events occuring (ie: Wars were started for the end of the world), well with the advent of mass-destruction technology, we only need one warring party to bring an end to us all...

Just a thought..