It may sound apocalyptic, but I do believe that the democratic experiment in continental Europe, begun just over 200 years or so ago, is coming to a close.
The European Union is creating what it hopes will be a benign oligarchy. Real political power will reside once again within elite circles (as it does already in France) which will conduct their business in the corridors rather than in the assemblies.
"Sounding apocalyptic" is only sensible, Janet. EU strategy will bring it into conflict with the United States and Israel if present trends continue. Buy some sunglasses and practice putting your head between your legs.
Why would God follow Earth days before God created the Earth?
Are you an enviro-fundamentalist?
You know at least one person like this I'll wager. I know two or three. They lecture you on the environment while driving an old car which belches smoke like a coal-driven locomotive.
Speaking of belching smoke, Mt. St. Helens is Washinton's top polluter. Anyone want to present the Kyoto treaty to the Earth's subduction zones?
We are mired in a religious war.
We are now mired in a religious war in Iraq, and elsewhere. Our enemies, as witnessed by their astonishing willingness to slaughter themselves, are not principally motivated by political or economic grievances. Anyone who imagines that terrestrial concerns account for terrorism by Muslims must explain why there are no Palestinian Christian suicide bombers. They, too, suffer the ordeal of the Israeli occupation. Where are the Tibetan Buddhist suicide bombers for that matter? The Tibetans have suffered an occupation far more brutal than any we or the Israelis have imposed on the Muslim world. The truth that we must finally confront is that Islam contains specific doctrines about martyrdom and jihad that directly inspire Muslim terrorism.
Will the civilized world awaken in time?
I can't resist posting one article by "Dan Brown".
I pick up the phone. "Monsieur?", says the voice. "Sir, an important man is here to see you, s'il vous plait?" I wish Juanita would stop putting on a French accent. "A very important man," she pressed. That could only be my friend, Sir Leigh Teabing, the Royal Historian and Ambassador-Plenipotentiary to the Exchequer. He was awarded a knightency by Queen Elizabeth the II for his amazing volume on the House of Percy, in which he revealed for the first time the ninth earl's involvement in a Rosicrucian-Illuminati-Masonic conspiracy to do, er, something or other.
Iowahawk, is that you?