The 'point of origin' for all 3 major Abrahamic religions is in and around Jerusalem. They all share Old Testament writings; and, all three believe in an Apocalyptic "end of times". Their fundamentalistic animosity and the desire to hasten the "Day of Judgement" gives rise to manifestations of a "self fulfilling prophecy" that could end with a nuclear conflagration.
signs that portend the Apocalypse are many and varied; but, the one
constant is war and conquesr associated with hunger and plague. With the population
increases in the Middle East being among the highest in the world and
the fact that global warming effects will be most devastating in that
region, it is inevitable that this region will experience tremendous
unrest even without religious frictions. Syria is just the beginning.
one government that could have led the way towards slowing down global
warming was the United States. But, enough greedy big business interests
in league with enough Christian fundamentalists have historically and
expediently thwarted sensible measures towards growing away from fossil
fuels. Chaotic thinking by 'Joe Sixpack' and the regimented beliefs of
people under the sway of conservative evangelicalism have promoted
reactionary politics that have prevented significant proactive measures.
For example, the oil crisis of the '70s should have been our wake up
call on many levels. But instead of properly funding the development of
alternative energy sources, we continued to fuel an ever increasing
trade imbalance by increasing our importation of oil. Money which
further 'fueled' dissension in the Middle East (including al-Qaeda and
So, now we Americans distract ourselves with
emotionally charged issues such as abortion, gun control, terrorism and
such, while overpopulation (and the needs of these people) fuels a host
of ills that stimulates the over consumption of resources, fossil fuels
and products produced by burning fossil fuels. Result: release of
greenhouse gases that will remain in play for hundreds and thousands of
years that will change how we live.