Discussion by: mikenlynnI was wondering what other world religions, besides Christianity, has an end-time narrative? It doesn’t have to be apocalyptic. It can be anything that is a course of events which culminates in the world as we know it ending and a new status maintained in perpetuity. And it must also involve some degree of supernatural events. Not talking about believing in a natural event like a super-volcano eruption that decimates the earth. That certainly can, and will, happen with no help from a god. It can to be something along the lines of the Christian view, which weaves together natural events with those steered by some supernatural force.
Interested just in those religions which would be considered at least semi-prominent. Not looking for every weird cult of 100 people who latch onto some wacky story. The end-time story seems so central to the Christian view of life on earth, that I find it hard to believe they are the only ones who would conjure up such crazy tales.
The reason I would like to know is that every proselytizing Christian you ever meet is always preaching that scary “better hurry and accept Jesus before the end” line. Would like a rejoinder that forces them to consider that they aren’t the only ones with an irrational, made-up story. Like all the creation stories that have ever been devised, I would have to think there are at least as many end-of-the-world scripts that people have come up with.
Anyone have anything for me on this subject?