Well my head isn't exploding. Perhaps because I have a good grasp of history, which helps put many things in perspective.
Originally Posted by Risen
In another thread, you made an analogy to the Biblical prophets and how their predictions of doom were ignored. That's certainly true. But it's also true that once the doom arrived, the Prophets were the first ones to preach hope and promise to the people.
A perfect example of this was the message of the Prophet Amos, who prophetised about the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel and the exiling of the Israelites into a foreign land. Yet once all that occurs, he offers a message of hope to the people:
"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. And I will turn the captivity of My people Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God."Like Amos, I too see light at the end of the tunnel. This too shall past. Times of crisis are often times of great promise. Life in one form or another will continue to roll on. In order to reach the promised land, one must first travel through the wilderness.
-Book of Amos, 9:13-15