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Fire and brimstone raging winds earthquakes hail falling from the sky the worlds water turning into blood the end is near Ok so the conditions in our world might not be as catastrophic as they are portrayed in the Book of Revelations but as author Charles Strozier tells us the belief in the coming end or endism is brewing in the minds of people Endism is the belief the Book of Revelations description of the end of the world is true and must occur for Gods plan to be completed In his book Apocalypse On the Psychology of Fundamentalism in America Strozier goes about the task of interviewing Christian fundamentalists in New York City and analyzing their views on religion and the apocalypse from a psychological perspective Strozier writes that people see endism in two lights how it can affect then on a personal level and how it can affect humanity as a whole Everyone no matter what their religion may be experiences a type of endism whether they know it or not The one thing that every person in the world has in common the one thing that is unchanging is death We all die as depressing as that might sound but through religion and personal exploration we attempt to understand death and what it means The Christian fundamentalist belief is that once a Christian dies and ascend to the gates of heaven they will be judged by God If found righteous will be given the right to pass through the gates and enter heaven However if a person is found to be impious then he or she would be cast down into hell The two main concerns of people today when it comes to a collective death are the nuclear threat and the environmental problems As farfetched as it might sound to some the idea that the world will end in some grand explosion or steady depletion of resources is in some ways
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