Are we looking at armageddon,
or maybe a modern version of the Flood,
when all usable land vanishes under the water
as sea-levels rise and deserts spread
and reservoirs dry up in the heat?

Are we looking at the end
of civilisation?


There is no vision for salvation,
nor political will to address our problems.
No urgency, even in the churches!

Unless this changes, surely earth is doomed
and thus any idea of heaven with it.
The protestations of religion
are vain, lacking reality;
needing to change
as Jesus said.

We may wonder about the function of religions
in the context of global disaster, generated by over-consumption, over-population
the polution of our seas, destruction of the land and filling of the sky with harmful gases.
Yet, in the context of eternal existence, as postulated for every form of God or Goddess
there must lie concern for the continuation of what that God is deemed to have made.

Religions today ignore the practical realities of the secular prophets of science;
by an inward-looking focus on personal salvation, ignore creation's plight;
Ignore the teaching of Jesus on love for others, for each other,
which is needed to surmount the problems of today;
to overcome the travails of Creation.

Any future for mankind lies
in the realisation of commonality,
between races and nations and religions,
all working together for the common good,
in love and equality and justice;
as Jesus, and others,
taught us.