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Nuclear Weapons and the End of the Universe
Religion and Theology
Pages 3 (753 words)
Nuclear weapons and the end of the universe Apocalyptic Myth or myth about the end of man has often been mentioned as an interesting topic that many have proposed various interpretations concerning it. Apocalyptic Myth has been a grave issue for majority of the religions in the world that they put forward their own versions about the end of the universe.
But the Indian concept, especially the religious belief of the Hindus, the most prominent religion of India, does not propose a final judgment. Instead, they believe in ‘avatar,’ that is the rebirth of the God Vishnu into ten different human forms where the final one is Kalki, the form that represents destruction or the end of the world. As these religious versions of Apocalyptic Myth are not easily agreeable for many in the modern changing context where man is pursuing a fast paced life, they strongly believe that the world will come to an end as an after effect man’s owns deeds, especially as an outcome of man’s excessive invention and use of nuclear weapons which are truly harmful to all the living beings in the world including man. Any sensible person will agree with the fact that nuclear weapons are capable of wiping off the humanity as world nations are hoarding thousands of nuclear weapons to their storage day by day. An editorial of the National Catholic Reporter rightly observes, ‘Nuclear weapons are incompatible with the peace we seek for the 21st century; they cannot be justified. The editorial continues to say that ‘These weapons are instruments of death and destruction’ (National Catholic reporter). ...
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