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help-mr.=grace----i seen it in bible--but not sure where!! subject-->[new-heaven--new-earth]-end of time-start-of-eternity! major--renovation!!--no=meanies-allowed!!

-- al-d. (, August 17, 2000


Rev 21

-- (, August 17, 2000.

could we, or our kids--be--the-final-generation??

-- al-d. (, August 17, 2000.

Mr. al-d, for all your religious postings, why would you toss out the possible threat that our children are the last generation? What does it matter? If your faith is so strong in scripture, then what do you care of the skin life? Did you rotate the foods with the expiration dates? Those dates were created by humans, for a profit motive. Now I am wondering about your motive.

-- Church Fan (, August 17, 2000.

church-fan, i'm interested in 'prophecy'jesus said there would be a final-generation.-i'm not worried-just-amazed at how things are=speeding -up!you took me-wrong!probably a dumb-post on this forum,but ya never know?--just ponderin--anyone else-sense the crazy- speed-& business-of-the-info.-age?kinda-like HEY stop the world-i- wanna get off?

-- al-d. (, August 17, 2000.

I have noticed the speed of the current age, but I'm not so sure it has anything to do with a "last generation".

I believe that as we grow older, we see time pass by more quickly. Innovations suddenly seem to be flying at you from all directions and at break-neck speed. When you're a kid, you look at life as if you are indestructable; and things seem to happen in super-slow motion. (Remember when you were 12 or 17 or 20? Didn't it feel as if they were just about the longest years of your life?)

But the older you get, the more you begin to feel your mortality. You start to think about (REALLY think about) all those things you wanted to do, many of which you can no longer do because "you're too old", or so you think.

It tends to have an effect on how you view everything going on around you. And one day, you start to feel like "everything is passing you by".

(Of course, it also doesn't help to realize that in many respects, "the world" is geared towards "the younger generation".)

The fact that technological and other advances are happening at such a rapid speed (and that is probably not just perception) makes this "mortality realization" that much more intense.

What can intensify this feeling is dependent on the kind of person you've been as you've grown. Were you a self-assured person? Or did you frequently have self-doubts? If so, have you been able to overcome those doubts and have you grown comfortable with the person you are?

I believe there is a direct relationship between your self-comfort factor and how you view "life" or "the world"; the better you feel about yourself, the less (negative) impact the outside world is going to have on you. I can, however, think of several instances where this does not hold true, but as a generality I think it does.

(And FWIW, I really hated the first time I filled out a survey and had to select the "40-49" age box. It was one of the most bizarre feelings I had ever experienced. I got over it. In fact, I actually started to think it was "cool".)

I don't mean to disregard your religious beliefs at all; I'm simply offering a possible explanation for what you may be feeling now.

Then again, I could have completely misread you.

-- Patricia (, August 18, 2000.

Well Patricia, guess what's next? 51-59

-- Ra (tion@l.1), August 18, 2000.

Ra, and then comes.......uh, I forget.

-- Lars (, August 18, 2000.

AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! (runs screaming into the night........)

(Ra, you have a nasty streak in you. Not saying that's a bad thing, you understand. [g])

-- Patricia (, August 18, 2000.


I have such a vivid picture of you right now! LOL

-- Debra (, August 18, 2000.

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