Pope Francis sure does say a lot of strange things. I don’t think that any other Pope throughout history has ever called Christmas a “charade” or has suggested that for many people this Christmas “may be their last”. What in the world would cause Pope Francis to adopt such an ominous tone? Without a doubt, the leader of the largest religious organization in the entire world would be privy to information that would not be available to ordinary people like you and I. Could it be possible that he is aware of something that is coming that is going to dramatically change life on this planet? What we do know is that our world is becoming increasingly unstable. World War III threatens to erupt in the Middle East at any time, the number of terror attacks around the globe continues to increase, earthquake activity continues to rise, giant cracks are opening up in the ground all over the world, and we are rapidly plunging into a brand new global financial crisis. There is certainly a lot to be concerned about, but what would make the Pope so glum that he would actually call Christmas a “charade”?
One of the primary reasons why the Pope is so down is all of the war that is going on all over the planet right now. It was in the context of talking about war that he made this recent statement about Christmas being “a charade”…
Pope Francis has declared in a sermon that Christmas this year will be a “charade” because “the whole world is at war”.
The pontiff’s speech at the Vatican came after terrorist attacks in France claimed the lives of 129 people; a Russian plane was bombed and dozens of people were killed in a double suicide attack in Lebanon.
Speaking during Mass at the Casa Santa Maria, he said: “We are close to Christmas. There will be lights, there will be parties, bright trees, even Nativity scenes – all decked out – while the world continues to wage war.”
“It’s all a charade. The world has not understood the way of peace. The whole world is at war.”
And what he has said is actually true. War and civil conflict are breaking out all over the planet, and all of this violence threatens to spiral out of control as we head into 2016.
On another occasion, Pope Francis even went so far as to suggest that we have now entered a third world war…
“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”
So has World War III begun?
I don’t know that I would go that far, but I believe that we are certainly on the road toward it.
The Pontiff, who turned 79 on Thursday, elaborated on his views this weekend, telling a crowd, “While the world starves, burns, and descends further into chaos, we should realise that this year’s Christmas celebrations for those who choose to celebrate it may be their last”.
What in the world did he mean by that?
Precisely who was he talking about when he said that “it may be their last” Christmas?
That statement can be taken a lot of different ways, and it has raised a lot of eyebrows. And of course this is just the most recent example of this Pope doing and saying some very unusual things. Just consider what we have seen over the past couple of years…
This Pope has been unlike any Pope that we have ever seen before. He has been consistently doing and saying things that would be regarded as “crazy” if any other religious leader did or said them, but because he is the Pope he gets away with it.
Meanwhile, other prominent voices around the planet are also issuing apocalyptic warnings these days.
For instance, tech guru Elon Musk believes that World War III “could erupt at any time”…
World War III could erupt at any time, and the effects could be devastating.
That’s the warning from top technology boss Elon Musk.
The billionaire businessman, who’s companies include Tesla Motors and SpaceX, believes a number of factors including the growth of religious extremism could trigger a third World War.
Musk believes that in the future the world could find itself locked in a nuclear World War “far worse than anything that’s happened before.”
And I believe that Musk is right about that.
Personally, I am completely convinced that we are eventually heading toward a third world war, and I believe that it will fundamentally change life on this planet.
So what is the solution?
Well, Musk believes that we need to consider traveling to Mars while there is still time…
Mankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned.
The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements.
His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and spacecraft technology to carry humans to the red planet.
To Musk, a “colony on Mars” would make perfect sense. He believes that it would give us the best chance to survive as a species if life on this planet was totally wiped out…
Speaking in an interview with GQ, he said such a mission may be important to help ensure the long term survival of mankind.
In particular, he believes a Martian colony could help to ensure humanity survives if there is ever a calamity on Earth that destroys life here.
‘You back up your hard drive…. Maybe we should back up life, too?’ he said.
If life is so great and everything is under control, then why are world leaders like Elon Musk and Pope Francis so seemingly obsessed with apocalyptic scenarios?
Could it be possible that everything is not really “under control”?
The truth, of course, is that most of us have a gut feeling that big trouble is on the horizon. Many of us may not know exactly what that trouble will consist of, and we may not be able to put our feelings into words, but deep inside most of us understand that the future is not bright.
So what should we do?
Is there anything that can be done?
Is it inevitable that humanity is facing a future of chaos and war?