Do people mix up 'mentally' their own subconscious knowledge of their mortality, with apolcalyptic ideas?
Do they subconsciously muddle, the fact that they know they will die, with a belief that the whole world is at threat?
Does this make them susceptible to apocalyptic ideas from cults such as the JWs?
It seems that throughout history someone somewhere, and some groups everywhere have been preaching and proclaiming imminent destruction of all and sundry from a vengeful deity.
Why are they susceptible and willing to believe such a ridiculous notion?
Even after the recent Indonesian Tsunami, ordinary people preferred to believe that such desolation was caused by an angry and vengeful God rather than the real scientific reasons.
So, if everyone on the planet became 'good' would planetary problems ie climate change, earthquakes and Tsunamis suddenly cease?