I went over and visited my parents today. My mom broke her hip while we were in Hawaii, and I've been mostly house/bed ridden myself since we got home. So I finally got over there today.
We talked a little about the hurricane, which was on the news she turned off. She kept saying that "I just can't see how this system can keep on going. It just can't last much longer!"
I responded that it has lasted for the past 30 years since 1975 and I see no reason why it won't go on another 30 or more.
She said something like "well it doesn't matter where you move to, even to Hawaii, it's going to happen there, too". What? I ask, tsunami's, volcanic erruptions, floods, and hurricanes? and she said Yes, and you won't hide from Armageddon either.
I told her "I'm not hiding from Armageddon. I know what Hawaii is capable of and we are happy to move there anyway. We just love it there and want to live in a warm tropical environment and have chosen Hawaii to be our home after much research and discussion."
"Yes, but this old system just can't last any longer". "Yes, Mom, I know what you mean". And I left it at that.
My dad, if this were 10 years ago, would have been involved in the "argument" and be shoving the dogma on me and I'd be arguing with him. But, alas, he is deep in alzheimers and is dying from kidney failure due to 40 years of diabetes.
I wish my dad were still here. I'd love to argue with him knowing now what I've learned here on JWD. It would be spirited debate. He might even have learned something. He was usually willing to admit if he was wrong about something IF you could convincingly point it out to him. But of course he was seldom wrong. He taught me well.