Maybe it's just me having one of those depressions but somehow recent events seem to suggest that maybe the end of the world is nearer than we think. I'm not a Christian and I may be wrong in the following interpretations so o u devout Christians feel free to correct me if I'm wrong. Following excerpts are copied and pasted from Wikipedia and edited with my ideas of how I think it all links together.
It is said that when Judgement Day is near, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse will arrive on earth. These four horsemen are Pestilence, War, Famine and Death.
The White Horse (Pestilence) - the rider carries a bow with no arrows, is given a crown (symbolising a nonviolent rise to power). As the colour white seems to represent pureness and holiness in the Bible, there are interpretations that the first rider might be the Holy Spirit or even Jesus himself. The other interpretation is that it is the antichrist disguising himself as a symbol of holiness. This occurs to me that what if it is the latter? Lately I've been reading some articles and they seem to suggest that the Dalai Lama is not as we believe him to be. To some, he is a symbol of peace and righteousness yet to others he's one who spreads lies and rumours. I will not elaborate further and those who are interested can click on this link.
The Red Horse (War) - the rider wields a greatsword and the horse is red from the blood soaked in the battelfields. Well this seems like the ongoing wars in Iraq, Sudan, Israel and Palestine. Humans killing each other due to different ideologies.
The Black Horse (Famine) - well i don't really think i need to elaborate further for this one. The recent food supply shortages have already sparked riots in a few different countries. With the effects of global warming becoming more prominent, the yields of crops gets lower. While the rich in this world are throwing their food away, many others in this world are scavenging the lands just to survive the day. How unlikely is it that famine has yet arrive on Earth ???
The Pale/Green Horse (Death) - Unlike the other horses, this horse is pale and skinny. Its rider is none other than death. Well it might sound far fetched but the recent disasters be it man made or natural seem to have taken lotsa lives. 9-11, the 12 26 Tsunami, the Hurrican Katrina, Typhoon Nargis that hit Myanmar and the Quake in Si Chuan, China. All these seem to show that Death has indeed come and claim its victims.
Sad to say it seems like with these Four Horsemen arriving on Earth, the time is near. The sadder part of it all seems to suggest it is mankind that brought them here...