|Y2K is the most complex problem facing the world, possibly ever, worldwide in scope and without historical
precedent (unless we count the Tower of Babel). - Gary North
||There is a 70% chance the world will drift into a decline/recession. - Ed Yardeni|
|At 12 midnight on January 1, 2000 (a Saturday morning), most of the world's mainframe computers will either shut
down or begin spewing out bad data.
||America's electric power industry is in danger of massive failures|
|Bank runs are inevitable. The world banking system and the world's stock markets will crash.||People who have placed their retirement hopes in stocks and mutual funds will see their dreams vanish.
|Techno-fascism is a plausible scenario -- governments and large corporations would intervene to try to contain the damage -- rather than build for the future.||Blood will run in the streets! per Leon Kappelman describing the potential failures of embedded systems.|
|Jan 1, 2000||The nation's Powergrid will fail|
|+3 days||phones systems will choak
calls for police prevent protection
chaos begins to range thru cities
|+1 week||food riots begin
crime unchecked, assault, robery
no personal income, no work
|+2 weeks||small business close doors
no government dollars available
homes attacked by gangs
marshall law enacted in cities
|+4 weeks||stock market & banks fail
large businesses close, no work
national law enforced via the army
world in flames
|The year 2000 computer glitch is God's judgement on our computer dependent, technology worshipping society.
||Time is running out and the end times are near.|
|Y2K is a message from God intended to bring us to the point of understanding that all that we have lived for on this earth, all that we have invented, improved, struggled for and built is worthless.||The religion of autonomous science has about 17 months to go. Y2K will bury the corpse. Science will be the last of the 20th century's gods that failed.|
A minority of the religious community, a vocal minority, is using the Y2K problem as a means to recruit 'believers'. They play upon the
fears of people and attribute the coming distruction to His retrobution. They sell their belief as if it is the only way survive.
I personally believe God is loving and will never again distory the earth, it was His promise to us after the Flood. I also believe that a person can
come to Christ only by choosing to do so, not out of fear or intimidation.
For these reasons I am disappointed in the lack of leadership thus far offered by the majority of the religious leaders and of the religious community.
I am also appaulled at those using His name to instill fear and panic and make money.
Unfortunately and to my deep regret, Y2K has turned into a religious issue rather than a technical and business issue were it rightly belongs.