I’ve never considered myself a religious person.

And please don’t misunderstand me here–I’m not about to launch into a long diatribe on religion. The whole analogy will make sense by the time we finish, if you just hear me out.

And while I’ve never been what I would call a religious person, and maybe I’ve even thought some of the apocalyptic stories I’ve heard throughout the years were complete nonsense.

But nonetheless, it’s hard not to take a look at what is happening in the world right now and wonder if the “end of times” is near.

I mean, think about it:

And these are all just the stories that have broken over the last few days.