The Path to Armageddon And Doomsday

The Path to Armageddon And Doomsday

The Path to Armageddon And Doomsday

Ahead of the doomsday poster hunters and World War II reenactors, the next greatest threat to humanity is closer at hand and can be found by being turned on to stories about the end of the world.

Corduroy Houses, Riddles, & The Coming of The Rapture

The popular media has such an impact on young people today, and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at the current climate of America. Television and movies often aren’t unbiased, and quite often something inflammatory to do with the goings on of certain people goes far off into “something holy” or some other nonsense.

The world is getting a little boring (although I’m not one to accept it as an accurate indication of how things actually go on the planet). It’s time for a break from the usual, so think about non-fiction stories that have characters with personal lives and stories that have longevity.

Long before virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) made their popular appearance, you’d find young people glued to stories about them. Many still fondly remember films that gave them a fantasy account of a future world in which dinosaurs actually lived on earth – now it’s much more likely that we’ll see home movies and stories of walking on water floating around our social media feeds.

Corduroy Houses, Riddles, & The Coming of The Rapture

For us in South Korea, life seems to imitate this fictional future much more than it does for the rest of the world, and this has led to it developing a following amongst our youth. A possible reason for this is because the events described in stories can come to pass in real life. There are dangers in the future that teens are hoping to prevent.

In a largely Christian country such as South Korea, where it is widely believed in the Bible that the Rapture will happen tomorrow, the online community has become a worldwide phenomenon where people flock to either the Chance of the End of the World (the latter-day world where Christians believe the rapture will take place) or Corduroy House (a name that mimics the description of an actual house).

Source: Backpage

When people visit these shows, they sign in and they become corduroy houses, where there are different members inside one. Then, one by one, members suddenly spring up and leave, making a whole new group of people to live in their home.

The popularity has caused the show to get compared to a movie that featured rapture-prone characters, with the underlying message being one of love and unconditional love for every single person inside the home. This is interesting because it serves to remind people that love can overcome and cure the nature of evil, but does it also get them ready for the actual prospect of the end of the world?

Corduroy Houses Are No Longer Just in Korea

While the fascination with the Corduroy House is worldwide, they’re really not just for young adults anymore. The show itself, viewed as an unofficial end of the world bible, has grown internationally, with the story being told in some other countries too. This is truly just a fantastic opportunity to examine the progression of modern life and draw parallels to the biblical stories we as a society get used to telling ourselves.

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