Armeggedon and Religious Monomaniacs as Annihilators.
"According to French President Chirac, Bush told him that the Iraq war was needed to bring on the apocalypse."
I was discussing with a Christian friend yesterday that the events in the near apocalyptic Middle East are not a fulfillment of some prophecy by "God". It is a self-directed assault on the world by hundreds of millions of believers (Christian, Muslim and Jewish fundamentalists) in the "End Times" who are purposely invested by their beliefs to bringing about Armageddon. It is self-fulfilling product of their sick belief system.
These people seem to think that genocide is morally acceptable because their "God" ordained it in their evil old holy books. Believers in Armageddon (End Times) long to see billions of people, including women, children and babies massacred on earth and tortured in hell.
After which, the select few true believers can either (depending on your misfortune of being brainwashed by one god brand or another) will have 24 hour a day orgasms with 72 teenage virgins, or sit on clouds listening to harp music (or whatever, its never really explained) in an endless state of rapture.
I am sorry, but these people, and they are in control of foreign policy in the USA and many other areas of the world now, are raving mad.
"The Armageddonites worship a vengeful, killer-torturer Christ."
Also see: Millions of Evangelical Christians Want to Start World War III … to Speed Up the Second Coming: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/02/evangelical-christians-want-to-st...
Note: This doesn't address the annihilators blindness to their destroying life on Earth.