The question in the title is a common way of thinking among evangelical Christians. Can someone explain this view better in a way that makes sense?
This thread isn’t about bashing anyone or any group, but I’m trying to figure out why this type of thought (in the title) is so prevalent among evangelical Christians in America. Assuming that the world will end at some unpredictable point in time, anywhere from the next second to the next trillion years, it still doesn’t make sense to not care about the earth.
It only makes sense if you are actually hoping for the Earth to end in the very near future so that you will die before you suffer the consequences.
It would be similar to thinking, " I’m not going to take care of my health because I will die anyway." That line of thought is only rational if you are planning to die in the very near future.
So why is the sentence in the title such a common way of thinking?
Is there a way to rationalize it assuming the world is going to end at an unpredictable point in time?