Something to Counter Popular Eschatology

We are never getting off this rock. Oh sure, we might get a couple people to Mars to walk around. Maybe a space station. Maaaaaaaybe a moon station. But that’s about it. We’re never going to colonize the planets (it would be far easier to colonize Antarctica and make it a liveable place). We’re NEVER gonna go to another star. This is pretty much it. We must learn to face the fact that the frontier period is past and we ain’t going anywhere.

Now. Tell me why that ticks you off, makes you feel hopeless, and makes you think I am defeatist trash. Then I will tell you about angels, LGMs and the secularization of eschatology.

Discuss, class.