Not long ago, those who wrote about the "end-time" were preachers--the more fundamentalist, the more extreme by some standards. "The end is coming soon," they said, and cartoons were rampant with guys carrying placards captioned by "The End is Near!" From the time of Christ, whose noncritical predictions included such inspiration for the placards, the religious prophets could not resist emphasis on such topics. Today things are different. The "scientists" and "politicians" make the predictions. "Twelve More Years" is what we hear from the latter. But they don't attack with religious terms. They speak of time in the context of "climate change" and "global warming." They do not agree on how to interpret the evidence, but the religionists also had trouble with agreement. Strange interpretations of biblical texts have now gone the way of so-called science. Various elucidations carry one thing in common: none gain consensus. Some arguments enter discussions by censuring those who disagree with them. Their opponents are not allowed to speak. They must remain silent. They are called nasty names, and unfair methods are used to punish them. They try to stop the incongruous from speaking at all. Living in the "end-time" demonstrates the conflict between good and evil.