The intense 2 minute 33 seconds Trailor of X-Men is out and has been creating controversies throughout the World for directly linking the Villain as a Hindu or Jewish God.
Apocalypse introduces himself as, “I have been called many things over many lifetimes – Ra, Krishna, Yahweh.”
The religious tone in the film is quite obvious, even the characters refer to the Bible and the four horsemen (death, famine, war and pestilence).Apocalypse says in a powerful speech, “Everything they have built, we will burn and from the ashes of their world, we will build a better one”.
From Vedas, Bhagwad Gita, Bible, Guru Granth Sahib and Quran, every Religion has talked about the End of World. People have been depicting the end of the world, since the beginning of it.
Christianity – According to Bible, the end will begin with the righteous being “raptured”— directly lifted out of their clothes, jobs, cars, etc. to Heaven. The Movie based on which is called – Left Behind ( 2014 )
Judaism – The exiles will be ingathered to Israel, the dead resurrected, and all humanity will live in a redeemed world.
Hinduism – The World will be ended by Pralay ( Complete Destruction ) and Satyug ( The Golden Age )shall be restored.
Islam – A grand judgment for all, during which believers are distinguished from infidels
Hopi – This Native American nation believes the land will be covered in iron snakes, stone rivers, and a giant spider’s web; the seas will turn black, and a huge blue star will crash into the Earth.
Buddhism – Buddha’s teachings will disappear from the Earth, only to be reinstated by a new Buddha.
Mayan – The famously sophisticated Mayan calendar predicted a “great change” would occur in our year 2012, which some interpret as a reference to the end.
The End is coming.
A Decade of American Film Industry has been focussing upon it and probably fighting it. The Director has a firm belief in disbelief. He says, “What is a God? Why would someone create and rule over a race simply to be worshiped? It bears no respect or devotion to him – that’s the big giant ego of the old God. All of it lacks symmetry, order, and devotion to him. It needs to be culled. It needs to be wiped away and rebuilt again.”
I don’t think he could have explained it any better. His Movie depicts Apocalypse, as a threat which marks the end of the world and we shall fight it.
The Hindu Scriptures also talk about Kalki, the tenth and last incarnation of Lord Vishnu
Kalki will destroy everything, even death. He will destroy all structures so that none exist. In other words, he will herald Pralaya. But we don’t feel any need of fighting with the Gods. We have accepted the fact that World is bound to end. We can not escape Death.Material reality is impermanent. It has to change; in other words, it has to die and be reborn. So everything that has form and name has to eventually wither away and die.
It all comes down to the beliefs we are holding onto. Some of us would accept the End and some will fight for it but nonetheless, the end is here.