2018-09-09 18:04:22 UTC
How screwed would everyone be if the Cthulhu Mythos was real?
David Johnston · Add Credential
Updated Feb 7
No more screwed than we are. Here’s the thing. The whole point of the
Mythos is this*: One day humanity will be extinct, and the universe
won’t care about that. And that is nothing more than the truth. It
doesn’t actually make a difference whether it’s Azathoth or the
expanding sun that eats the planet. In fact Azathoth is merely the core
of the galaxy granted quasi-personification. Nor is it the case that
humanity is immanently about to wiped out in the Lovecraft Mythos. We
know it will continue to exist for at least 3000 years more. (The Great
Race had an abducted human mind from 3,000 years in our future). So,
while in the long run humanity is doomed…because of course it is…in the
short run most of us would live lives exactly as long and as happy as we
would if there were no tentacular masses at the bottom of the ocean.
*Well, that and “inter-racial sex is icky”.