A fundamental part of the Abrahamic world-view, expressed psychologically as fatalism.
A psychology that carries into Marxism and its belief in the 'end of history'.
It is a by-product of the good/evil, God/Satan, dichotomy that can be translated into secular forms such as the mathematical 1/0 binary, or order/chaos, conceptualized in Divine term, i.e., as absolutes.
The idea becomes the consciousness of a cosmic fact, and may even usurp the real experience of existence.
An either/or mindset that produces fanaticism.
Either Paradise regained or hell; either utopia of dystopia.
After 2000 years of Abrahamic brainwashing the world is dominated by the triad that represents its religious foundation: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
Existence is conceptualized as an absolute - absolute conciousness, authority, order.
Fatalism is the surrender to Divine will.
Every that has happened is happening or will ever happen is ascribed to divine providence in secular terms there is no need for intervention by the one-god, because nothing can ever break the universal rules, so nothing can ever challenge absolute order - true belief becomes an act of acknowledging this absolute fact and learn to accept it.
Challenging, resisting, can only result in pain and suffering - a hell no earth.
All are innocent, void of responsibility, because they are agencies of this divine order - in god's image.
What is left but to enjoy what the divine was provided and fated man to enjoy, as he must learn to endure, stoically, what has been fated for him to suffer?
The idea of being an agency of the divine, absolute order, offers the individual a sense of profound agency - power through association.
He is an actor acting in accordance to a universal absolute authority - an expression of God's will, even if he refuses to accept that he believes in god because the term is now associated with the triad he's surpassed - progressed from, overcome.
If enough fanatics are convinced of this then Messianism becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy, where each faction, interpreting the absolute in its own way - as it was divinely determined - will be governed by this either/or absolutism which is confronted with that of another - one's own paradise is another's hell, therefore in the either/or dichotomy of Abrahamism, one side is striving for a oneness the other will only nullify.
The individual does not believe he is responsible for how history unfolds, but that it is all part of a universal path - inevitable. When this is shared by millions, billions, then this fanaticism is supported by others and it gains conviction - passion - becoming increasingly more fanatical.
Messianism always has the ideals of beginnings and ends, usually not named but alluded to.
Such as the 'end of history', the 'end of philosophy', the 'last man', 'end of civilization', 'end of life on earth', 'end of history' etc., submitting to the idea that evolution is separated into distinct ends and beginnings, sometimes final and complete.
A psychology born of the dynamics explored in Calhoun's Behavioural Sink. a planetary 'sink', i.e., enclosure, with abundance - up to the current date - yet with shrinking spaces, absence of frontiers (an outside).
An enclosed reality within which the 'outside' is theoretical, and though observable it remains beyond reach - contributing to the psychology of those trapped within - 'herd psychology', domestication, institutionalization.
Calhoun's analysis should be applied to human behaviour as it has developed in urban environments over the last century.
Abrahmism emerges when population increases to the point where other becomes a problem to be dealt with, because he could not be escaped - the fight/flight mechanism becomes a singularity, and fleeing is internalized, creating a psychological schisms between the public and private man - esoteric/exoteric, introversion/extroversion.
Nihilism is a defence against the awareness of self in relation to seeking an internal alternate reality delineated by semiotics, creating the real/ideal corresponding to body/mind.
Body cannot escape other - it is forced to interact - therefore fleeing, using semiotics, becomes of the mind.
In the west Abrahamism became viral when it provided a nihilistic, self-consistent, framework for the mind - conciousness - to immerse itself within - salvation.
In the east similar population pressures and psychologies developed into Buddhism.
Zoroastrianism is the link between the two, each version morphing to accommodate the particular genetics of the tribes that came in contact with these ideologies.
We see evidence of this in ancient-Greek texts and the contact of Socrates with a Thracian named Zalmoxis - which undoubtedly, shaped Plato's own conceptions, as he integrated this monist world-view into Hellenism, which would explain his integration into Christian dogma - Socrates being claimed as a prophet of the coming of Jesus.
That side, the psychology of monism - though it often pretends to believe in multiplicities, integrated into a singularity - is part of the evolution of human cognition.
Accessing the frontier of space - which we are tempted to call 'the last frontier' falling into the same psychology - will alter man's psychology and with time this will manifest in physical changes - appearance is essence.
Until then we can only hope that man will survive its current nihilistic stage - trapped in its own binary mental methodology.