Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Now We May Never Know

Just when you think you know when the world will end, they change the measurements. LiveScience posted yesterday that the whole hype about the end of the world using the Mayan calendar may be wrong. Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer, reported:

The good news is that the Mayan "Long Count" calendar may not end on Dec. 21, 2012 (and, by extension, the world may not end along with it). The bad news for prophecy believers? If the calendar doesn't end in December 2012, no one knows when it actually will — or if it has already.

Looks like end-of-the-world theorists may need to find another ancient calendar on which to pin their apocalyptic hopes.
I am beginning to have my doubts about all these End-Of-The-World seers. They keep getting it wrong. Whether it was Hal Lindsay and his Late Great Planet Earth prophecies or the Y2K hullabaloo ten years ago, they keep failing.Every time we get all psyched up (or psyched out) about what's about to happen, nothing does. We will just have to keep on living as if the world isn't going to end.

1 comment:

MadPriest said...

Ah yes. Most people assume the end of the world will be a cataclysmic event but, in fact, it will may happen over a prolonged period of time. Mother Shipton, the 16th. Century soothsayer from Yorkshire, said the world would end in 1981. That was the year Ronald Reagan was elected president of the USA. A coincidence? I don't think so. So the big question for your modern day prophet is when will the end of the end of the world happen?