by Dr. D ~ December 10th, 2012
(Mayan calendar: RichardBowen)
The Mayan calendar ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. This has caused all sorts of speculation over the years including some who are insisting that it predicts the end of the world.
Apparently thousands of folks around the world are actually taking it all quite serious and are fearfully preparing for the worst. Particularly in Russia and China.
From the UK Telegraph:
Fears that the end of the world is nigh have spread across the world with only days until the end of the Mayan calendar, with doomsday-mongers predicting a cataclysmic end to the history of Earth.
Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year "Long Count" Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.
The precise manner of Armageddon remains vague, …
Response: Since my worldview revolves about the Bible and Christianity, I have not taken it seriously at all and find it almost laughable. Not only that, I have a hard time understanding the basis and logical foundation for all of this fear.
Over the weekend I saw a comic strip in the newspaper that caused me to laugh my head off: A Mayan making a calendar remarks to another that he only had room to go up to 2012. The other Mayan responds- “Ha! That’ll freak somebody out someday.”<Here’s a link to it>
However, the way some folks are responding to this is really no laughing matter at all. In final analysis it really does matter what you believe and put your faith in. *Top