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Is The End of the World Coming?

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Q: Do you think the world is going to come to an end in 2012 like some people say?

A: People who are saying this seem to be basing their theory on the fact that the Mayan calendar doesn’t go past 2012. My theory is that the Mayans haven’t been around for quite a while and probably felt they could make updated calendars as 2012 approached. They just haven’t been around to do it. People have been predicting the end of the world since the beginning of recorded history. Even prior to the birth of Christ there were people proclaiming the end of the world was about to happen. Since then, most everybody, Christian and non-Christian alike have jumped on the bandwagon. Martin Luther, one of the Popes, Pat Robertson, Harold Camp are several well-known Christian leaders who have predicted the end of the world. Then there are the prophets like Nostradamus, Jeanne Dixon and Edgar Cayce who took a shot at a prediction. We’re still here. Bunches of cults have committed mass suicides anticipating the end of the world. They’re gone but we’re not. So far the only one who has been right about the end of the world is Jesus who told his followers that no one knows the end time accept God. Given the sheer numbers of people predicting the end of the world, I’m sure somebody, some time is going to get lucky and guess the actual date. Until then, I plan on preparing for my future. While I’m at it, I’m going to remember that life is tenuous and try to appreciate those I am lucky enough to know. So, to answer your question, the world may come to an end in 2012. Somebody has to get it right someday but I’m not losing any sleep over it.