OK, moment of truth here. When I first heard about the Mayan prophecy of the world ending in 2012 I was a little shaken up. If I remember correctly, it was 2009 and I was at work and one of my coworkers (who also was one of my church members) brought it up.
I was nervous because “Mayan” usually means something accurate…but then again, they didn’t predict their own demise so how credible is this prophecy? Another reason why I was shaken was because I HATE anything that deals with the end of the world – movies, books, conversations, all of it. I cried after seeing that Nicolas Cage movie about the GPS coordinates called Knowing! Remember that?
Anyway, deep down I know that NO man (or woman) can predict when the world will end. My spiritual beliefs give me faith and take away my fears about any prophecy coming to fruition – but that isn’t the case for everyone.
According to opinion polls, one in 10 Americans worry about the end of the world in December. The prophecy is built around the Mayan calendar ending on December 21, 2012. Maya scholars have even debunked the so-called prophecy saying that “there a written references to dates that are hundreds of years in the future, which indicates the calendar must keep going.”
The government is even buying into the hype, building bunkers to house millions of people underground (rich and elite people who can afford it by the way).
David Morrison, a leading NASA scientist and director of the Carl Sagan Center for Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute in California created a fact sheet to calm any fears of the world ending on December 21, 2012.
I’d encourage you to read the fact sheet by clicking here. Its full of interesting stuff sure to spark a debate…you know, if you like those sorta things. I also think Morrison’s interview is pretty interesting too. Check it out here.
What do you think of the 2012 Doomsday predictions?
Do you believe in them?