Wednesday, December 12, 2012

End of the world as we do not know it

If you are feeling quite fine, then you may not yet know that 2012 has been the year that held a treasuretrove for both cataclysmic or transformative eschatological beliefs that has been lead chiefly by the Mesoamerican or Mayan long count. This popular cultural phenomenon, in conjunction with the internet, has already taken on a life of its own with the new found traction given to it by popular culture, the mainstream and social media. Any recent natural events with drastic or abnormal results now took on a special interest, as survivalists began came out from their woodwork, espoused their beliefs and invited others into their underground and sheltered existences, fear, doubt, and uncertainty took hold of its captures.

My own honest opinion is that, like the Mayan calculations, academia has unfortunately missed a step, or perhaps lost an importanat note, thus did not get it right on the date, nor perhaps the event itself, for many of these emotional doomsday scenerios that involve some kind of rational astronomical observations.

Christians, using the New Testament from the Holy Bible, sometimes also try and figure out this great mystery of humanity. Looking for a special code, cause or conspiracy, instead of simply reading the good book for the knowledge of God and to learn how to live, these believers up the ante to know the future they can not see. But rather than read into the future by starting at the Book of Revelation, perhaps those interested would be much better off beginning in the Book of Matthew, at Chapter 24 Verse 36, "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only."