Thursday, December 22, 2011

364 Days Left Until End of World!

December 21, 2012: Mayans predict a lizard will vomit on us.
I totally missed that yesterday was also supposedly the beginning of the last year...ever! For a couple of years, there has been a lot of talk and hand-wringing about the date of December 21, 2012. This date is reportedly the predicted date of the end of all things. It has been foretold by the Mayans, and some say the Aztecs and even Nostradamus has predicted the same date.

The Mayans also predicted that sacrificing virgins would appease the gods and that eating the hearts of your enemies will give you advantages in future wars. Nostradamus, thanks to bad spelling and prosaic writing, has either been totally right on, lucky or off base in his predictions.
Meltzer will scare you. He also kills superpeople.

One of the nail biting shows I watch from time to time, in case I don't have enough paranoia in my diet, is Brad Metlzer's Decoded on the History  Channel. Last night they aired the second investigation on December 21, 2012. The carefully chosen experts they gathered to interview concerning the ticking time bomb that is civilization spooked me. But I think some of them are spooky anyway. There was this Floridian scientist predicting the flooding of the country in like two days. There was a survival guy who nonchalantly talked about dehydrated zombie-like animal minded people. He skeeved me. Not just because of his theories but that this guy is out there. Thinking this up.

Here's a link to the episode. The cool thing is the last word Meltzer has to say. The Church, by the way, doesn't have any stake in the end of the world predictions. I figure some of the more evangelical of us will use the opportunity to make some waves (bucks) but mainstream Catholicism believes that we cannot know the day nor the hour. We also believe that hope is a virtue that laughs in the face of destiny. So  despite the dire predictions, the coincidental crises in the world and the possibility your neighbor will kill you for your food, don't give in to despair. HOPE!

Sure is raining hard today....haha. HOPING!