2012: … The End?

Posted by on July 13, 2010

2012: Doomsday?

Is  the end of the world approaching? Recently, there have been rumors that the world is to end in 2012. The Mayan calendar ends at that time and the earth is supposed to align itself with the center of the galaxy. Could these be omens that spell disaster? Or could they be omens of something different- the Judgment of the world, perhaps?

The Discovery Channel had an episode on this. In it, they tackled the problems facing them and sacked the quarterback. Pardon the football. Although the reliability of the discovery channel is, of course, debatable, I think that some important points were made.

One of the first issues addressed was the Mayan Calendar. Although it does, indeed, end in 2012, it does not signify the end of time. The Mayan calendar is a cycle. On December 20, 2012, the cycle will end. On the next day, a new cycle will begin. It was one of their many ways of measuring time.

The next issue was that of the earth aligning itself with the center of the galaxy. Scientifically, this means next to nothing concerning a large-scale catastrophe. On top of that, the true alignment would have really happened in 2011 .

One other thing, however, is that the sun has been predicted to be exhibiting extreme solar flare activity in 2012. A large solar flare could disrupt our magnetic field, causing a mass blackout. If this were to happen, many things could go wrong. Anything electrical would die, such as telephones, computers, lights, heating, TVs, radios, testing labs, and so on and so forth. The most delicate part of an experiment is about to be performed. A second’s delay and… oops. Two dictators are talking on the phone (unlikely). The power goes and each thinks that the other has hung up in disgust. The lights suddenly go out in the hospital.

Of course, there are some who believe that something else is to happen in 2012. Some people think that these omens might be indications of the rapture. Then again, some people think that there will be some sort of ‘revival’ in 2012. Now, since I am neither of these, you will pardon any mistakes I have made. Now, for all you ‘rivivals’, who knows. You might be right, and you might be wrong. For all the ‘rapturers’ you are wrong, at least as far as I know. No offense, but doesn’t the Bible clearly say that He will come “like a thief in the night”? It also says that, “When they are saying ‘peace and safety'” He will come. It also states that He will come when he is not expected. However, I leave you to your own assumptions.

So, is the world going to end in 2012? I doubt it, but you never know. Still, I would not consider this a good reason to stop work :).

Thoughts? Leave a comment below.

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