Faith at Altitude

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Apocalypse Soon?

With Mel Gibson's bloody film "Apocalypto" in theaters tomorrow, several folks have apparently dusted off their old Mayan calendars and discovered that (gasp) the world is set to end Dec. 21, 2012.

This would be a serious mellow-harshing event, and the ancient Mayans weren't the only folks who felt 2012 might be the end of the road. According to a list of end-of-the-world dates compiled by The (fairly creepy) Interactive Bible Web site, "The Bible Code" author Michael Drosnin says a comet's due to crash into the earth about then, and an alien reincarnated as a guy named Scott Mandelker claims the "big day" will happen sometime in 2010 or 2012.

But don't put your 2013 travel plans on hold just yet. According to the site, there are 220 dates pegged to the end of the world, and most of them have come and gone already. Still, one of 'em's got to be on the money one of these days, right?


Anonymous Zen said...

I find that most people who follow the 2012 mythologies have rather romantic notions of what it is they seek. And few seem to be objective when it comes to the brutal realities of Mayan religion and culture. Time seems to dull the sharp edges of things.

But this focus on 2012 isn't a waste of time either. Anything that gets us to think about the way we live our lives, about what's precious to us, about what matters has value.

But does anything ever really end? Or does it just change?

3:35 PM  

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