Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For the LAST TIME. The world will NOT end in 2012!

I have been extremely annoyed by the number of people on the web and twitter who are allowing themselves to become paranoid about the "2012 meme". The idea is that the Mayan calendar ended in 2012, indicating the end of the world, and it has been popularized by a new movie. Mayan experts have been out in force trying to remind the public that the Mayan religion was cyclical not apocalyptic (unlike Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and posited a world without an end.

Now, NASA is taking on the myth head-on as well. Good for them! Y2K was a real threat. H1N1/Swine flu is a real threat. The "Great Recession" is a real threat. Even Climate Change is worth talking about. But 2012 hysteria is groundless, and just undermines good sense.


quizwedge said...

I knew the Mayan calendar was cyclical so I wondered why people said it "ended" in 2012. I thought maybe I missed something in that college class. Glad to hear I still remember something from it. :)

shadowmom1 said...

Whenever the end does come, humans will have no control over it. Live the best way you can and let the future take care of itself.