Yep… you heard me. Prepare to bend over and kiss yer arse goodbye because the Mayan calendar runs out December 21, 2012. If you buy into the hype, the world will likewise run out. And, if you’ll believe everything you read on the net, Nostradamus wrote a quatrain that confirms the same year, as do the Hopi Indians. Hey, what more proof do you need?
Christians have always loved end of world predictions. They’ve been predicting it since the New Testament. They have a word, eschatology, which means the study of the end of the world in religious terms. There have been literally thousands of end time predictions down through the ages. Usually Christians making them … always wrong, obviously.
Invariably the predicting party attributes the failed prediction to a mathematical miscalculation. Often they will recalculate a new date. That one turns out wrong as well. Interestingly, the devotee’s of the cult / religious leader often retain their belief and maintain their faith even when the date comes and goes, and they haven’t beamed up. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are famous for this, but it’s not exclusively their idiocy.
Evangelicals / Born Agains expect the End Times to occur in their life time, they just don’t like setting dates. They’ve learned from experience not to be too specific… it’s just too embarrassing. However, to these theistically infirm death desiring clowns every hurricane, earthquake, forest fire, tidal wave, war, dip in the stock market, or election of an African-American president seems to be a harbinger of the coming Rapture.
But this 2012 thing has taken on a whole new dimension. Along with the usual Christian sheep who are prone to believe anything, every buffoon who believes in alien visitations, 911 conspiracy, psychokinetic energy, mind reading government satellites, astrology, etc., etc. has got the End of World Fever.
With the economic downturn we’re in, I’m trying to figure out how to cash in on this hysteria to supplement my income. End Time T-shirts? Crash helmets? End Times insurance? Mayan calendars with nude camel pinups?
Given the intellectual capacity of these believers this could be a gold mine!