It’s seventeen (17) to doomsday (big yawn).
Has anyone noticed that
- May 21, 2011, was a Saturday (Harold Camping),
“Camping predicted that the Rapture and devastating earthquakes would occur on May 21, 2011 with God taking approximately 3% of the world’s population into Heaven, and that the end of the world would occur five months later on October 21.”
- October 21, 2011, was a Friday (Harold Camping)
“When his original date failed to come about, Camping revised his prediction and said that on May 21, a ‘Spiritual Judgment’ took place, and that both the physical Rapture and the end of the world would occur on October 21, 2011.”
- and December 21, 2012, falls on a Friday
“Several scenarios for the end of the world including galactic alignment, the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, a geomagnetic reversal, nuclear war, collision with Nibiru or some other interplanetary object, alien invasion, and the Earth being destroyed by a giant supernova. David Morrison and other scientists from NASA, along with expert archeologists have stated that none of those events are possible.”
(URL to be changed on or after the 22nd to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events#Past)
Do these apocalyptic buffoons like the number 21 and want to ruin our weekends?
Maybe we should play lotto with number 21.
For a more complete list of doomsday dates, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dates_predicted_for_apocalyptic_events.
For a serious debunk of all these stories, read the Doomsday 2012 Fact Sheet at the SETI Institute website.
“There is widespread and unnecessary fear of doomsday on December 21, 2012. Some people worry about a Maya prophesy of the end of the world, others fear a variety of astronomical threats such as collision with a rogue planet. Opinion polls suggest that one in ten Americans worry about whether they will survive past Dec 21 of this year, and middle-school teachers everywhere report that many of their students are fearful of a coming apocalypse.”
Just remember, we (humans) can’t predict or know when the Christ returns.
This past Sunday, on my way to church, I listed to Korpiklaani (Finnish for “wilderness clan”) live at Wacken Open Air (great 41-minute concert).
Maybe it’s ungodly and sacrilegious for a Christian to do, but the music’s too much fun to let it go to waste.
I’ve enjoyed world music for years.
Therefore listening to music with heavy influence of (European) Paganism fits the bill perfectly, especially, when over-driven electric guitars are involved in a 4/4 or 3/4 beats.