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Friday, December 21, 2012

End of the World (or Lack Thereof)

Well folks, today is the day that the world, according to popular myth, is supposed to end. Now, I, myself, do not believe this. However, to back up my credibility, here are a few sources that support my opinion.

First, our Lord himself did say that we don't know the time of when the world will end. Our Lord also warns us to be ready for when he comes.
But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone. And as in the days of Noe, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.   (Mathew 24:36-37)

This myth, incidentally, supposedly occurs during this time of Advent, the time used to prepare our hearts and minds for the birth and (second) coming of Jesus Christ. Jesus warns us to be ready for when he does come again.

For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark, And they knew not till the flood came, and took them all away; so also shall the coming of the Son of man be.     (Matthew 24:38-39)
Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.   (Matthew 25:13)

If you do not believe in God and need some reason-based facts, we do not know which calendar system the 2012 year would appear on. Keep in mind that the myth predates the Gregorian calender system we use today and also the Julian calendar, the calender system in place for the western world before the Gregorian calendar, as well. There are other calendar systems in place in various parts of the world, so which one of them would be right.

Lastly, the Mayans themselves don't believe the myth about the world ending and are asking everyone to do the same. If the source itself doesn't believe it, than why should we?

From all of this, we can conclude that the whole Mayan doomsday thing is a false New Age belief. However, this is a convenient moment to remind everyone to "be ready" and as part of that, please go to confession.

So what do you think of all this? Please share your thoughts in the comment box below.

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