Friday, November 10, 2006

The Mayan Calendar's Dire Predictions

The ballgame’s over on December 21, 2012, according to their calculations. Has something to do with the earth’s natural wiggle, how we or the sun lines up with the central plane of the galaxy and something else that escapes me at the moment.

Anyway, don’t spend heavily on Christmas cards six years from now, because the Indians say there isn’t going to be one. You can’t sass them if they turn out to be wrong, because they made this prediction many centuries ago.

Around 1988, some well-meaning and possibly self-taught Bible scholar published a book in which he said the end of the world would come during the present month of September. He said that he would be very surprised to see October 1. Shortly after that, he was interviewed in a newspaper and said that he would have to check his calculations.

Nostradamus, the world’s most misquoted and, possibly deliberately, misunderstood Predictor of That Which is Yet to Come, may or may not have written one of his very broad and equally vague verses. Ever read one of them? I mean in the original. They could mean just about anything you want, especially if your job is to put together a cable tv show after some disaster.

Even the Apostles were pretty well convinced the Second Coming would happen during their lifetimes. One of these days it will; one of these people will be right. Stay tuned.


Anonymous Ewok said...

Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai said: "If you should happen to be holding a sapling in your hand when they tell you that the Messiah has arrived, first plant the sapling and then go out and greet the Messiah."

November 11, 2006 12:58 AM  
Anonymous mad drummer said...

jeez, I was planning on retiring in 2013...oh well...gotta wonder how many folks that run Social Security are reading the same predictions.

November 11, 2006 12:10 PM  

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