Attention Doomsday Nuts

For those of you convinced the world will end on 12/21/12 because the Mayans found a nice, round number for their calendars, it turns out the date may be way off.

The good news is that the Mayan “Long Count” calendar may not end on Dec. 21, 2012 (and, by extension, the world may not end along with it). The bad news for prophecy believers? If the calendar doesn’t end in December 2012, no one knows when it actually will – or if it has already.

Ask me, it was pretty silly to begin with.

I find it especially funny when self-proclaimed Christians buy into it. For one, if they believe the Bible scholars when they say the Earth is only 6,000 years old and man ran with the dinosaurs, then we haven’t even come close to the 13,000 years the Mayans predicted.

Now, let’s say they’re willing to dismiss that age bit as fable. Okay, cool. They’re still dealing with Mayan — or, in their mind, false, mythological, or even pagan — religious folklore. I guess that Commandment about “no other gods” is flexible, too. Maybe we can convince them Jesus was an alien spirit while we’re at it.

The short version? You think you only have two years left, fine, sell everything you own and catch that ride on a comet.

Just shut the hell up about it because I’m not sure I can take two more years of your whining.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

2 comments

  1. Isn’t the commandment “No other gods before me”, which means you can have some *after*? I mean, Baal makes an appearance in the Bible, doesn’t he? And Dagon. Nothing, to my knowledge, actually says there are no other gods.

  2. Noah L says:

    People can go ahead and freak out–I’ll pick up lots of nice camping/survival gear on Craigslist after the world doesn’t end. My preparation for December 21st of 2012 consists of going to the store for stuff early because paranoid people are going to be buying all the food to stockpile for the endtimes