I have to seriously wonder about the sanity of anyone who is genuinely concerned about the world ending in 2012 due to the Mayan calendar. Remember, we’re talking about a people who were so collectively stupid that not a single one of them ever had the astonishingly brilliant idea of using the wheel to move things more easily from one place to another:
Ahead of December 21, which marks the conclusion of the 5,125-year “Long
Count” Mayan calendar, panic buying of candles and essentials has been
reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival
shelters in America. In France believers were preparing to converge on a
mountain where they believe aliens will rescue them.
I’m assuming most of this is pure media look-at-the-loonies hype. But not all of it is a media invention. Now, I suppose it’s not totally impossible that a group of people who spent centuries dragging heavy things from point A to point B because the concept of an “axle” was beyond every single one of them had some means of calculating the World Reboot, but I am a little dubious, to say the least. I’m merely surprised the Mayan calendar didn’t end in “fiver”.
Meanwhile, secularists continue to scoff at the Bible even as the events predicted in it keep coming occurring, one after another. I’ve observed the pattern over the course of my lifetime. First they scoff. “Europe will never be one kingdom.” “No one will ever buy things with a mark on their hands”. “There is no Israel”. “What government beheads anyone anymore?” Then, when it comes to pass, they claim what was previously asserted to be impossible can’t possibly have anything to do with what was very clearly laid out nearly two thousand years ago.