Apocalypse Rumors: The End is Not Near

Theadore Buffington, Features Editor

The Mayas foretold that the world will abruptly end. According to research, the Mayas predicted the world would end on December 21, 2012.

Harold Camping predicted it would end in 1994. When the world didn’t end, he once again predicted that the world would end on May 21, 2011. When that didn’t come to pass, he changed the date to October 21, 2011 saying that he made a mistake in his calculations. As we all know once more the false prophet, Harold Camping failed to predict the Rapture and the world being consumed into a ball of fire.

The Mayan calendar, however, is different from our modern day calendar. There are different views and opinions on the actual ending of the Mayan calendar, and historians recently discovered another Mayan calendar, ending the world in 2015.

So when will the real ‘end of the world,’ happen?

There have been dozens of end of the world events that have happened throughout history, and none of them have been proven right.

So why should 2012 be any different?

In recent times, Hollywood, news, and religious cults have exaggerated and modified events that would lead to the end of the world. The Rapture, the Mayan Calendar, Zombie Apocalypse, alien invasion, scientific reasoning such as massive meteors, large scale earthquakes, mega tsunamis and plenty more. As Americans search for new ways to entertain and be entertained, Hollywood always has another idea to exaggerate logic, and strike fear or adventure into the hearts of the audience. The likeliness of the world ending on a predicted day is as far-fetched as witnessing an alien abducting a cow on a Sunday afternoon in the Bermuda Triangle. Meanwhile the monopoly man wins the lottery in Rhode Island while riding a T-rex.

Essentially, it’s highly unlikely for the world to end on 2012.

In fact, it’s impossible for the world to end – as it is always orbiting the sun.

Therefore, there is absolutely no need to panic, the world will not come to an end for a while, unless somehow we manage to throw ourselves into a WWIII.