I caught part of the movie “2012” last night on TV and I actually enjoyed it.
I normally don’t like disaster movies that have no entertainment value, but this one was different. It had a lot of twists and turns that were unexpected.
For those who don’t know what it’s about, it’s a movie about natural disasters that decimate the entire world.
Three “arks” are built on top of mountains in the far East and water covers the entire planet. Only a fraction of the whole human race is saved to populate the Earth.
But things aren’t as bad as they previously thought, and Africa rises up out of the water to becomes their safe haven.
While the movie was action-packed with a great cast, it reminded me that there are still many people who are certain that Dec. 21, 2012 is supposed to be the day the world ends, all because the Mayan Calendar says so.
Two predictions were announced last year that the world was going to end; once on May 21, and another on Oct. 21. Both were inaccurate, of course, but it did get more than a few people riled up.
According to abc.com, though the Mayan Calendar ends on Dec. 21, 2012, it doesn’t mean that the world will be destroyed. The reporter for the article said according to Mayan scholar Sven Gronemeyer, it does not signify the end of humanity. What it really means is that it’s the end of an era.
And, according to the report, recent research shows that the mythical “end of days” could be off by 50 to 100 years.
Do people really think that anyone can predict the end of the world? I’m not a religious person, but even I know that no one knows the exact time or date that will happen.
But, according to Gronemeyer, “Human beings seem to be attracted by apocalyptic ideas and always assume the worst.”
Or maybe they just don’t have enough excitement in their lives.