Despite the uproar the end of the world are nothing new and have been going of for centuries.
The Hindus believe that the end of the world is merely part of the eternal cycle of creation, sustenance and death/destruction. When one world ends another will be created in its place. This may be why in the east few people are concerned about the end of time since they believe it is only part of the cycle of eternity.
He once remarked during the beheading of one of his alleged enemies, “I wish all Rome had just one neck!”
Needless to say for many in the Empire, the end of the world for them depended on what type of mood Caligula was in that day.
Despite a valiant battle the world ends and the gods go down fighting. Sounds like so many super hero movies that have come out in recent years. Very Viking, but so far no sightings of Frost Giants have been reported. “Phew!”
Although it did launch Orson Welles’ career into warp drive!
This fear was the result of people uniformed about the Mayan Calendar which was based on a 5,000 year cycle. December 21, 2012 was the roll over to a new cycle. Not unlike your car’s odometer rolling over. It doesn’t mean the end or your car–much less the world.
The cure for fear is knowledge, facing the facts and a good sense of humor. Speaking of which, Cheech and Chong may have said it best:
“The world’s gonna end but I don’t even care! As long as I get to keep my limo and my orange hair!”
See you on September 24th!