OK, so my newest book just hit the stores and people are going crazy trying to predict whether or not the world will end in 2012. My book is titled "2013- End of Days or A New Beginning, Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012" and is published by New Page Books. The book discusses ALL of the prophecies, predictions and possibilities surrounding that enigmatic year, 2012, when the Mayan Long Count calendar comes to a halt on the winter solstice, December 21st at approximately 11:11pm.
Some people, the Mayans included, believed this to be the end of our world as we know it, and the birth of a whole new world of transformed consciousness and higher evolutionary awareness. Others, most notably the Western religious adherents, think we are going to crash and burn in hell, except for those lucky 144,000 who will be raptured into the clouds.
My question is, why would ANYBODY anticipate with delight the downfall and demise of humanity? People who claim to love God, to believe in the peace-oriented teachings of Christ, and to "turn the other cheek," simply salivate at the thought of eternal damnation and judgment day for all us sinners.
The only thing I can think of is this. If your life NOW sucks, you want it to end not just for yourself, but for everyone because who wants to face the truth that others might actually possess a happiness that seems to elude us...My book explores the REAL threats we face over the next few years - climate change, disease, aging, obesity, poverty, water shortages, natural disaster threats, lack of government preparedness, and a whole lot of good stuff we face, too. Like medical miracles, biotechnology, computers that move at the speed of light...
But still, many will be clamoring for death and destruction on the eve of December 21, 2012...Me? I'll be watching with some amusement, as I did on the night before Y2K, certain that on the first morning of 2013, I will wake up, make coffee and go about my business as usual.