It’s December 20, 2012, and regarding the Mayan calendar Doomsday date tomorrow, the Los Angeles Times reports the following:
NASA says, “the world will not end in 2012.”
“Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012,” the [NASA] website says.
The Griffith Observatory [in Los Angeles] will also be trying to debunk doomsday predictions. It announced plans to stay open late Friday evening — until one minute past midnight — to “demonstrate that claims regarding the Maya calendar, planetary alignments, rogue planets, galactic beams, and other related phenomena have no basis in fact.”
Here’s the NASA website that answers your questions about the end of the world.
My theory: people focus on such “end times” dramas as a way of distracting themselves from their messed up lives. The trouble is, once this or that doomsday or economic calamity prophecy has gone unfulfilled, you’ve got to go back to the humdrum figuring out of your life’s direction.
That’s the problem.