Saturday, February 27, 2010

Why the 2012 Theory is a Hoax

Saturday, February 27, 2010

So you must have heard the widespread rumours that have been making its rounds in recent times that on precisely the 21st of December 2012, the world shall see its end. Some call it the apocalypse, while others call it doomsday. I call it bullshit.

You tell me – How on Earth is it possible for somebody, or even a community for that matter, to pinpoint the exact date, month and year, all in one, of the expiration date of the world. Disbelieving is the one word that I can come up with to describe this.

Theorists fuel their claim from two separate sources. The first one is based on the ancient Mayan calendar, which mysteriously comes to an abrupt end on the date stated above. The next claim is based on the controversial, grossly exaggerated prophecy of Nostradamus, a 16th century philosopher.

This rumourised theory has been gaining steam rapidly so much so it has become a part of pop culture. A plethora of books – fiction and non-fiction – have been written on this specific topic. Never ending debates have been raging since God knows when. And the best of it all, a movie has been created in its ‘honour’.

Now, to articulate my point of view, here are the reasons as to why the 2012 end-of-the-world theory is nothing but a hoax.

Mesoamerican Calendar

This calendar stipulates that its present cycle will conclude in December 2012. However, that doesn’t mean that the world would essentially come to an end as the cycle will restart once again. Although many scholars believed in the theory at first, but in-depth studies have led to suggest that there is no reason whatsoever to believe in it, and so this is now a non-valid reason to support the 2012 theory.

Nostradamus’s Predictions

Nostradamus was a 16th century philosopher who has written a collection of prophecies that have gained worldwide reception. However, his prophecies, written in rhyming quatrains, are very vague. People say that he predicted the 9/11 attacks, but in real truth, there isn’t proof to suggest that any of his prophecies have come true. If so, the 2012 prophecy might just have been an over-hyped thing, nothing more.

Planetary Collision

It is not quite possible that the world would end in such a way, not on the 21st of December 2012 at least. That is because if there was to be an inter-planetary or asteroid collision, scientists would have already alerted us as they keep track of all this objects in outer space. That is because by using their deep space probing devices, they are able to calculate the trajectories of planets and asteroids.


For all that we know, the greatness of God is infinite. It is beyond comprehendation. Therefore, God works in ways we humans know not of. When will we die? When will our dreams be realised? These are but a few questions that we have no answer to. Likewise, only God knows the answer to the question: When will the world end? Conclusively speaking, it’s simply absurd for one to claim to know when the world will end.

In short, I would just like to say that it is very foolish for someone to be a believer of the 2012 doomsday theory based on a couple of quarter-baked ideologies. Yes, the world will someday come to an end, but that is the prerogative of the Almighty himself.

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