Sorry for the long delays between posts.
I’m a good procrastinator.
Apparently, it’s become 2012.
Apparently, the world will end on December 21st of this year.
Which, IMNSHO (In My Not-So-Humble Opinion,) is pretty absurd.
Because there are several problems to having an exact date or time to an apocalypse or, for that matter, pretty much any global event.
Living in more than one country kinda makes you realize that dates can be different at the same time across the globe.
For example, at the current time, it’s about 4 PM in Japan on the 2nd of January. In San Francisco, it’s 11 PM on the 1st of January. In SF, people are still recovering from their hangovers of the previous night’s partying. Here, in Japan, people are gearing up for work tomorrow.
No place in the world will have the same date at the same time.
So, there can be no exact date or time UNLESS a time zone is specified. Though still not believable, if the apocalypse were set to December 21st, 2012, at 12 PM GMT/UTC, the “apocalypse” would become plausible.
Still, since the Bible mentions multiple times (Mark 24:36, Acts 1:7, and more) that ‘no one knows the exact date’, I won’t believe any claims of people knowing the date or time of the end of the earth.
And since this blog post on http://www.patheos.com/ thinks that I have a weak argument, let me ramble on.
Revelation is a pretty interesting book. It’s
pretty very insane and everything inside makes you think “WTF!?” I encourage you to read it through once.
You think we’re in a pretty bad situation economically and/or have lots of natural disasters (Japan just had another M7.0 earthquake the other day. Don’t worry, as far as I know, only one person was hurt and that person tripped and dislocated a shoulder.)
According to Revelation, things are going to get a lot harder when the end of the world (as we know it) is near.
I’m not looking forward to the bad things, but what needs to happen has to happen. And until then, I won’t be scared by any apocalyptic claims.
Oh, and Harold Camping, you’re one of the reasons a lot of people think that Christians are douches. Thanks for all you’ve done to (further) ruin our reputation.