Back at the New Year, I did what a lot of people do, and I went to a party. At this party, I first was told of the apparently popular theory that the world is going to end in 2012, on December 21 to be exact. The fellow who was telling us this seemed quite confident that it was going to happen. Apparently it has something to do with the Mayan calendar.
Not everyone agrees with this theory, however. Yesterday, in the local daily paper, there was a full page advertisement saying that the end of the world was to be May 21. (That would be today, in case you weren’t paying attention.) Further research tells me that the time of this event will be at 6:00 pm, PST. While the exact nature of the 2012 end is a little vague, I gather that today is to be the long-awaited Judgment Day, where a process called the rapture will result in some people being taken to heaven and the rest of us sent straight to hell. Continue reading