Jan 11, 2009

2012 and Pittsburgh's goin to the sup-er bowl!

Well, really, let's start with the important item:

Pittsburgh's goin to the sup-er bowl! Yeah, I'm a week early to be making that claim, but that's okay. Here we go Steelers, Here we go!!

Have you heard about the impending doom coming at us in 2012? yeah, you see, evidently, there is some kind of planetary alignment such that the earth, sun and center of the milky way galaxy are all lined up. There is some talk that there will be a much larger alignment as well. All of this is supposed to take place on December 21, 2012. what does it mean for the earth? well, if you believe some of the doomsday people out there, it means the end of the world as we know it.

what's funny to me is that these same people say WE humans can actually do something about it. You know, if we clean up the air, cut down on ozone-depletion activities, eat more porridge, whatever, then we can actually affect the outcome. Yeah, whatever. Look, if the world is coming to an end in 2012, then it's coming to an end. If it isn't going to end, then it won't. seems pretty easy to me.

Do a google search on "2012" and you will find all kinds of goofballs out there, including those that say it has to be true because Nostradamus predicted it. Look, some say he predicted Hitler's rise and fall. The catch is that apparently, Nostradamus called him "Hisler" instead of Hitler. sorry, in my book, that's a miss. If I play the lottery, I predict which numbers will hit. If I am wrong by one little number, I'm wrong, and I lose. Same thing here. You are either right or wrong. There is no 'close' in prophesy nor in lottery. Don't believe me? Just try claiming your 154 million bucks with a losing ticket.

what about the Mayan calendar? it ends on Dec 21, 2012. Okay, when was that calendar devised? Look, our brilliant minds couldn't even make computers roll over to the year 2000 without serious updates and upgrades, so my guess is they figured we would be smart enough to figure out the calendar by the time 2012 rolled around.

What about the Bible? You can line up whatever crazy cutouts you want to that make the bible say thing that are 'hidden' in the text, but no where does it say 'December 21, 2012 is the end, folks. thanks for playing.'

As i have said many times before, the earth (and universe and, if you are a believer, God) will do whatever is going to happen with or without our involvement. Do I think we influence things on earth? Of course. If we just throw our trash on the streets, people get sick. We've seen it, we learned from it. Can we alter the alignment of planets, or will we be destroyed because we used too much hair spray in the 80's? I seriously doubt.

what about wars, famine, etc etc? Yeap, we've seen wars since.. umm... well, basically since time began. same is true of any other 'bad' thing going around. so long as there are people on earth, and so long as the whole anti-Christ thing hasn't started yet, then there will be wars, famine, baldness, fat people, skinny people, whatever. It's called being human living on earth. it's funny that some of the 'smartest' people in the world have yet to figure this out.

Honestly, I don't think anything other than perhaps a neat sky show will happen on dec 21, 2012. And, really, I don't think we'll see anything without a telescope anyway. If I'm wrong, feel free to come by and tell me so after the fact. I'm a big boy, i live on earth. i can take it.

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