Friday, October 22, 2010

Evidence of 2012 Through Other Religions

We all know about the Mayan's prediction of "the end of the world" occurring on December 21, 2012, perhaps caused by large-scale natural disasters such as tsunamis or earthquakes, but were the Mayans the only ones to forsee such an event? Many other people have tried to predict the date when the world ends, but previous attempts have failed before. Histories of other major religions may provide insight on whether or not this really will happen. In Christianity, the Bible's Book of Revelation speaks of Armageddon, which is Hebrew for "mount of Megiddo." The city of Megiddo is located in Israel and many battles occurred here. Some think that Judgement Day will happen here and only "true believers" will survive Armageddon. Hinduism beliefs speak of Vishnu who will return in the "last cycle of time" and rids the world of evil forces. In Buddhism, this doomsday is referred to as Shambhala, during which evil will be suppressed by good. On the other hand, this event will restore the world instead of destroying it. Whether or not 2012 will happen or not, this day will definitely be remembered as a world-changing event.
http://www.history.com/topics/the-end-of-the-world
Taylor M., Period 3

6 comments:

danny.olker said...

I foundthis topic to be quite interesting. Though I do have to disagree that december 21, 2012 is not the end of the world but rather a day of celbration according to the Mayan customs and beliefs. Rather than worrying about this day we should be rejoicing.

Michelle said...

I like this article alot! i think sometimes the Mayan "end of the world" scenario has been engraved in our minds about this fallacy that we dont tend to open our minds to other's belief in the end of the world. I think the Armageddon from the Bible is a good example. We think that the Mayans were so out there and crazy to think that the world will end in 2012 but the evidence and belief in the Armageddon is a perfect example of how so-called sane Christians may believe in this Armageddon. It truly opens our eyes to the possibilites of different theories...

Rachel said...

Of course religions try to perdict the end of the world, but it really is impossible to tell. It's funny that all major religions predict that good will win over evil, though. I bet Dec 12 will come, and people will act just as freaked out as people did on New Year's Eve of 1999, because no one knew if computers would keep working.

Charisse said...

I think that it's so interesting that other religions also have their own views on how the world is going to end. It just goes to show that all religions have so many similarities while being so different at the same time. As for the end of the world, I think it's intriguing that religions predict this, as if knowing how much time is left will make a difference. Personally, I believe that it doesn't really matter when the world ends, if it does, then it does, you just got to be happy with the life your living. So 12/21/12, bring it on! :D

Alex said...

I remember hearing on discovery channel that decedents of mayans who live today do not believe that the world is coming to an end on 12/21/12, but rather see it as a time to restart. I think that it is the imagination of Hollywood directors that have spread the idea that December 21, 2012 is going to be the end of the world. In my opinion, I believe that on December 21, 2012 nothing out of the ordinary, other than winter break, will occur.

Alex said...

Sorry Mr. O'D the previous comment on what the mayan decedents believe about 2012 is by Alex Marazzi Pd. 3. I forgot to put my name.