Welcome to the APWH blog for Mr. O'Donnell's Rocklin High classes for the 2009-2010 school year.
What is required of students is to create at least ONE post this year and to make TWO comments on mine or another students posting.
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.
Taylor M., Period 3