2012: Legitimate or just plain nonsense?

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Los Angeles is ripped apart in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "2012." (Columbia Pictures)

This week’s edition of In Theory poses a “very serious” question that you can take with a grain of salt or completely be freaked out about: THE END OF THE WORLD.

For those who believe the end of the world is hither, now is the time to prepare by building bomb shelters and repenting for your sins. I mean, the end of the world is a little more than 1,100 days away.

However, here is a sample of what our In Theory panel has to say about this, before you begin building that underground shelter:

Kimberlie Zakarian: “Believers and non-believers alike may have certain opinions about the end of the world — and how it will present itself. We have many illustrations in the Holy Bible that give pictures of what that may look like. But as far as the Mayan calendar and other types of prophecies, they have come and gone in history. I prefer to go straight to God’s word when contemplating such events.”

Amy Pringle: I think that our timeless fascination with the end of time is really just our fear of death, and awareness of the transitory fragility of life, writ large. The terrifying truth is that the end of life could come any time, for any one of us.

Jeri Linn: “Think of the Mayan calendar representing a cycle of growth or understanding, in consciousness. Instead of a literal “end of time,” it means that the human race will evolve in a much higher vibration, ready to begin a new cycle of life expression.”

Bryan Griem: “Whether the final event is the sudden Parousia (Second Coming), or comes with preliminary prophetic plights, the Bible doesn’t pinpoint dates. It only says there will be an end, and we must be faithful until then. God’s people then inherit heaven, and the atheists and evil-doers are banished to a hellish, godless eternity (whatever that’s like).”

For more responses, read this weekend’s editions of the La Cañada Valley Sun, Glendale News-Press and Burbank Leader.

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Written by Michael J. Arvizu

November 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Posted in Religion

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