End of the world? Yeah right

Mass hysteria, new religions, blockbuster films, scientific explorations, studies of ancient cultures and lost studies – all centre around the Mayan Prophecy of the ending of the world on December 21, 2012. Trash I say! Why is it that someone always wants to give the world an expiry date? And why is it that scores of people take it as the gospel is and go preaching it? Boy, what would I give to look into the face of someone who believes the Mayan prophecy when they realise the world is still spinning the next day.

While there may be one of two around, I have never come across any Guyanese living in Guyana who believes in the prophecy (smart nation we are) but it baffles me when I turn on the television, switch to the History Channel and see ‘Doomsday Preppers’ – people who are preparing themselves for the end of the world and will put themselves in expense to avoid an apocalypse.

I can assure you people, the world will not end. Here is my take on it, and this is what I learnt as a child in high school Caribbean History class: The Mayans had two …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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