Okay, so I typically do not get into the doomsday conspiracy conversations and I try to avoid religious conversations as I frequently have an issue with holding my tongue and do not like to offend anyone on that deep of a level. And let’s face it, this world today is easily offended no matter what it is we bring up so avoiding this is quite an accomplishment (patting myself on the back)
But, today’s daily prompt, planet, led me to this discussion so, if I offend anyone, you know who to blame (chuckle chuckle)!
So, reading the news this morning, I saw that David Meade, a doomsday conspiracist, has “rescheduled” the end of the world based on reworking his calculations that had led him to pinning the date of September 23, 2017. (You can read the article, here). The theory is that a tenth planet is set to collide with the earth and, based on the number 33 (found frequently in the Bible if you look for number patterns), the eclipse on August 21 had led him to September 23 (33 days later) but he had overlooked the number 40 which places the date at the beginning of October. Now, why the middle of October is not the cutoff for our existence rather than the beginning is left unclear in the article but perhaps this allows time for the theorists to wiggle in a new calculation by Halloween!
Okay, so, let me get this straight, the Bible did not specifically tell anyone when or how the world was going to end but left “clues” so that some mathematician (not minister) would locate the numbers game in the ancient text (that has been altered in translation) that would specifically outline the date of the end of the world?
I would like to propose a new theory. If you add one and one and then subtract the same, you will get the exact worth of the theories that claim divine guidance in predicting the end of the world! I am not an overtly religious fanatic but I was given a good foundation of the Bible throughout my youth in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia. I believe in the text, as it was written, and I believe that the interpretations are intended more individually that most people give God credit for being able to achieve. In other words, it is not a one-size-fits-all kinda content but the basic principles remain the same.
Moving on (aka holding my tongue), if Christ himself was unaware as to when the end of time would occur, then why is it that we live our lives looking for someone to give us this answer? Why is this David Meade in the news and gaining attention for his ability to continue to manipulate numbers (and people)?
There are conspiracies that are accurate. There are people in the governments and activists groups who are working together against the common good of others. Look into these. Find out what is happening that will affect your life on earth. Do what you can to make others’ lives better. Follow your religious beliefs. But do not be manipulated.
Life is short. We do not need a conspiracist to tell us that!