So, it is the end of the world today huh? I was just informed by an officemate yesterday, so I might as well die today if it is really true then. But no, I am still here, alive and typing! I guess the end of the world is postponed isn’t it? No, Mr. Google told me that today is the Judgement Day, the commencement of the end of the world and on October 31, 2011 is the actual closing stage. I think I am still given more than 5months to repent for my sins. I just hope it’s enough time to accommodate all my sins because as I see it, I should be given a year.
So out of interest, I surf the internet for further information on this very famous proclamation (and maybe additional tips on how will I survive just in case) to know who or what promoted this event. Then I found out that the major voice is a man named Harold Camping, an 89-year-old founder of a radio station in the US called Family Radio Worldwide and who is by the way, has total assets of $120m from the generous donations of his listeners. Considering this, I think I would like to copy his business style. I’ll make people finance a tabloid wherein I’ll announce that the aliens are coming and they’ll live with us after the end of the world – hopefully, desperate people would donate large amount of money for that cause. Probably that would make me rich, how do you see that?
There was also this 60year old man named Robert Fitzpatrick who spent his lifetime savings just to write and self-published a book called “The Doomsday Code” letting us know when the world would end and why. Now, I am a little afraid here. After Nostradamus, why are there more and more people declaring when will be the end of the world? I suppose that this people had a troubled childhood and that they never enjoyed life as much as we did. Maybe this people were either psychotic or they just wanted doomsday by bothering our life with some mathematical analyzation of the events in the Bible.
One more “numerological proofs” handed down by these so called end of the world experts is a verse from the Bible on Genesis 7:4, when God said to Noah: "Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." They recognize this verse as one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day." The flood occurred in 4990 BC. Seven thousand years later is 2011. If these were all true, then we should just rely on numerological orders to know who’s going to win the American Idol.
If Harold and Richard is just reading this blog, I would like to tell them that their so called “end of the world” fits only to them because they were just struggling, frustrated old men who will die sooner than us young bloods. And we are enjoying the life that God is giving us so we never wished it will end like today. Personally, I don’t like this world to end today because I still have plans of hitting the cinema later on and I don’t want to die trapped inside a very dark cold room with bunch of puffed corns and coke messing over my new hairdo.
Simply put, life could end any time as it could start any day. Let the world end, but don’t try to announce it - nobody has the right to. ONLY GOD KNOWS.