The 2012 Conspiracy Essay

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History has come around with numerous prophecies about Apocalypse which contradicts each other, but recent years a new day has been set for the end of the world, December 21, 2012. The irony is that the date associated with the end of the world is constructed on the premise that history is cyclical and not linear. Predicting the Day of Judgment is a cultural phenomenon that speculates cataclysmic and apocalyptic events that will occur. This idea has been disseminated in countless books, websites, and documentaries. The forecast that the world will end in 2012 is based on the fact that the Mayan culture long-term calendar, which ends in 5125 and corresponds with our calendar’s date of December 21, 2012, warns of disasters that will end the …show more content…
Modern followers of the Mayan culture do not believe that the date is significant and classical sources on the topic are scarce and contradictory, suggesting that there was no collusion between the end of the world and the end of Mayan calendar. Moreover, astronomers and other scientists have rejected the apocalypse prediction considering it invalid. They say that the anticipated events are contradicted by simple astronomical observation. None of the alignments and the proposed formulas has been accepted by main stream science. However, despite all of the arguments that scientists have, the number of people who believe in the 2012 apocalypse grows every day. The universe does not have as many atoms as the number of apocalyptic prophecies that have been made since the beginning of human history. The first recorded prediction of the end of the world was made in 2800 BC by some clairvoyant priest (Daily, July 2008). Additionally, the followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses cult have expected the big Apocalypse for some time. According to the religious advisers of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1914, 1916, 1918, 1920, 1925, 1941, 1975, and 1994 were years in which they were expecting the apocalypse (Daily, July 2008). This shows a high proclivity to embrace the idea of the end, despite repeated errors. In 1981, Charles Berlitz published a book entitled suggestively Dhoomsday – 1999, in which he alerted,

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