As 2012 comes to an end, some people who say they can foretell the future, are counting days for their prediction to come true. According to these soothsayers the world will come to an end this Friday - December 21, 2012.
In 2009, the American Sci-Fi film "2012" (Sony Pictures) showed us how our planet will come to a disastrous end in 2012. For a long time in India, a Hindu religious guru called Kalki Bhagavan has been proposing 2012 - which marks the end of the degenerate Kali Yuga - as the final year for the enlightenment of the human race. On his website, Vijay Kumar, who claims to be "The Man who Realized God in 1993" questions, "How does one claim that a majority of the world population will wipe out in 2012?" Time is ticking away at the "Golden Age 2012" web site that predicts December 21, 2012 as "the day that marks the official turn in the glorious Age of the Wheel of Creation."
So, Is our world coming to an end this Friday?
I would go with what NASA has to say about this 'hoax.' The NASA web site clearly states: "The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012."
What about planetary alignments and the wayward planet Nibiru? This is a hoax. Such stories claim that Nibiru is headed toward Earth and the catastrophe is predicted for December 2012 -- linked to the end of one of the cycles in the Mayan calendar at the winter solstice in 2012. Hence the predicted doomsday date of December 21, 2012. There are no planetary alignments in the next few decades and even if these alignments were to occur, their effects on the Earth would be negligible, reaffirms the NASA.
The ancient Hindu Kali Yuga calendar and Mayan calendar both started about the same time over 5,000 years ago, and both predict a rebirth of our planet at about the same time - about 5,000 years after the calendars started - which might be 2012. We might be living through some incredible changes for the earth this year, wrote researcher David Hedges on my blog in 2007. Read more
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