***note*** I started writing this on May 21, 2011 (only wrote the first paragraph)
I came across it today and decided that it was worth finishing, enjoy :)
Haha where do these people come up with this stuff? Sure, sure, the bible and all, but I mean to really actually believe it, and put all your money and your life on hold waiting for some tragic end to humanity requires a special breed of gullibility. Perhaps they watched one to many disaster movies, or happened across the Zombie Apocalypse guide from the CDC (pure awesomeness right there), or maybe they just secretly want the world to end because the thought of living in heaven is much prettier than the messiness of everyday life. What ever the reason it seems that we as a global culture are obsessed with the demise of our own species. Every couple of years there is a new scare that threatens to bring the end of the world as we know it.
Remember Y2K? The Millennium bug,was supposed to shut off any system running on a computer, so that means utilities, banking, etc were all just going to stop at midnight on Jan 1, 2000 sending the world into a literal dark age again. Y2K is not nearly as unbelievable as the Rapture and perhaps it would have happened if governments around the world hadn't spent billions upgrading their computer systems. Or perhaps it was just another end of the world scare, either way, lots of people were terrified that this was truly going to end the modern world.
The next disaster that should be ending the world will be of course on December 21 2012 (12/21/12) at the supposed end of the Mayan calendar. Seriously, the Mayans were awesome and all, but I really don't understand how people can believe that the world is going to come to some crazy tragic end. I mean the Mayans lived thousands of years ago, yes they were great at astromomy and math (so are we today) but In order for them to acurately predict the end of the world they would have to be more like psychics and prophets than astronomers and mathematicians.
I think the bottom line it that it is fun to sometimes fantasize about the end of the world (hehe yes, even I have made a zombie contingency plan) plus there is no denying the fact that our doomsday fascination has made for countless hours of quality entertainment in movies and books. However, if you cross the line from using Armageddon as entertainment to believing that this will soon be the new reality then its time to go and get your head checked! :)