Sunday, October 11, 2009

Mayan Doomsday

With all the nonsense that continues to pour out between the film 2012 and all of the History Channel programs, one thing is clear:

The more we talk about it, the less likely it's going to occur.

I also know that all of the hubbub over December 21, 2012 would never have occurred if we truly had stuck to our Christian roots instead of buying every last pagan scenario - or worse - projected pieces of Christian theology onto pagan scenarios.

I am guessing some are going to be upset that I am not 'giving the Mayans their due' or 'respecting their thoughts'. They would be right, I am not. Frankly, I don't give a rat's ass about European interpretations of what could possibly happen in 2012 from a broken tablet of rock from an Indian tribe that faded away one-thousand years ago! See the disconnect? Too many things have to line up and square pegs have to fit into round holes. And yet, I get at least one question per week from students asking me if I believe that 2012 is the end or what we can do to prepare for the doomsday scenarios that Hollywood shoves down our throats.

If the supposedly professed Christians of the world were serious about their faith, then none of this stuff would bother them. Instead, all of this shows what materialistic quasi-pagans the so-called Christians of the (Western) world are. Obviously, they don't take the Lord's words seriously in any meaningful way - they believe some obscure broken tablet found in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico with more gusto than they do the promises of Christ. Strange people indeed.

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