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The Apocalypse is coming!

16 March 2013

The Apocalpyse is coming! The Apocalypse is coming!

Web sites like this one have been proclaiming it, with “Apocalypse” spelt with a capital letter, of course.

The 2012 Apocalypse is predicted by an intersection of Religions, Science, and Prophesies. Many Great Prophets, Religious Scriptures, and Scientific evidence point to a possible apocalyptic event happening in the year 2012.

We will explore the 2012 Apocalypse theories and predictions of who or what group may behind the inner workings of The war to end all wars? What acts of nature may cause the apocalypse 2012? What are the warning signs?

What do they think “apocalypse” means?

RedHorse1In English, The Apocalypse with a capital A is the title of the last book of the Christian Bible, also sometimes translated as “The Revelation”. That is, it is something that is revealed, uncovered, discovered.

The ikon on the right refers to one particular passage from the Apocalypse, and there is a blog, Red Horse Down, that quotes that passage thus:

“He opened the second seal…another horse, fiery red, went out… it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another….” (Rev. 6:3) The “next big thing” in the news may well be war with Iran. Few want it, many warn against it and many more will suffer if it comes to pass. How can we forestall it? … “War is the unfolding of miscalculations.” (Barbara Tuchman)

“Unfolding” is another synonym for “apocalypse”, because when you unfold something you reveal what has been hidden.

What the Great Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 revealed, discovered, unfolded or made known was the endless gullibility of the human race.

redhorse2Sometimes the idea lends itself to satire, as in this image. I’m not sure who the figure riding the horse is meant to represent, or even if it is anyone specific, but probably any of the warmongers of the last couple of decades would fit the bill, and there have been plenty of them.

Sometimes what has been revealed is a series of miscalculations. But sometimes it is stupidity or just plain malice.

It seems that the word “apocalypse” has a fascination for movie makers, and there have been dozens of films with the word “apocalypse” in their titles, from Apocalypse Now to Zombie Apocalypse. If that isn’t enough, there are also Cannibal Apocalypse, Meteor Apocalypse and, just when you thought it was safe to recharge your cell phone, Android Apocalypse. You are about to receive a very revealing phone call.

So when people speak of “apocalypse” nowadays, one can never be sure what they have in mind, but their conceptions have probably been shaped by film makers. I haven’t seen any of those films; perhaps I ought to, to discover what “apocalypse” means.

In the mean time, The Apocalypse is lurking there at the back of the Bible, waiting, waiting, waiting…







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