2012 is a leap year which took its start on Sunday according to the Gregorian or Western calender. The closer the 21st of December 2012 gets the more people start worrying. This date was supposed to be the end of the world by the ancient Maya tribes. However nobody knows for sure how will all that story end. Maybe there still would happen a great disaster that may make the humankind vanish.
In fact no one is able to exclude this possibility. The scientists have predicted the possible variants of the situation development but none of them dares to state that one of them would implement itself in a certain time. By the way, it is an interesting fact that none of the prophets has mentioned the collapse of the universe. Any prediction tells about the change of the epochs but not about the end of all ends. Of course that transition won’t be an easy one. Moreover it is likely to be quite painful. But when did the crucial life alternations were that simple? Every adult person has probably lived through a divorce, loss of working position, death or serious illness of the friends or relatives. All these sorrowful events may be considered to be the minor personal apocalypses. But as they say the things that don’t kill us make us stronger.
The threat of approaching apocalypse was existing in all the ages and from time to time it regains its power again. But in the earlier ages mass media weren’t quite developed as today. Nowadays the threats are broadcast be television and radio, printed in the numerous newspapers and magazines and the frightening videos are uploaded and downloaded via the internet. In such periods of mass worries a large amount of the new prophets appear. One of them, the American pastor Harold Camping declared the end of the world to happen in May of 2011. When noting happened he chose another date that year. It may sound surprising but another mishit didn’t embarrass the prophet and he declared the new end of the world.
The modern human becomes aware of the fact how fragile our world is and how easy it is to destroy the vulnerable environment. The greatest achievements and innovations of the humankind can’t protect the civilization from the inevitable and frightening final. Apostle Paul speaks with us via the pages of the holy Bible:” Not all of us will die, but all of us will be changed “. That is the core of the secret. Everyone just wants to live no matter in what form.