Thursday, May 20, 2010

End of the world in 2012 - I doubt it

I recently read the book "Will the World end in 2012? by Raymond C. Hundley

For those who don’t like to read long books, this was a quick and easy read which was simple to put down and pick up again later without missing or forgetting anything.
The author analyzes ten of the most popular theories of major catastrophes predicted to occur in the year 2012. These include:

1. The Mayan factor
2. Solar storms
3. CERN and the large Hadron Collider
4. Predictions of Nostradamus
5. Reversal of the magnetic poles
6. Collision with Planet X
7. Earth’s alignment with the Galactic Plane
8. Eruption of the super volcano
9. The web bot project
10. Religious predictions of the end of the world

The beginning of the book recaps the move “2012” for those who may not have seen it. The author never chooses to share what his thoughts are about the end of the world, but simply states the popular theories and leaves it up to the reader to decide what to believe. In the final chapter the author does get into how to prepare for the end of the world and there is also a study guide in the back for individuals or groups. Overall it was a very interesting book and many of the theories I had never heard of before. The key to remember when reading the book is according to the bible “No man” knows the day or hour. I personally agree that there are many ways the world could end, and believe that it’s better to be prepared mentally and spiritually than to worry about when it will happen.