ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Christmas 2012

Updated on October 30, 2009

The Best Christmas is coming fast!

And we'll still be here on January 1, 2013. Count on it. (Oops, I'm predicting!)
And we'll still be here on January 1, 2013. Count on it. (Oops, I'm predicting!)

The Best Christmas Ever!

I am looking forward to December 22, 2012. Why? Because all the crap about the world coming to an end on December 21 will finally be over. It’s false anyway, but then, all you scaremongers and worrymongers will simply have to shut up.

Anyone who actually believes that the Mayans or the Aztecs or the Hindus or the Egyptians actually predicted the end of the world thousands of years ago has a loose screw. The only wise ones among them are the ones who wrote the best selling books on the subject. If they play their cards right, they will have a nice nest egg to celebrate Christmas 2012.

Time to wake up to the fact that no one can predict the future. Why? Because it does not exist. There is only and always the present moment. And nothing is inevitable except your own death. Of that you can (probably) be certain.

And you can’t really use the birth of Jesus to determine all this nonsense. There’s no actual proof he ever existed, let alone being born in the year One. Besides, if he actually existed, he was born around 4-6 BC. The guy who set up our Gregorian calendar messed up on the years and eventually admitted it. So, considering that, from the time of Jesus’ birth to today is already 2013 years at least. Oh well. Back to the drawing board, futurists. The year has come and gone; we’re still here. Only a complete idiot would continue to prophesy the end of the world. But you're no idiot, right? I didn't think so.

Welcome to sanity.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      There's also the possibility of giving humans the benefit of the doubt. So many philosophies and metaphysical theories have floated around for so many centuries that obtaining to any kind of real truth remains elusive. So, for this discussion, we could allow Occam's Razor to play a role. OR says in essence that the simplest solution or explanation is often right--not always, but most of the time. With that in mind, let's say that ego is actually a necessary function and it even plays a major part in determining our spiritual quest. Let's say that fear is a dominant force because it is a survival mechanism. Put them together and you have the simple explanation which says we must move through the world with some caution because too many possible dangers exist. And, as has been proven, most religious approaches can be both helpful and damaging at the same time. Best to use some reason and rationale when exploring.

      To make it all very simple, we are egotistical because we are fearful and we are fearful because we want to survive. That's the way Nature created us. And, in spite of all the chaos and destruction, we have managed to survive for many, many centuries. I personally appreciate our spunk!

      Blessings...

    • TheAllSeeingEye profile image

      TheAllSeeingEye 

      8 years ago from England.

      You are right about the Gregorian calender and I would like to mention to that the mechanical clock was also introduced into this world by the Catholic priests. Nothing is in line with the microcosm (body) and macrocosm (universe) because time as you say really doesn't exist, only the NOW exists.

      Fear is the dominant force in this world because we live in a godless fashion. We are not in tune with the universe or body presence, omnipresence and we live in the flesh, external awareness. Another way of putting this across Richard is that we are looking away from our eternal source, our soul, that small part of the whole. We let outside matters take control of our reality and we are slaves of our own minds or rather slaves of the forces that control us.

      Time, religion and money are an illusion that separates us from knowing our true essence. This is the fall of man, where man has descended into egotism and fleshly matters, pushing their true connection with source or god behind them.

    • RichardSpeaks profile imageAUTHOR

      Richard Kent Matthews 

      8 years ago from Portland, OR Metro Area

      Ah, not so. The world is never the same from one day to the next. And that is the nature of things. Change is the only constant. As you read this, you are changing--physically, emotionally, spiritually. It's a good thing, too. That which does not change, dies.

      But you're right. The world will not end in 2012. Even if it did, we wouldn't be around the argue the point anyway, right?

    • profile image

      willaming fakel 

      8 years ago

      The world won't end!!!!!!!!!!! the world will be the same old world as it is now!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)