Future End Of The World Predictions ~ Since It Didn't End On 12/21/2012
No One Seems To Be Able To Predict This ~
So, Now That The Big Day Has Passed ~ When Is The Next "End Of The World" Predicted?
I find it humorous that since I started looking into end of the world predictions, I have personally been through 60 (YES, that is sixty) end of the world predictions in my lifetime... and guess what? Not a single one actually happened. It makes me wonder why people keep on trying to predict "the end."
Since I was born in 1959, there have been 60 predictions of the end of the world. No wonder I've become just a little bit jaded and have developed a tendency not to believe any of these predictions.
This latest one, that the world would end on December 21, 2012 because the Mayan calendar ended on this date was just another notch on my lipstick case. OK, so I don't even WEAR lipstick, but nonetheless, it is just another example of flawed human beings trying to predict with some form of accuracy WHEN exactly the end of the world will be.
This most recent apocalyptic event was supposed to be due to an asteroid or another interplanetary object, or through an alien invasion. OK, so I live in the land of alien sightings here in Las Vegas, and I can attest to the fact that there were no such alien invasions that occurred here on December 21st.
Unless you count all the drunken bachelor and bachelorette parties going on down on the strip on this date. I have seen otherwise perfectly normal looking women become animals by carrying blow up dolls that look like men on their shoulders walking down Las Vegas Boulevard. But, I don't think that qualifies as an alien invasion. I've seen what looks like a perfectly normal looking man walking out of a hotel wearing a spiderman tutu, no doubt spurred on by his buddies during his bachelor party. That wasn't due to an alien invasion either.
I did learn something interesting when I was researching for this, trying to find out about past end of the world predictions. Did you know that the crimes committed by Charles Manson and his group, the Tate-LaBianca murders, were actually tied to an end of the world prediction? They were. He believed that the end of the world would begin with some kind of race war that would be apocalyptic. He decided that they, Manson and his group, were going to start that race war with those murders... what they did was partially an effort to begin the end of the world - a good example of the sick, twisted, warped mind of a serial killer.
In fact, in my research for this, I found that predictions have been made about the end of the world as far back as 600 BC. There have literally been hundreds of predictions made and not a single one of them has happened - yet.
Next End Of The World Is Between 2018 And 2028
What makes people want to try to predict the end with any type of accuracy? And what makes them decide that certain events will occur that will bring about the end of the world? All I know is that the next end of the world is predicted between the years 2018 and 2028, by a man named F. Kenton Beshore. It seems that he is basing his prediction on one that was made previously back in 1988.
In 1988, Hal Lindsey predicted that Jesus would come back for his loyal followers within a "biblical generation" of when Israel was founded. Most of us have heard about the rapture, this is something similar in which Jesus is believed to be coming back. When Lindsey made his prediction, however, he used a guideline of about 40 years as a "biblical generation."
It seems that Mr. Beshore disagreed with Lindsey and felt that a real biblical generation was more like 70 to 80 years. That would make this new date for the end of the world fall sometime between 2018 and 2028. Now, that's a pretty big gap for predicting the end of the world, I mean, ten years? Really?
Oh Wait ~ No, It's Going To End Between 2020 And 2037
In another very stretched out prediction, a woman named Jeane Dixon predicted that the world will really end (for REAL this time) between 2020 and 2037. OK, so now we have a 17 year period of time to sweat out the end of the world. As a side note, this same person, Jeane Dixon, previously predicted that the world would end when I was only a little over two years old, on February 4, 1962. Nope, the world didn't end then either.
Ms. Dixon's claim is that this new period of time would be when the biblical version of Armageddon occurs. She predicted that Jesus would come back at some point to fight the antichrist, a false prophet and Satan himself, sometimes referred to as the unholy trinity.
Looks Like It Might End In 2129 ~
A theologian who also happens to be a Sunni Muslim, a person named Said Nursi, predicted that the end of the world would take place in the year 2129. It seems that he wrote a body of work that was over 6,000 pages long in which he detailed that the real expected end of the world is in the year 2129.
Good news, though, I sure won't be alive any more for that one (OK, so maybe that's not such great news). Even my grandchildren probably won't be around for that particular end of the world, unless they are lucky (or unlucky?) enough to live to the age of 122 years old.
After these predictions, there are a couple more, one in the year 2240 and another in the year 2280 that could happen... there's a possibility - about as much of a possibility as there ever has been, which is not very much.
The Big Rip ~ Yep, This Really Could Be IT ~
Oh, and in case anyone is interested, there is a funny end of the world coming up in 22,000,000,000 (yes, that is THREE sets of zeros). That's 22 BILLION years from now. This one is going to be known as "The Big Rip." My first thought was BIG WHOOP! This one predicts that the entire world will be ripped apart due to it's constant expansion. I guess "we" ... or rather the planet earth...will get too big for our britches?
In the famous words of Mr. George Jetson of the 1960's era animated cartoon series "Jetson's" ... JANE, STOP THIS CRAZY THING!!!!
Stop the world, I think I wanna get off. I just hope I make it through a few more years here until the real end of the world happens, I have too much STUFF left to do, and besides, I'm not even done with my bucket list yet! I still need to go pillaging and plundering with Jack Sparrow, for goodness sakes. Kinda makes you want to know what is on the REST of my bucket list, doesn't it? I'm not telling!