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January 05, 2012

That's a relief

Bolon_Yokte.jpgFor all those people worried about the Mayan prediction that this will be the last year before the world is destroyed on December 21, it appears that a new reading of the Mayan calendar says that it did not predict that the world will end in 2012. It only predicted the return of the god Bolon Yokte, shown on the right.

So who is this Bolon Yokte? And does he/she come in peace or to smite us in the ways that gods seem to enjoy? The image suggests someone with a fierce attitude, which does not look promising. Some have suggested that he is in fact Jesus, but that seems a bit much. The concept of the trinity is mind-boggling enough without adding a fourth incarnation. As they say when it comes to gods, three's company, but four's a crowd.

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Well, that's a relief! Just for fun, I was reading some 2012 apocalypse sites, and one that I read extensively had a lot of links to Wikipedia. I followed some of the links, and often the information on Wikipedia directly contradicted the info on the apocalypse site! An example was the asteroid Eros, which the site said would pass "perilously close" to the Earth on Jan. 31 and potentially impact it. Wikipedia says it will get a mere 70 times the distance between the Earth and Moon. I guess the doomsayers haven't followed their own links.

Posted by Scott on January 6, 2012 10:20 AM

It entertains me how serious people across the World take this and seem to be convinced that the World may in fact end!

Posted by Mike on January 9, 2012 04:59 AM