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.....only time will tell the eventual truth
on June 8, 2009
While there is a great deal of anticipation for the coming of 2012, this is not the first time in recent history we have been lead to believe that massive change was coming to the planet Earth. Because of the apocalyptic teachings of the Christian religion, the US is more open to such concepts than the rest of the world. Y2K, Hale-Bopp comet, G. Bush's Armegeddon are but a few of the most recent 'predictions'.
While only time will tell what, if anything, will occur on 12/21/12, the focus of this book is rather unsettling. Concepts such as life existing on Mars and the moon, a secret government consisting of 2K people running the world since its inception, a 'dark force' that works against the will of the people, secret cameras and weapons presently in earth's orbit, the media as being nothing more than apologists for this 'secret' government, the beaurocratic aim of a one world government and a massive movement to take away citizens' guns all seemed a little too familiar to me as I read through the text. Aren't these the same paranoid and paralyzing concepts that are being promoted by the radical right, the survivalists and the fundamentalists? Aren't these the same inane thoughts and teachings of people like James Jones? And, finally, why must we continue to imagine the worst of all possible scenarios when it comes to the world around us? Would it not be better if we stopped making up "us" versus "them" scenarios and simply attempted to be our 'brother's keeper'?
Some catastrophe and/or revelation will occur to the planet we live on in the near or distant future. Cosmic history has proven this to us in spite of our massive denial to this reality. Will a single psychic or a group of supposed channeled subjects be able to make a prediction of when this will occur? From the track record that exists behind us, probably not. We, as pilgrims moving towards whom we perceive God to be should spend our energies growing into all that we are capable of being and spend little, if any, time focusing on a future that probably will not occur in the manner that we wish to. The prediction of future events has always been an alluring subject to dabble in from time to time. Let it not become the thrust of your everyday life or else you will miss the wonder that each day presents to you. By doing this if the Earth actually does terminate during your lifetime, you will not have wasted most of your wakened time analyzing unlikely comic book-type scenarios. Nor will you have had to sort out the jumblings of your mind and had to decide whether the thoughts found therein actually came from your consciousness or some inter-stellar source.