Came across the article “End-of-Days Danger” in Scientific American today (thanks to a WSJ link) in which politically active physicist Lawrence M. Krauss essentially beats up on Mrs. Sarah Palin for one of her tweets during the much publicized Copenhagen conference back in December. (Yes, I did say “Scientific American.” Yes, that magazine used to be about science. No, I’m not quite sure if it is any longer based on Dr. Krauss’s political piece.)
But what really caught my attention was how he used 2012-hysteria as his lead-in hook:
“I don’t know how many e-mails I have received from children who are terrified that 2012 will somehow involve the end of life as we know it, all because of an unfounded fringe religious prophecy that has received mass-market exposure with the release of a recent Hollywood movie. I have tried to reassure those children (and not a few adults) that this date represents nothing more cosmically special than the year of the next presidential election.”
And, ignoring the air of “political rant” in his article — and his odd-but-not-surprising reference to 2012-hysteria as a “religious prophecy” as it is pushed most forcefully and successfully by the irreligious — he is essentially correct about that date in December 2012: There truly is nothing especially cosmically significant about it.
Interested in more? Glad to hear it! Check out our television special about the topic, now available online: “2012, Bible Prophecy and You!” If you want to know the truth behind the 2012 hype and truly prophetic events ahead, the only book you need is probably already in your house waiting to have the dust blown off of it. Watch the show and see.
(Actually, we have a few different resources concerning understanding the 2012 hysteria and, more importantly, what the Bible says is in store. Go to the search box atop the Tomorrow’s World webpage and type in “2012” to see what comes up! Also, we have a brand new DVD on the matter, “2012: Mystery and Truth” that can be requested for free — simply use the online contact form on the webpage to request your copy.)