2012 Apocalypse Finds Solace and Capitalism for Some
For those who are spiritual as well as those who are not there is a joint belief that the apocalypse is definitely on the horizon. Aside from the theories on how and when mankind will meet its demise, what are now and what will be the concerns of people when that time comes? Will there be preparation? Do people think they can avoid it altogether just by having mass amounts of money and supplies?
An unusually long string of natural disasters that are lasting longer and are more epic in size have people thinking and feeling for once. Fear, wonder, curiosity and amazement are just to name a few of the reactions that people seem to have. It has also contributed to an upsurge in church attendance over the last four years. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Irene, the multiple earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, terrorist acts, increased violence; these no doubt have inspired many to find something to believe in, something to justify whatever faith they have if they have any left.
The most famous predictions have been made by Christian radio personality, Harold Camping. He is also famous for applying numerology to scripture in the Bible. Camping had originally predicted the failed doomsday dates May 21, 1988 and September 7, 1994. More recently Camping was responsible for the prediction of this year’s doomsday which was to begin on May 21, 2011 and culminate on October 21, 2011. This caused quite a panic amongst pockets of people from all over the world. There were reports of people who ran up their credit cards, went on shopping sprees and spent their entire life savings. In this case the reaction was to immerse one’s self in a pool of materialism and greed as their last go ‘round. Others stood on rooftops to wait for what they felt would be their afterlives. In a few rare instances, there are some who feel this is their afterlife. Not much of a difference from the first life if that is the case.Continued on the next page