Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The end of the world is near

It has been in the news that the date when the world according to Mayan predictions will end is near. Hold the press.. the calculations are probably off by some sixty days.

Well, we have seen that before. More then once in my lifetime; the most memorable last day of the world was predicted by Jehovah's witnesses. Obviously they are still around so "obviously" faith does not rely on facts or truth.

There are many gullible people who believe anything when something is brought to them in a convincing manner. Perpetuating a myth is in the interest of those who benefit from that myth. It would be good when past predictions were used to evaluate present facts, when promises made in the past were reconciled with what actually happened.

NB for a true believer it is most profitable to believe in Santa.

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