This is a literary piece I’ve written 8 years ago, I guess. I was supposed to submit it for our campus magazine but I wasn’t able to submit it on time. I still believe it’s one of the best one I’ve written so far. The researches I went through to have this in writing is insane! I hope you could spare some time to read it. And I’d appreciate it if you leave some comments to criticize my writing.
December 21, 2012 …
The mere thought of this date is enough to send a surge of horror to most people’s spine and to keep their neck’s hair stand on its end… For hundreds of millennia, people have dwelled in this planet far too much and far too long, indeed: but being the generation to witness the rumored doomsday can undeniably trigger mass panic and chaos on a global scale.
We are on the epoch wherein one doesn’t have to be vigilant to be able to feel the world’s degeneration and deterioration. By simply keeping our eyes open, we could see the slow destruction on this world we dwell in. The disasters are alarmingly everywhere. Storms seem to be shot from nowhere hitting almost every country it can manage, floods visit around more often than cops do, earthquakes see to it they’d always bring definite topsy-turvy, hurricanes blow away structures without limit and also blow away mankind’s sanity, snow falling in the summer capital of the world—Hawaii, gigantic icebergs melting like a stub of wax candle at an incredible level, and many more calamities that wasn’t usual before. It isn’t just like that, global economic and social collapse is also being experienced and wars keep on spreading like a pandemic flu. Everything is really getting out of control… Really!
In search for answers to satisfy my queries, I stumbled into a bible… stated on Matthew 24 are the devastating events that mankind should be prepared for—the global cataclysm and anarchy: the earthquakes, famines, wars, pestilences… all are somewhat closely related to what’s happening lately. Could it be possible that it signifies the edge of the doom? Are we really close enough?
No wonder that the year 2012 has taken the spotlight already even in music and movie industry. 2012, Deep Impact, Armageddon, and Knowing are also movies pertaining to the end of the world. These movies might be preparing us for what is to come. Different interpretations, stories, myths, predictions, beliefs and theories are brought out making it more winding and ambiguous… Different opinions from different people making it all more complicated… but there’s one similar thing that the theories they stated shared—the date…
Weaving the threads of ancient civilization beliefs, Nostradamus’ prediction, expert’s interpretation, and of course, the bible, leads us to an obscure and intertwined stuff. We cannot truly unravel the truths because what we—humans—do have are just guesswork… clues… and nothing more. The future is always stretched before us carefree and untouched but at least we could put thing in its right baskets, keep us a bit posted at particular things, stuff our brain with a few thoughts to mull over and clear a bit of hazy things that confuses us through looking back at the ancient ruins, peeping to the great seer’s quatrains and hearing God’s words.
It all started because of the Mayan Calendar. Mayans (Native Americans) have most distinctive achievements in the field of abstract Mathematics and Astronomy; with these, ancient Mayans was able to construct a very intellectual astrological calendar which others claim as a highly accurate one. Maya astronomers were able to make difficult calculations such as finding the day of the week of a particular day many thousands of years in the past or in the future by using an extremely advanced mathematical concept. They did things mostly with remarkable precision that amazes almost everyone. But the Maya Calendar that started since 3114 B.C. poses not just something awe-inspiring, it left an enigma that was carried through generations after generations—“Why did the calendar ended on December 21, 2012?” The remnants of the civilization swore that they really don’t know why it ended there and others claimed it was brought by their God Quetzalcoatl. Things are getting more nebulous indeed in a desperate attempt to solve mysteries…
Anyway, moving forward and plunging deeper on the information I have gathered; experts and scientists are done with the list of the possibilities that might be the reason to the said doomsday: (1) asteroids/meteors/comets, (2) coronal mass ejections, (3) magnetic pole shifts, (4) explosion from the black hole at the center of our galaxy, (5) religious apocalypse, (6) alien invasion, (7) gamma ray burst, (8) crustal displacement, (9) cosmic rays, (10) flu pandemic, (11) Ice Age, (12) Solar system falls apart, (13) Large Hadrons Collider, (14) Nuclear War/WW3/Biological War, (15) Super volcano, (16) Rise of the Machines, (17) Alien Domination, (18) Global Warming, (19) Time Travel Error, (20) Nanotechnology fault, (21) Nearby Supernovas, (22) Genetic Modification, and (23) Nuclear Accident. Among the stated possibilities the comets which will disparage this world stands out the most. As the number of possibilities grow larger, the doomsday’s date becomes more distinct and becoming the talk of the town. It’s suddenly becoming a hot topic that is impossible not to discuss even in simple chattering. Why not? The great seer’s quatrains implies same thing. Nostradamus was famed because of his accurate predictions that hide behind his mysterious verses. The occurrence of London fire, Henry II’s death, French Revolution, Hitler and Second World War, Death of Kennedy Brothers, Death of Princess Diana, 9/11 attacks in New York, The ‘Challenger’ space shuttle destroyed on take off in 1986, Death of Mother Teresa, Louis Pasteur and discovery of microscopic germs, Hurricane Katrina, Iraq War, Nuclear attacks in Hiroshima-Nagasaki and even Barrack Obama as the president of United States—all of these he foresaw and unexplainably happened. No wonder people from around the globe admire him so much that it came to the point that they just embraced blindly his predictions.
Two of Nostradamus’ quatrains implied that it is really a comet that will be the reason of the edge of doom and this strengthened more and backed up the number one possibility: (C2Q4) “During the appearance of the bearded star, the three great princes will be made enemies. The shaky peace on earth will be struck by fire from the skies. Po, the winding fiber, a serpent placed on the shore.” (C2Q72) “Mabus will soon die, then will come a horrible slaughter of people and animals. At once vengeance revealed coming from a hundred hands. Thirst and Famine when the Comet shall pass.”
On the other side of the coin are the statements in the bible; specifically in the Revelation 8:7-11 that suggest almost the same thing: the hail of fire, the large burning fragment, the great star fell from heaven… Wait a jiffy, it implies a comet and has undeniably a close relation to what Nostradamus foresaw and wrote, right?
Now, things are getting more interesting from here. “The ancient world believed in a mysterious comet that would pass earth in great intervals, over several thousand years. In fact, Sumerians called it “Nibiru” which they believed that takes 3600 years to make a complete revolution around the sun as it passes the earth. Egyptians called it “the planet of a million years”. Ancient Babylon named it “Marduk” and today in our time, it was thought of as our Planet No. 10 or the Planet X/SEDNA that NASA introduced on 2004. Hindu religion believed that “God came to Earth” in the sacred year of 432,000 B.C. Now, if you happened to encounter the verse stated in Gen. 6:3, it goes like this: “And the Lord said, my spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be a hundred and twenty years.” If we divide 120 years (bible) into 432,000 years (Hindu Religion) we get 3600 years (Sumerians) . It means “year for the comet planet” is 3600 years vs. 360/365 days for an earth year. This is almost reminiscent of the bible where as it reads: “A day with the Lord is as a thousand years.”
More things that strengthened the rumored date are a few mathematical solutions that I failed to memorize…But I’m certain they are equations having the numbers like the age of the world, height of mammals and stuffs like that which happened to unbelievably equate to 2012. Moreover, Nostra has also a quatrain made for this one: (C2Q46) “After a great misery for a mankind, an ever greater approaches. The great cycle of the centuries renewed it will rain blood, milk, famine, war, disease. In the sky will be seen a great fire dragging a trail of sparks.” “…the great cycle of the centuries renewed…”;it is obvious that it implies the year 2000 AD which is known as the New Millennium.
Now, let me take you back a few years ago and have a glimpse to the recent things that happened and foreseen by the great seer which has a great contribution to the proofs our philosophers have taken out: “In the year 1994 and 7 months the great king of terror shall come from the sky. He will bring to life the King of Mongols. Before and after Mars reigns happily.” The King of Terror stated is the comet… “…He will bring to life the King of Mongols…”—China is referred to as the King of Mongols! Isn’t it rumored that soon China will dominate the entire world rather than US? It was even said that Mandarin might be assigned as the universal language! “… Mars reigns happily.”—Mars in Roman mythology is the god of war and if we’ll look meticulously at the events that happened: July 1999-War in Serbia, September 1999-Palestinians launch “Infitada”, non-stop terror attacks against Israel, September 11, 2001-Terrorists Planes hit World Trade Center, November 2001-USA goes to war in Afghanistan, March 2003-USA and Britain go to war against Saddam in Iraq, January 2006-Iran and North Korea pursue nuclear weapons programs and many more wars after those… wars reigns indeed!!! Incredible!
Nostradamus’ quatrains’ implications went beyond what the bible laid out for us to know. It gave hints on things that I reckon, shouldn’t be known to men at all but still is something to take caution from. Stated in C8Q16 is the verse which says: “At the place where Jason built his ships, there will be such a great sudden flood that no on the land will have a place to fall on.” With this, Nostradamus tells us about the place to be avoided… I believe that the Jason on the quatrain is the same Jason on Greek Mythology which built a ship together with the Argonauts. Olympus Festulan, said the experts, was the Mt. Olympus which was also stated repetitively as the home of their Gods. This mountain is close to 10,000 ft. high so undoubtedly, it will make a massive tidal wave. This is quite similar with the verse on Rev.8:8 which talks about the great mountain burning with fire that was thrown in the sea and can result to a catastrophic event.
People who keeps on studying all of these matters have wonderfully did their crafts through clever interpretations on Nostra’s quatrains, bible verses and ancient myths and legends. Jobs well done! They made most people follow their blasphemous beliefs! They imparted on more confusion and chaos and they were influenced with the knowledge that isn’t essential at all! They’re perspectives were all credible and have sense though…
Are you convinced and frightened with these things? Are you one of those who fell on their bait and suddenly nodded and embraced the 2012 thing? If so, shame on you… you can easily be deceived with your unseen adversary… Never let yourself be carried away with things that can turn out to be a fraud. You have overlooked a very necessary God’s word: “About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophesies and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” See? It’s the latest hype… so we all shouldn’t be caught off-guarded.
Wisdom can always be so deceiving because Demons are witty. They hide behind their large brains. There’s one thing that’s certain that many who followed and admired Nostradamus failed to know… ‘Nostradamus used dark, occult arts to conjure a “Being of Light” who gave him these visions of the future.’ He also studied and has a background on the Mayan civilization stuff… I stumbled into this fact that a member of a Christian Church once revealed. And it was said on the bible that the spiritual entity involved in such thing is Satan. In a book I once read by Jaime Licauco, it was revealed that on Nostradamus’ time, every midnight he’ll just sit there in his desk, suddenly possessed by who-knows-what, only to find the quatrains the next morning without any knowledge how he wrote those things. The rest was left for you to mull over.
On our verge, it is a disgusting and disrespectful truth that most of us are trying to clone god! True! Most of us are trying to have the same level as that of our Lord… And they are those who often question things that they don’t understand. They always try to give solutions and show proofs that their beliefs are accurate. They contradict God’s words and stick to their theories. They concludes that their ways are always much better. They stick their noses on stuffs even if there’s nothing they can do with it. They thought they have a superior brain with that of the creator!
Whether it’s the end of the world in 2012 or not, there’s nothing we can do with it… And no matter on what way he chose to show his revenge and do his Great Tribulation, it’s always his will that will be followed… no more else. Science, Technology, Philosophy and knowledge can never be a hindrance to God’s plans. “What will come, will come and when it comes, we will all face it together.” God is the Alpha and Omega, we shouldn’t be scared…Because we were warned repetitively…It’s not ‘deep impact’ or anything else that will save us… It’s not Science and Technology that will save us…It’s ourselves… We should repent. This might be the last chance for humanity…, Accept JESUS as Savior and Follow Him as Lord during the darkest time in human history…God will return to save his faithful remnant… his faithful disciples and followers… the best thing that we can do now is to join his remnants. The apocalyptical cloth woven through strips of predictions, verses and ancient beliefs isn’t all about theories and interpretations…it has embroidery we shouldn’t overlook…”FAITH”.