Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Musings- It's the end of the world as we know it...

After roughly a year of Poetry Monday, I've decided to try something new. Welcome to a weekly look inside my twisted brain....

So, there's been a lot of discussion about how the world is going to end in December of this year. People all over the planet are reportedly spending thousands of dollars for reserved spots in 'survival bunkers' or planning suicide to escape the horrors of Armageddon. The suicides? Well, if you're that convinced it's going to happen, why wait? *Please note, I am not suggesting that anyone go out and kill themselves* But if you're seriously that concerned, you'd just do it, not wait to see what's gonig to happen. So I don't quite buy that 'escape' plan.

And as far as the people who plan to barricade themselves in bunkers go? Um, call me crazy, but what are you going to do if the world does end? There you'll be, safe & snug in your little bunker...until the food, water, and air run out. Then what? If the world above/around you is uninhabitable, you're screwed. Do you drink your own urine, contemplate cannabalism, and kill the old/weak to save air for the others? *Again, NOT suggesting any of these as viable options*

I don't have the money to waste on a bunker. Even if I did, I wouldn't. Because if I had that kind of money, I'd be buying my own space shuttle, loading up with supplies, and hoping to find another inhabitable planet before everything ran out. Frankly, I like the idea of floating amiably in space with my cats, books, stitching, choclate, and caffeine. Well, that is, I like the idea until I think of the thought of zero-G toilets. And not being able to have a proper bath...or cook...and imagining what kind of litter box area....hmmm, maybe I should leave the little fuzzy suckers to fend for themselves......

Nah. I'll just take my chances that we'll all live to see another day after December 21st. I could never leave my beloved cats behind, and unless I could come up with the money to take my closest friends/family members/crush of the moment, I wouldn't have anyone to interact with. Despite my fondness for solitude, I do like knowing that my loved ones are there if I need them. How could I leave them behind?

Anyway, those are my thoughts for this week. Feel free to tell me how you feel about the end of the world!

*yes, I am humming that R.E.M. song as I type this. You're welcome for the earworm now burrowing into your brain.


  1. I love your new idea for the blog. My thoughts in going along with my Christianity beliefs is that if the world is going to end, it won't really end. All the Christians will go to Heaven and those left behind will be left to suffer until the actual end is declared by God. Unless they repent and become Christians during this time-if this happens, they will still be here on earth until death or the end day comes, and may still suffer some by the hands of the non Christians. No one knows when the final day will be as God proclaimed that only He knows. Although end times prophecies have been happening I haven't seen any indication of what God says will happen in the last days as having started yet. I know there is way more I could write on this topic and this is very brief but may get a conversation started.

  2. I agree with Laura. I'll even go so far as to make my own prediction, with a steadfast assurance: the world is NOT going to end on that day. As Laura stated, anything that we think of as the 'end of the world' is actually only a beginning. The beginning of the end times.

    It may happen before then, or even the day after, but it won't be that day.

    *When Jesus lived in the land of Israel about 2000 years ago, he gave a very simple and concise answer when someone asked him when he would return: He explained that no one knows the hour or the day, except for God the Father (Matthew 24:36). *

    Although there may be indications that the end times are *near*, these aren't THE end times, 'cause I'm still here.

    Granted, these beliefs are based on faith in Jesus and that the bible is God's holy inspired word of truth.