December 31, 2005
With the new year mere hours away, there are bound to be eschatologists at work depicting humanity’s final hours as being at the dawn of or during 2006. Since I have a strange fascination with the field of eschatology, I figured I would present some of the theories that are cropping up across the Internet:
- According to this site, 2006 is the year prophecized by an angel to the prophet Daniel when people’s distress is at its peak.
- According to Michael Drosdin’s book The Bible Code, an atomic holocaust is set to erupt between 2000 and 2006. These years were encoded with the words “World War” in the Bible as equidistant letter sequences. Creepy.
- Millenialism is the belief that the world would end in the year 2000. Well, that sure didn’t happen. However, many believe that since theologists could be wrong about the true birthyear of Jesus Christ, the true end of the world would occur within that factor of error. Could it be six years?
All I know is that I’m going to be partying like it’s 1999 tonight. Who knows if we’ll see tomorrow?