Dang! The end is (not) nigh


The annual bleg

If only we atheist bloggers had no shame, no sense of ethics, no pangs of guilt whatsoever about feathering our own nests. What a great segue it would make for an annual reader bleg! The end-o-world would mean no need to save or plan for a future that will never come. You might as well relax, give your dirty, earthly soon-to-useless money to an authorized distributor of salvation — like me! — and secure a little special treatment or a slightly larger cell in the private prison of heaven. Alas, we do, I can’t, and you shouldn’t:

Cavalier Daily– If you do not believe me, then maybe you will believe professionals. A recent article from NASA.gov disagreed with apocalypse believers and argued that the Mayan calendar is no indication of the end of the world. The scientists in the article asked, “Where is the science? Where is the evidence?” And to answer their questions, there is none. There is no credible indication for any of these doomsday assertions, yet some people continue to believe.Those who argue that the world is going to end have many different theories as to how, but one of the most common beliefs is that a planet or brown dwarf called Nibiru is nearing the Earth and will destroy Earth as it approaches. Responding to this theory, NASA scientists said that there is no factual basis for these claims and that “[i]f Nibiru were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye.”

Comments

  1. serena says

    I had to explain exactly this to a friend last night almost in these exact words. “…astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye.” Satellites, telescopes and math – we can see Andromeda heading right for us in 5 billion years (to quote Hitchens; “Which is to say, fucking SOON.”) but we can’t see an asteroid or planet about to hit us in 2 weeks? I got a ‘Huh, yea, good point…’ and we left it at that, heh.

  2. Crudely Wrott says

    Speaking strictly for myself, the end of the world will occur simultaneously with the end of my life.

    Speaking generally, the end of the world will occur many times today as individuals die.

    There, I’ve said it. The end of the world is a common, everyday phenomena. It is unremarkable. It is routine and to be expected. It is not news or newsworthy except to survivors of the deceased and any scavengers or necrophages that may be present.

    Well, that pretty much wraps it up, folks. Tune in next week when we will unravel the intricacies of fast wind blowing on flimsy structures and funny lights seen by sleepy or inebriated people late at night.

  3. anubisprime says

    There is no credible indication for any of these doomsday assertions, yet some people continue to believe

    And some people are rather incredulously dimly stupid!
    And most of them pretend that a magical invisible being whispers sweet ‘Fanny Adams’ in their shell like that funnily enough coincides precisely with their own thoughts on many subjects!

  4. says

    We still have the Rapture, folks, and we atheists can charge up front to walk Christ-tards’ dogs after those folks rocket away? Always look on the bright side of life.

  5. says

    You’re in league with the Illuminati. They got to NASA and they’ve gotten to you, too.

    Why are you issuing denials if there’s nothing to see? My aunt’s hairdresser said she saw a YouTube video which clearly showed Nibiru hiding behind the sun at the South Pole.

    You just don’t want the populace to panic before the end comes for most of us, while you and your Illuminati pals are holed up in underground bunkers.

    And then you’ll invade Fort Knox, because everyone knows that food and water won’t be nearly as important in the New World Order as a shiny metal.

  6. says

    Because of this I found a nice article on Nibiru on wiki, so I for one am glad that there are credulous twits (at least temporarily) in the World.

    Though, on the other hand, what can one think of a species that believes, in the face of all the evidence to the contrary, that it is appropriate and not in the least redundant to call itself Homo sapiens sapiens rather than the more accurate Homo credentis.

  7. bradleybetts says

    “Television shows like Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic Channel and other forms of media that promote belief in the end of the world”

    I thought that show promoted hilarity…

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