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.”