Archive for May, 2011

What a weird year!

I do not remember a year such as this, where I’ve been glued to my chair in front of the television, watching one befuddling event after the other.

It began with the Tunisian revolution, then the Egyptian, then the Yemeni revolution (which is still going), the mayhem in Bahrain, Japan’s super earthquake, powerful cyclones hitting the Australia, floods in different parts of the world, rivers rising up and over flowing, mysterious animal deaths in Arkansas, and finally the killing of Osama. What a year for the books, imagine the number of pages in the history books for the year 2011, and we’re still not half way through.

Lots of predictions about the end of life as we know it regardless of what you call it, be it Judgment Day, the Apocalypse, Armageddon, the Last Day, etc

The most imminent prediction is by a small group of Christians, who are foretelling that this day is going to dawn on us on the 21st of May, 2011! Imagine that, next week the world is over! Really would mess up your summer plans. The believers of this prediction are surely making drastic decisions about their last week on earth. I bet they are really praying devotedly to God, because the end is almost here to them.

Then we have the Mayan prediction of the last day coming next year, on the 21st of December 2012. It also got a lot of hype with the release of the movie “2012”. Just because their calendar is over, doesn’t mean there won’t be a new calendar, which will kick off right away.

This all reminds me of Y2K, when people thought that we were doomed on New Year’s Eve back in 1999. Then people started to laughing it off the next day, after sweating all night.

In Islam we pray five times a day, every day, and we pray each pray as it is our last. Regardless of your religion if you always pray as it is your last prayer you will always be prepared for Judgment day. And if you are an atheist, then you don’t even have to worry, you think you’re not going anywhere!


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