But all that was pre 1910. How many stated never again, or at least until Margaret Rowen, a Seventh-day Adventist, told her followers that the angel Gabriel appeared before her in a vision and said the world will end at midnight February 13, 1925.
How many said within their mind, never again? But who could have predicted the arrival of Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide (Radio) Church of God? He predicted the end would occur in 1936, then 1943, and yet again the end would occur in 1975 with the return of Jesus.
We can look at the different religious zealots, but what about the famous psychic Jeane Dixon who predicted a planetary alignment on February 4, 1962, would bring about great destruction to the earth?
Least we forget, I cannot leave out Hal Lindsey who gave a prediction in his book The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon. He predicted the United States would be destroyed in a surprise nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. I do remember back in that decade some people asked me if Jonah had not read his book. How could Jonah say there would not be a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union? Some even asked; “Does not Jonah know Hal Lindsey’s prediction is in the bible?”
How many remember John Gribbin and Stephen Plagemann wrote about in their book The Jupiter Effect that the combined gravitational forces of lined up planets were supposed to bring total destruction of the earth on March 21, 1982? If that one did not pull you into the end of the world playbook, what about Benjamin Crème who took out an ad in the Los Angeles Times stating the second coming of Jesus would occur on June 21, 1982, with the Maitreya announcing it on worldwide television. Just in case you missed it, we also had and still do have Pat Robertson who predicted the end of the world in October or November of 1982.
How many remember the return of Halley’s comet in the 80’s? Did anyone say never again after the 1910 fiasco? Apparently not, Leland Jensen predicted widespread destruction when Halley’s comet would be pulled into the earth’s orbit on April 29, 1988. Comet pills anyone? Even the self-proclaimed prophet Elizabeth Clare Prophet predicted a nuclear war would start on April 23, 1990, with the world ending 12 years later. How many remember all the land her church bought and stockpiled shelters with supplies and weapons?
Least we forget the new age predictions by Sheldon Nidle, a California psychic who predicted the end of the world would occur on December 17, 1996, with the arrival of 16 million space ships and a host of angels. I am not sure if the angels would be in the space ships or simply fly beside them. And again we have Nancy Lieder, who predicted the Nibiru Collision in May of 2003. She stated aliens in the Zeta Reticuli star system told her through messages via a brain implant, of a planet that would enter the solar system to cause a pole shift.
Now we have December 21, 2012, or December 12, 2012, depending on whom one would follow, listen to, or hear about. But just in case December 2012 does not occur we again have Jeane Dixon, who before her death predicted Armageddon would occur in 2020 and Jesus would return to battle the unholy Trinity of the Antichrist, Satan, and the False Prophet between 2020 and 2037.
Isn’t it time to stop reinventing the old?
Never again, until next time. If ones were to believe Rashad Khalifa’s research on the Quran code, the world will end in 2280. Or if you are to believe scientists, the sun’s current phase of development will swell the sun into a red giant ball of gases swallowing the earth. Talk about global warming! But this is not predicted for another 1 billion years.
Never again, until next time. According to Reuters, nearly 15% of people around the world believe the end of the world will occur in their lifetime. France has the lowest number with only 6% believing in this, while Turkey and the United States have 22% believing in the end of the world in their lifetime.
How many choose to believe people like Hilary Clinton or Barack Obama are reptilian shape shifters? Or the galactic community handpicked Barack Obama to lead the United States into world peace (during his first term). The list can go on and on. What is the point? All world leaders answer to the hand that offers the money. It is the golden rule; the one who has the gold makes the rules.
What would it be like if all these people stopped fearing the end of the world and started loving to live? Yes, it is true we live in a very polluted world run by corporations pretending to be governments. Yes, it is true the planet is over populated. Yes, it is true people are being poisoned by Chemtrails, GMO foods, and drinking water. Yes, it is true we live in a world with serious problems that require serious solutions. It requires people getting involved enough to state we will not accept the corporate laws of servitude. This is a time for real people to get involved to create real changes. How can this occur if ones are waiting for the end of the world? How can this occur, if ones are waiting for some savior to come and save us, if we cannot even save ourselves? I say it is time to stop projecting our energy of fear, rather use our energy of continuance of life to create the changes we need. December 2012 is not the end of the world; this is a time and place to be involved in educating the world. Religion has had its turn, and it is a catastrophic failure.
Learn the science of spirituality and the spirituality of science. Educate yourselves so that no one can fool you into despairing your own life. I was taught many years ago to learn from patterns. Understanding patterns brings about an understanding of what you are creating or about to create. Jonah’s next American Intensive, February 8, 9, & 10, 2013, is about learning patterns to better understand self. Learning patterns about your life, patterns about your choices, and patterns about creating your heart’s desire, or denial thereof.
We live in a serious time that needs serious changes by no-nonsense people, people who carry the energy of loving life. If you want to learn from someone, learn from those who love life, not ones who are motivated by fear of life, or predicting the end of the world.