So apparently the end of the world is going to occur this Saturday, September 23. This is all according to numerologist David Meade, the self-described “specialist in research and investigations,” who has earned a fair amount of publicity online for predicting that catastrophic events would soon befall Earth.
Is the world really going to end? Well yeah, eventually. This Saturday? Doubtful. But I digress.
Among Meade’s claims: On Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, a constellation — a sign prophesied in the Book of Revelation — would reveal itself in the skies over Jerusalem, signaling the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. Meade believes that by the end of October, the world may enter what’s called a seven-year tribulation period, a fairly widespread evangelical belief that for seven years, catastrophic events would happen.
He also claims that a planet called Nibiru, which has been debunked by NASA as a hoax, is headed toward Earth. When it passes the planet later this year, Meade claims, catastrophe in the form of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves and others would ensue.
NASA has spoken up about this repeatedly, saying that if we had a rogue planet floating around the neighborhood, they are pretty sure they would have seen it by now.
These apocalyptic predictions seem to pop up once or twice a year and so far, we are still here. To me, if one puts their name on such predictions, they are either brainwashed or so fervently hoping for fame that they are willing to embarrass themselves to no end.
I, for one, plan to be enjoying my weekly Sunday coffee and breakfast at Perkins, catching up on current events with Jason the manager, as we do most every Sunday.
But just in case, should we have an end of the world party Friday night? Who’s in?