Chicken Little Again?
The ancient Mayans, the ancient Egyptians, Nostradamus, the Masons. As the perennial favorite of children, Sesame Street, often asks, “Which of these things is not like the other?” We might be inclined to offer the Masons as an answer because, unlike the two other groups and Nostradamus, the Masons continue to function in contemporary society.
However, the question offered is a trick question because, on January 4, 2009, a special aired by The History Channel linked all four together. “Nostradamus: 2012” aired just a few days ago and linked the end of the world to interpreted prophecies of Nostradamus, the ancient Mayans, and the ancient Egyptians, and information purportedly known to the Masons. Producers of the fifty-minute television show presented arguments for and against the belief that December 21, 2012 will mark the end of the world. Why has this date created such a stir in popular culture? Is there a need to cancel your plans for New Year’s Eve in December 2012? Is Chicken Little rearing his tiny head again? (more…)