I am sooo angered right now! I understand that we, as Americans, have the right to free speech but our rights can bring about failure as well. Recently, much has been voiced about 2012 as being the end of the world. Many adults don't feel good when the discussion of the end of the world comes up. But, what about how our children view it???
As you already know, Abigayle turned 8 on Saturday. She couldn't have been any happier! (It isn't usually until our latter 20s or 30th when we get to the point where we fret over our birthdays.) All was going so well for her until a friend whom she thinks is totally up-to-date on the future of all Earthlings. He really blew her away when he told her that no one will be alive after 2012. This particular friend is one of her very favorite people whom she puts a great deal of beliefs in. I'm not blaming him. He has heard this from others and is just as worried about it as Abigayle is.
Today, she walked in the front door fresh from the schoolbus. At first, she reached out and gave me a great big beautiful hug and kiss, then... she looked up at me with her bright blue eyes and asked me why the world is coming to an end in 2012. Urgh!!! Why does anyone find it to be their calling to totally shove any and all of us until the dark pool of total despair???
Personally, the only thing that I sorta know about 2012 is the fact that that is when the Aztec calendar comes to an end. I don't even know if that is the truth. I just try to hide my head under my pillow when subjects such as this come up. Right or wrong, that is how I deal with uncomfortable situations that I have no control over.
I wish that if people believed that on a certain outlined date that the end will occur, that they would keep that information as far away from children as possible. Kids have enough to deal with anyway, facing the end is just too much!!! They're supposed to grow up, get married, have wonderful children and grandchildren and then, conquer the world. They don't want or need to hear that their dreams will never happen!!!
For as long as I can remember, people have forecast the end of the world and life as we know it. According to the Bible, we will never know the exact day. Several events will happen first. Those things are outlined. Hundreds of years ago, people believed that those events had already transpired and that God would return at any second. Though people today are forecasting the same thing, it is totally possible that the end may still be hundreds, thousands of years away or it might happen later TODAY! I just hate to see this 2012 nonsense continue being spread around...