Monday, December 17, 2012
Here's what scholars and scientists are saying about the Dec. 21, 2012, Doomsday prophesies, the end of the Mayan calendar and their potential impact.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Forget about super volcanos, asteroids, aliens and other possible harbingers of doom -- experts say 12/21/12 is going to be just another typical winter solstice. Killer solar flares aren’t expected. Another planet isn’t on a collision course with ours. And, despite the plans for "end of days" parties in Gwinnett County and elsewhere, the Mayan “long count calendar” ending on this date has no real significance – they had to end it somewhere! What is All the Fuss About? There are a number of theories and predictions that call for earth’s demise on Dec. 21, 2012. They include: What are the Experts Saying? The intrigue created by multiple end-of-the-world predictions has made many scholars and even NASA stand up to make statements debunking …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
A look at some of the big stories this week on Dacula Patch.
If you are reading this, then all is well and the world did not end as predicted by self-proclaimed prophet Harold Camping. Presumably Internet service would fail in the event of the rapture, so I think we are good to go. This was, far and away, the most popular story of the week on Dacula Patch. In all fairness, the end of the world is pretty big news. Rep. Rob Woodall was in town Saturday for a town hall meeting. More than 75 people were in attendance and many expressed concern regarding a Republican proposal to reform Medicare. For seniors on fixed incomes, the thought of potentially higher out of pocket costs is a frightening thing. For those us under 55, the thought of reaching retirement age with no benefits at all is even scarier. …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
May 21 to be “Judgment Day” according to Christian group.
The message is hard to miss. The large blue and white sign near the corner of Braselton Highway and Spout Springs Road appeared recently with no explanation -- just three simple words: "Jesus is Coming!" While Hollywood and popular literature have touted December 21, 2012 as the end of the world as foretold by the Mayans, a Christian based Internet ministry predicts the end is just two days away. Harold Camping of Family Radio made the prediction and explains the rationale on his website, FamilyRadio.com. “Holy God is showing us by the words of 2 Peter 3:8 that He wants us to know that exactly 7,000 years after He destroyed the world with water in Noah’s day, He plans to destroy the entire world forever,” Camping wrote. “Because the year …