I was looking for something else on the web but noticed again someone mentioning the May 21 2011. I searched further to find out whether the theme of new doomsday date is being picked by media. Though, it is just 5 pages searched in the news section on many news sites and search portals. There are other news sections and sources as well which are not trust worthy for now. Most of these news quote one or other sources which are not related to others.
May 21 2011 doomsday is not serious threat and it is not even qualified to become one yet. No major newspaper have taken note of it yet. The online media avenues did not like it. Although the search trends are showing upward movement. This trend would begin to decline sooner than expected. The current rise in search volume will go well until May 2011. There would be another date post this one when someone would come out from nowhere and predict with his logic about the new possible date of doomsday.
These games of predictions have been going all the time in history. Before the advent of internet, newspapers used to be good mediums to publish such news pieces. Now you do not need much of that paper based news, as these theories can be spread faster on the web.
The doomsday theorists are using the web to get to the believers and other people. These are just for sometime and some gets his or her due limelight for sometime. The doomsday is bit heavy subject for those people but creators of doomsday theories know well how to use the online media for their own benefits.
A new wave of doomsday theories is sweeping the web these days. Few things happened recently. This post discusses mainly three incidents; deaths of animals, earthquakes and tsunami in the background of doomsday theories.
Lets make a quick disclaimer; Just2012.com does not support or endorses the doomsday theories in any form. It just analyzes them to present the fair views.
Coming back to the events. Unusual deaths of birds in US and different parts of the world occurred during the winters. Mainly these deaths have been reported from the places which had experienced extreme cold weather this year. Birds were not able to bear the change in temperature and they died. Many such cases have been occurring for long time and almost every year some of the unusual such incidents are reported. For example, there is a village called Jatinga in Assam State of India. Jatinga is known for the suicides of birds. The poor birds get attracted to the source of lights during the night and they die in great numbers. Thousands of the birds die every year there in Jatinga. These deaths are unexplained but certainly are not related to doomsday. The point is, something unusual may happen and it may not be related to any of the doomsday theories. What these theorists do; they pickup these incidents and wrap and package them using the themes of doomsday and present them to the world.
To bring the clarity on the earthquakes, one needs to check the site of USGS which is US Geological Survey agency. It monitors the earthquakes and tsunamis along with the minor and major tremors which shake different parts of the world. Earthquakes occur almost every week. Check the site of USGS here http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/ . Do you seriously think that earth quakes are related to doomsday? They are not. If they had been any relation, the doomsday would have occurred several times in the history. It did not occur. Doomsday theories sound great to read but are flawed on the basic logics. Anyone who wishes to know about the earthquakes just browse the site of USGS, that is the best source of information on the subject. Your quest in these subjects must be motivated by the curiosity to know the changing geological statistics of the world. Certainly, you would be better informed than others.
Tsunamis are related to earthquakes which occur under the sea. The tectonic plates are moving and sometimes they collide with others. Tsunamis are as natural as earthquakes are. Again, there is no relationship of doomsday with them.
Recently a radio group which claims to know the Bible very well made a claim that doomsday will occur on may 21 2011. There is no basis of this claim other than few chosen lines of Bible. The art of proving anything is great but it is not necessarily weighted by the logic. World has taken note of the new doomsday date of May 21. It is the curiosity which is bringing lots of people to search engines and they are trying to know as much as possible. Marie Exley may be motivated to earn the living by promoting the may 21 doomsday theme. I do not see any reason why these theories can be believed. Will Marie Exley accept the responsibility if doomsday does not occur on May 21, 2011? Will Marie Exley apologize to the world for misleading the people? These are the questions for anyone who preaches doomsday.
Let’s see what happens on May 21. I am going to write an open online letter to Marie Exley, Harold Camping and their group if doomsday does not occur on May 21.