The World COULD Have Ended on 5/21. Did You Do Anything Different?

I really did not buy into any of this end of the world business.  Mostly it is because of the common ‘no man knows…’ provision.  It is also the method of trying to find some hidden mathematical code or pattern to calculate the time.  So I had no faith in this whatsoever.

Yet, I live in a ward where everyone seems certain the end is VERY near.  For many of them, 5/21 could have been the day.  Or 5/22 or /23.  But sometime soon.  So why not?

I am probably not a good test case, because I had not faith in the 5/21 prediction, but I didn’t do anything differently.  And I am not sure that I would have done all that much differently even if I thought the end was likely.  I did some yard work, helped my wife with the house, went golfing, had some ice cream, made taco salad, did some grocery shopping, studied my Sunday lesson, read some Kierkegaard.  Not a bad day at all.  I am not sure I would change a thing, even if it would have been the last day.

How about you?

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5 Responses to “The World COULD Have Ended on 5/21. Did You Do Anything Different?”


  1. 1 jks May 22, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    On Friday when I read that the world might be ending on Saturday, I did think about what would I do differently if I thought the world was ending the next day?
    I decided that I probably wouldn’t do anything differently. I perhaps wouldn’t have left my children behind to go on a date with my husband, but besides that……

  2. 2 Eric Nielson May 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Good for you. Live each day like your last.

  3. 3 Paul May 23, 2011 at 8:44 am

    My 14-year old wanted to have a countdown party, but his friends were all busy (preparing, perhaps??). We did the same yardwork we always do, except we planted five flats of annuals in the flowerbeds — because we assumed we’d be around to see them grow over the summer.

    I rarely take my spiritual cues from California radio preachers.

  4. 4 SilverRain May 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I began potty training my daughter the day before that. I guarantee, if I had known or believed the world was going to end, I probably wouldn’t have started THAT.

  5. 5 Eric Nielson May 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Sounds like a good day, and good advice Paul.

    SilverRain:

    I imagine that potty training will be about the same during the millenium.


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