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Let’s just wait and see if we can add this to the list of predicted world events that never came true.
Well, it looks like September 23 will be your last Saturday ever spent on care. At least that is what some nutty conspiracy theorists believe. Those people want everyone to prepare for a hidden planet called Planet X, a planet that has not been detected by NASA, and a planet that is supposed to smash into earth this weekend, ending all living things.
This crazy theory is known as the Nibiru theory, a doomsday prediction based on biblical texts which some people claim predict the end of the world. This is what passage Revelation 12:1 reads:
“A great sign appeared in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun with the moon under her feet and a crown of 12 stars on her head. And being with child, she cried out in her travail and was in anguish of delivery.”
I don’t know what any of that means but self-professed mind reader David Meade believes this is proof that we are all screwed.
He [Meade] claims the ‘sign appearing in heaven’ refers to the solar eclipse which took place last month, and that the recent hurricanes which have devastated the Caribbean are proof that a cosmic ballet is ushering in the end of the world.
The scientific community have rejected the claims, saying they are in no way based in fact or scientific research. Journalist and former Ministry of Defense employee Nick Pope says the apocalyptic claims have a sinister intention, fearing they could lead to people acting recklessly and even causing some deaths.
He said: “Nibiru doesn’t exist. The world won’t end on 23 September. All that’s happening is that a hoax is being perpetuated in the name of evangelical Christianity. “
I don’t know, Nick, but perhaps I should quit my job and go out in a blaze of glory just in case.
But not to worry, chances are the world won’t end so you’re still stuck on this miserable and awful planet.