There is no dearth of conspiracy theories and prophecies in the world. The whole world is aware of the prophecy of the world coming to an end in the year 2012 according to the Mayan calendar. While there are many other prophecies that are doing the rounds, the question remains – is prophecy something to be aware of?
Prophecies can be viewed more as message that is conveyed to people by prophets. How do the prophets get these messages? While some claim that it is the act of God and it is through divine intervention, others claim that is simply a vision. Some others go on to attribute prophecies to complex mathematical calculations and astronomical observations.
Prophecies may be simply rumours that have no traceable origin or they may actually be true. There are some people who rely a lot on their prophecies and actually believe them to be true. There are complete non believers as well who rubbish all these claims and state prophecies to be more of a work of imagination. It is hard to tell whether prophecies are true or not, until they happen. No one will know if the world is really going to end in 2012, until it actually comes to an end. If it does not, then it would be just another prophecy gone wrong.
Some prophecies are based on scientific observations. For example, it is said that the Mayan calendar comes to an end in the year 2012 and that is the main reason the world is coming to an end. There is apparently a new calendar for the years after 2012 indication that it is the end of an era. While there are many conspiracy theories for everything on this planet, it is difficult to understand all of them and even more difficult to choose what to believe in. Prophecies are definitely something to take notice of but not so important so as to cause a stir in one’s mind.
Prophecies also have roots in religious divisions such as Christianity and Islam. Each religion has its own faith and prophecy. The followers of these religions choose what to believe in. According to a sceptic’s point of view, some prophecies are claimed to be mere co incidences. They also claim that sometimes prophecies are invented after the event has occurred just so that the prediction matches the occurrence.
Prophecies are definitely not something to worry about so much that you have to put your entire life on hold. Like every faith, there are equal number of believers and non believers. While some require proof for every prediction, there are some who will blindly follow prophecies. Attempts at understanding the psychology behind prophecies has also been made but in vain. The question remains unanswered. Are prophecies real or are they imaginary and a work of fiction? One point remains constant – they need not affect our daily life to such an extent that life itself comes to an entire standstill.