Gospel of Thomas, 51 "When will the repose of the dead come about, and when will the new world come?"
He said to them,"What you look forward to has already come but you do not recognize it."
The scripture before this is even more insightful:
Jesus said, "If they say to you, 'Where did you come from?', say to them, 'We came from the light, the place where the light came into being on its own accord and established itself and became manifest through their image.' If they say to you, 'Is it you?', say, 'We are its children, we are the elect of the living father.' If they ask you, 'What is the sign of your father in you?', say to them, 'It is movement and repose.'
Living. Dead. It's all the same stuff to the good god. Energy isn't spent or destroyed. Merely moved. He loves you so much he wants to love you and squeeze you and call you George. Or Georgette. (blatant Loony Toons reference.) He doesn't want to let you go. You are a part of him. If he lost you then he would be losing a part of himself and any sentient, pleasure loving creature wouldn't want that. They'd do anything to stop losing a part of themselves.
Yes, I'm still planning on making my regular credit card payments in 2012. No, I'm not going to run naked through the streets like a crazed lunatic fearful of hellfire. If anything, I'll be celebrating it, if it is the end of all this madness!
Human beings have been preparing/going psycho on their fellow man for the apocalypse since 999AD. Nada gosh darn thing has happened.
According to tabloids the present day descendants of the Mayans who created the 2012 doomsday calendar are rolling their eyes at us. "White man so stupid," they're saying to themselves. Seriously. What exactly can we do to stop this supposed End of Days?
So get off your arse and enjoy your life. Go grab a Smirnoff.Or a good book. Or both.