Survivalist Tip: The Houston Museum of Natural Science is trying to assuage troubled souls about the upcoming apocalypse by displaying Mayan artifacts and therefore, assure people that the sun will rise on December 22, 2012. I’m quite certain, too, the sun will rise – over a new universe, of course! But, the Houston exhibit, titled “Maya 2012 Prophecy Becomes History,” hopes to clarify the mystery surrounding the ancient Mayan calendar. Nearly every item on display dates back a thousand years or more; some as far back as 3,500 years. Carefully reconstructed murals depict images in the jungle monuments from southern México and Central America. There are replicas of large pyramids, various inscriptions and the calendars themselves.
All of this illuminates how the date of December 21, 2012 coincides with a rare celestial event: the sun will pass through the Milky Way during the winter solstice; something that occurs only once every 26,000 years. Thus, will begin the New Baktun, according to Mayan legend. Museum officials are wise to point out that the ancient Mayans, in a sense, created their own apocalypse in that they overbuilt and outstripped their resources. But, that’s all part of the grand design of the Great Creator. If you abuse your world, God will wipe out your ass and start all over.