New Apocalypse theories have started doing the rounds for the year 2017. To be true, for every other month there is one apocalypse theory or the other. While these theories may not be taken seriously by many people, there are many others who take them rather very seriously.
There are rumors doing the rounds about another Armageddon in the year 2017. There are rumors doing the round about a ‘very serious’ threat to the planet Earth. Rumors suggest that Earth will cease to exist in October of 2017.
The proponents of the apocalypse theory claim that the planet earth and the entire life on it will cease to exist when planet Nibiru rams into Earth. Nibiru was considered the seat of the summus deus who shepherds the stars like sheep, in Babylon identified with Marduk. The establishment of the nibiru point is described in tablet 5 of the creation epic Enûma Eliš: “When Marduk fixed the locations (manzazu) of Nibiru, Enlil and Ea in the sky”.
The Enûma Eliš states: Nibiru is [Marduk’s] star, which he made appear in the heavens… The stars of heaven, let him [Nibiru] set their course; let him shepherd all the gods like sheep. This interpretation of Marduk as the ruler of the cosmos has been suggested by some authors to imply an early monotheist tendency in Babylonian religion.
According to David Meade, the date of the end of the world is no news for the scientific world at all, but it is not allowed to expose the information to the public to prevent panic. The collision with another planet will destroy Earth completely. However, there are many of those, who build bunkers in a hope to survive the global catastrophe, the scientist said. NASA representatives believe that statements about the impending end of the world are nothing but myths. Planet Nibiru is nothing but an Internet hoax. Astronomers say with certainty that there are no factual grounds for the gloomy predictions. If either Nibiru or Planet X were real and if they were heading towards the Earth, one could already see it with the naked eye.
There have been regular theories of the end of the world and such theories are found in every religion and societies. A prophecy from Montana, one of the early Christians, said that the world would cease to exist in year 156. Many Christians were expecting the world to end during the whole year 666. Later, Bishop Gregory of Tours calculated that the end of the world will occur between 799 and 806. In 922 year, Hippolytus of Rome predicted that the Apocalypse will take place when Easter coincides with the Annunciation. In 992, the Annunciation fell on Good Friday, but no end of the world happened.