Since I was very young I heard people talking about the end of the world. I say respect that, because I know people have different believes and different ideas. Just in case the world does not end, be prepared to be kind beyond the call of duty. I am sure some people will not pay their mortgage and some will be selling or giving away their stuff. They forget that There are many instances in the history of the World and of the Christian religion that people thought they were sure the world was going to end, like in like in 1843 or 1844 The true Millerites prepared with their usual thoroughness. Many families bought ascension robes (sold by Miller) and waited in carefully dug family graves. Nothing happened. Unperturbed, Miller simply moved the date up to Mar. 21, 1844. There are many accounts. There there is 2012 still to come.
I guess I just think different. Be nice because you want to be nice, not because you will go to heaven. If the God of the Bible is all knowing He knows what is truly in your heart . People see in the Bible what they want to see and they read what they want to read. I don't think the Bible was written with such elasticity, but maybe it was. as a friend said one time, the Bible says is ok to have slaves from some bordering nations, why don't we do that today? My point is that Religion is a basic human right and need. Nobody can deny there is something beyond us that seems to make this Chaotic Universe work in some kind of chaotic order, yet an order none the less.
Whether the world ends today or ends in my lifetime or not, I choose to live life passionately and with kindness. I won't allow bigotry of any kind . I guess to ask people to pray for the happiness of all mankind and all living things is too much to ask, but give it a try next time you are ready to complain. Sometimes we have to complain, it is in our nature, but what is more important is that we don't stop loving and living. People will always talk about you, and thank them for that, otherwise you are ignored or insignificant. In the end who cares what they say about you, only you know the real truth about who you are and what you are. Only you know what it is to walk in your shoes.