I always liked Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, and like to join in with some quirky stories from my own newsfeeds. All from our unique vantage points, the idea is to pick something (a person, organisation, anything) which “won” the week.
Third Time Lucky?
My winner this week is Paul Begley, whose week was unexpectedly good.
You see, Mr Begley, a pastor from Indiana who is something of a YouTube evangelist, thought that the world was going to end on 21 December. His reasons were a combination of Saturn being aligned with Jupiter, and the Mayan calendar.
Mayan culture, dating from 5000 BCE, holds that the earth lives in cycles, and between each cycle, it is destroyed, then re-created.
Mr Begley has history in this area. He originally predicted the end of the world on 21 December 2012, but when that didn’t happen, he realised his mistake. That date had been calculated using the current, Gregorian calendar rather than the original Julian calendar.
When the date was corrected, it came out to December 21, 2020.
So Mr Begley gets to live and breathe at least one more week – yippee! I wonder if he bought anybody any Christmas presents this year?