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The upcoming event *aka The most aggravating thing since Titanic*

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Robin Goodfellow
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0 posted 11-29-1999 03:19 PM       View Profile for Robin Goodfellow   Email Robin Goodfellow   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robin Goodfellow

Y2K. Yes 2 Killing whoever started this entire mess.
But before we're hit with the coming onslaught of millenium junk i have a few slightly related questions.

First, the supposed end of the world.
Time was pre-existing. Agreed? Well later on a person came along and divided it up into pieces. Years, months, weeks, &c. So if man created the units why would any supernatural force decide to pick a moment that was symbolic to us for the end of the world? What would it care if he destroyed everything on a nice and even english calender date?

Second, Are we so desperate for something to be happy over that we are celebrating numbers? Has this corproate owned world gotten so mindless that they are going to scream their heads off over a freaking number? When was the last time the world went full out over a Tuesday? Cherish the day not the date. I always forget so someone needs to remind me but we follow the Georgian Calender right? Which means a man decided for a efficient way to count the days, tah dah a calender was born. That all it is, a way of counting the day. And to keep it from running on forever he made it loop itself. This required a day of beginning, i.e. New Years. But the day is nonetheless a day. So what exactly is the point in getting excited over a simplistic numerical symbol that means nothing more then every other day of your life?

Post Script: Im not saying you shouldn't do anything to make that date significant, im saying its stupid to make that day the only day you do anything significant. Do something memorable everyday, because if January 1 is the only day that sticks out in your mind when your old and on your death bed then despite your many years, you have yet to live.
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Robin:

I must agree with you on several of your points. This Y2K thing has become almost as annoying as HBO playing Titanic (in all its 180 minute spendor) over and over again in prime time slots.

My brain is cramping so I cannot remember the name of the calendar we follow, but I do know that it was based on the supposed year of the birth of Christ. Since that time, experts have further narrowed the approximate time of Christ's birth to B.C. 6 to B.C. 4. If, then, the Almighty was going to end the world, conveniently, 2000 years after the birth of Christ, then the world would have ended between 1994 and 1996 A.D.!

"But don't confuse me with the facts, I've already made up my mind!" I can't wait until next year, when the doomsdayers are frustrated that creation hasn't been obliviated by a Vengeful God or a nagging computer glitch, and someone remembers that the new Millennium doesn't begin until 2001!!!

Thanks for the chance to rant, Robin. I needed it. But there is one positive item to come out of this Millennium craze ... a new Swartzenegger film! (At least I think so ... I will let you know after I see it on Wednesday ... but its Arnold, so I know it has to be good )

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Jim

"If I rest, I rust." -Martin Luther

 
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