An article in the New York Times, dated January 30, 2011, stated that people are heading to Bugarach, France because they believe the end of the world is almost upon us. Supposedly, the mountain there has aliens who live underneath it who will protect them from this event. Their belief is that the end of the world is when a 5125 year cycle in the Mayan calendar comes to an end in 2012.
“Religious” hikers continually pass through this town of approximately 200 locals.
The end of the world has been predicted many times, ranging from the Y2K event to the rapture some Christians believe in.
In the book of Matthew 24:36-39 in the Christian Bible, Jesus states:
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”
For me, preparedness is key. No mountain is going to save people. Only the relationship they have with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.