We’ve all been told that the end of the world is nigh pretty much since the beginning of time, but one conspiracy theorist reckons that the doomsday vibes will actually be interfering with our frolicking on the beach and ice-cream eating this summer. Is that a massive nuisance or WHAT?
While different people take their ‘proof’ from a variety of places when it comes to calculating our supposed doom, Mathieu Jean-Marc Joseph Rodrigue is keeping it ultra classic with the use of The Bible.
He believes that there’s one particular passage in the Book of Revelations that marks the date of our armageddon as 24 June 2018.
Are you ready for it? The passage is: “He was given authority to act for 42 months.”
Oh. Yeah, we were also waiting for excellently dramatic doomsday lingo like ‘nuclear’, ‘apocalypse’ or ‘zombies’.
Rodrigue, however, believes that this passage from Revelations is indicative of our impending doom.
Apparently if you add the number in the passage to the crop harvest and price in the book, it gives us the date of our last day on Earth. It’s okay, we’re lost, too.
“I heard a voice in the middle of the four living beings. This is wisdom,” Rodrigue said, reports the Daily Star.
“He who has intelligence can interpret the figure of the beast. It represents the name of a man. His figure is 666.”
To calculate the date of the apocalypse, Rodrigue took the 666 figure (a classic signifier of bad things) and adds it to his earlier calculations, with those 42 months. Then, when they’re all added together, Rodrigue claims that it points towards the world ending on 24 June 2018.
Of course, he’s not specifically told us how it’s going to happen, which isn’t particularly helpful.
Conspiracy theories about the world ending are always cropping up – including last year’s big one, which involved amateur stargazer and Christian numerologist David Meade. He predicted that the world would end in September, based on analysis of Bible verses and the positions of the stars and planets, claiming that proof lies in the Old Testament – the Book of Isaiah, Chapter 13, verses nine to 10, specifically.
Then there was all that Mayan business a few years back in 2012, when we thought the world would end because the long-count calendar reached the end of a cycle on 21 December 2012. And let’s not forget the ol’ Large Hadron Collider debacle.
Well, we survived all those ones, so fingers crossed that nothing interrupts our summertime fun this time round… Just make sure you’ve got air con in your underground bunker, yeah?