While I’m pretty certain that most people who watched “2012” were simply entertained by the spectacle and didn’t take the movie seriously, there are unfortunately some who have been adversely affected by the talk of a cataclysm. Over the past few months, people have approached me in the grocery checkout line, in the doctor’s waiting room, and many other places to inquire sincerely and with great concern about the destruction of our planet. This is a counter-productive result of all the apocalyptic talk, which has left some people unnecessarily frightened.
In my opinion, religious leaders should soundly dispel these “end of the world” theories and reassure their congregants that there is nothing to fear. We should all encourage people to live and enjoy life to its fullest, to be charitable and do good deeds. So long as we continue to follow our best instincts toward love and kindness, our future will remain bright and secure through 2012 and beyond.