Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Should we let our kids believe in Santa?

Every year around Christmas time, the trees come out and our kids write letters to Santa Claus, a fictitious man who lives in the north pole and brings presents to the good girls and boys. But should

we really let our kids believe in this magical man who brings them gifts every year? Today I'd like to tell you what I think.

Everybody wants some kind of hope, something to look forward to. And for some kids, Santa is just that. He represents the hope of a magical Christmas. By letting our kids believe in Santa we give them hope. It's also a convenient way to get them to behave for a few weeks, hoping that they won't get coal in their stalkings. So letting our kids believe in Santa is no doubt a good thing. But is there a dark side?

I'm sure we all know someone who has had to tell their kids there is no Santa Claus, maybe you've even had to do it yourself. Suddenly, upon the revelation that their belief in Santa has been in vain, all their hopes are shattered. All the joy that was brought on by the anticipation of Santa Claus coming down the chimney is gone, replaced by sadness at the loss of their hero. It kind of breaks a childs heart to learn that their childhood hero was all a lie, a made up story like the monster under the bed.

Personally, I do not believe our kids should be allowed to believe in Santa. The same joy, the same feeling of anticipation that is brought on by waiting for Santa can be brought simply by seeing the presents under the tree, wondering what they are, and finally opening them on Christmas morning. We don't need to deceive our kids into believing in some magical elf living in the north pole to bring them joy, because we can bring that same joy to them ourselves.

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Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Chance of Christ

The other day I was reading a book called 'The Case for Christ," and it inspired me to tell you all about the evidence that exists proving that Jesus Christ once walked the earth, died and was resurrected. I hope this post can be enlightening to you.

Have you ever read a biography? A person telling the story of another persons life? There were four of those written about Jesus. Four men took on the task of researching Jesus and interviewing the people who witnessed his miracles. The biographies they wrote are called 'The Four Gospels,' and are the first part of the Testament.

Now some of you may not believe that the Bible is credible, but I would like  to point out some evidence for these passages to you and urge you to read my previous post on 'The credibility of the Bible.' Now as I said, there were four biographies written about Jesus. The authors of these books are well known as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Now we can believe that what they wrote is true, in part, because so many people who had been  witness to Jesus' miracles were still  alive. These men would have had a difficult time making up a  story that so many people could have disproven.

A while back I read an article saying that Jesus' body had been found in it's tomb and he had therefore never risen from the dead. I would like to point out that modern times are the only ones that have claimed this. In the first century even the Roman government did not deny that Jesus' body was not in the tomb. Rather, they crafted a story about how the disciples had stolen the body. But how would that be possible? Eleven ordinary men against a couple of Roman soldiers. The Roman military men knew that if they failed at their duties they would be executed, so they would not have let this happen.

Another interesting argument that I read is that Jesus never really died, but rather faked his death on the cross and then escaped when Joseph of Aramathea was burying his body. This is quite far fetched because, as is clearly pointed out in the gospels, Jesus was pierced in the side with a spear, which likely would have pierced his vital organs, if not his heart.

Many people have claimed that Jesus was insane, believing he was the son of God. This is a point disproven both by the bible and by science. Jesus fits the profile, exactly, of the Savior described throughout the old testament. The are hundreds of different criteria he would have to fit, and he did it. The odds of that are less than one in a trillion. As for his sanity being proven by science, modern psychologists have reviewed the gospels, looking for any sign of a known mental disorder. They found nothing. All this evidence aside from the impossible miracles he performed. It seems pretty certain that Jesus was as sane as you can be.

I hope this can shed some light on the likelihood that Jesus truly did walk the earth, die and was resurrected. Thanks for reading! Be sure to comment, share and follow me on Twitter!


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Security on the internet Part 2

After getting incredible reviews on my original post 'Security on the Internet,' I decided that it would be a good idea to bring you, my readers, a second part to that post. So here it is! Today  I would like to cover a few topics including PIN codes, links and email.

To begin with I would like to give you a few quick tips on creating a secure PIN code. As most PIN codes are four digits, that is what I will be teaching you today. The first point to remember about PIN codes is to not make them simple. This is to say that you shouldn't use your birthday or your anniversary as a code. But if those numbers aren't secure, what is? I personally recommend randomising digits with dice or online software, ensuring that no one could simply make an educated guess as to your PIN code. Never use dates or the last digits of your phone number. By randomising you create a code as secure as is possible for four digits.

The next thing I would like to talk about is links. Have you ever been in an IRC, or chat room with a stranger who suddenly sends you a link saying that you'll get something if you click it? This is commonly done with free music, movies and porn. People send these links that yes, may lead you to a  free gift, but can also lead you to something else, like a download for a  virus or a phishing page. I would caution against opening any links sent to you by strangers online, as they can be dangerous for you and your device.

A few seconds ago I mentioned phishing. Don't  know what it is? Or do you think you'll get a tasty meal out of it? Phishing is actually a technique where hackers create a fake webpage, identical to the original, and use it to steal your passwords. When you sign in on a phishing page, assuming it is legitimate, your passwords are stored in a document for the hacker to recover and use later.
The final topic I would like to cover is email. For some time now I have been looking around for a secure email server, one where my passwords and private information will not be hacked or stolen. Google and Outlook are simple and convenient, but they are also not secure. They are quite easily hacked with phishing techniques or have their passwords easily leaked by those with access. In my search I have found only one email server that I fully trust. It is a company called ProtonMail. Based in Switzerland, ProtonMail is a zero-access server, meaning the company  has no access to your passwords or emails. This protects you from information leaks and NSA snooping, which is great, but what  about the phishing techniques I mentioned earlier? These are stopped by nice, dual-password feature that ProtonMail uses to lock out hackers. After analyzing at their source code and working with their software for some time, I have decided that ProtonMail is as secure as it gets.

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Stay secure!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The Cooper Mystery

As it is the anniversary of the D.B. Cooper hijacking today, I thought it fitting that I write something to enlighten you about a mystery that is quickly being forgotten.

As I said, most people appear to have forgotten the D.B. Cooper hijacking that took place on November 24, 1971. Allow me to summarise the event for you:

On November 24, 1971, a man identifying himself only as 'Dan Cooper' got on a Boeing 727 flight in
Portland, Oregon. He sat in the back row of the plane. After sitting through around half the flight, his face hidden by his dark sunglasses, he called over a stewardess and handed her a note, stating that he had a bomb and was taking over the plane. He said he wanted $200,000 in twenty dollar bills and both a front and a back parachute. Upon receiving these items he proceed to let the passengers off the plane, and then take off again. Then he jumped out of the plane. Despite all the massive searches and investigations that have been done, a small portion of that money has ever been found, and Cooper was never caught.

I left out a few details there, but for good reason. I want to show you how they tie in to the investigation. For starters,  the FBI  found the tie that Cooper was wearing when he got on the plane. They searched it for DNA but somehow found none until recently. So that was one lead that was useless. Another thing that was very important in the Cooper investigation was the parachutes he requested. He requested two very specific military grade parachutes. But despite how this narrowed down the list of suspects, the FBI could not pin down the jumper.

The FBI has a massive file on Cooper, stored in a case over 40 feet long. They are sifting through over 1,000 suspects, trying to find a man they know very little about. Their most promising lead, though one they refuse to consider, is a case built by a woman named Jo Webber. Webbers' husband Duanne confessed to  the hijacking on his deathbed and Jo has spent the years since then trying to prove it. If the Cooper case interests you I recommend you look into the case she has compiled.
The main problem with the FBI's case  is that they have ignored several important witnesses from on the plane. There were several people on the plane who were never interviewed by the FBI's investigation team. And by doing this they left out what could be crucial evidence. Other people have gone and found these witnesses in order to conduct interviews with them, but the FBI has never bothered to do the same.

I said before that only a small portion of the ransom money Cooper took was every found. To be more precise, exactly $5800 has been recovered. It was found in a small river near Vancouver, Washington by an 8 year old boy named Brian Ingram. The bills were brought to the FBI and shown to be legitimate. The FBI took possession of the bills, but Brians' family, believing that the bills were rightfully theirs, spent years in court with the FBI, only to win back a small portion of the bills.
Another interesting thing about the Cooper case is how his name came to be. When the hijacker bought his ticket for the flight that he took control of, he identified himself as Dan Cooper. After an extensive search it was found that the name may have come from the french comic book about a military parachutist named Dan Cooper. But for those of you that have already heard of the case, you will also recognise the hijacker as D.B. Cooper. This is because at the very beginning of the case a reporter misheard the FBI agent he was interviewing and published the name as D.B. rather than Dan Cooper,  and  the name stuck.

Cooper was very likely killed during the jump, seeing as he jumped from 10,000 feet and was wearing clothing that were not suitable for the storm he was in. Assumed to have fallen into the forest around his jump site, no sign of his body was every found.

If Cooper is still out there, maybe (but not likely) reading this very post, I must congratulate him on his jump. I am in no way condoning what he did, but what he did, he did well. Anyone who can do what he did has intelligence and self-discipline to be admired.

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Global warming... What I think I know

Global warming is something that humanity has been concerned with for several decades now. But do we actually know anything about it? Can we do anything to stop it? Is it even a real thing, or just a scam set in place by scientists?

To start with, I want to tell you that global warming is a real issue. An infinite amount of studies have been done showing that over time our atmosphere has been warming up. Many people will question these studies, saying that they are faked, but enough people who are not connected have done studies that show evidence proving global warming is a true concern.

Can we do anything to stop global warming? That cannot be sure. If we could determine an official cause for it, rather than just saying that it is the fault of humanity for cutting down the trees and killing the atmosphere then maybe we could. But what if there has just been an increase in solar flares? Then there is nothing we can do about it. But lets assume the scientists are right, that we have destroyed our atmosphere by killing the trees. Then we are already doing everything we can to make this right. We are planting trees and starting recycling programs so that we consume less of the materials that are protecting our atmosphere. There is nothing else we can do.

As a result of global warming we have a very big  problem. The glaciers are melting and our water levels are rising as a result. If the water levels get too high then the lower coastal regions will begin to flood and we will end up under water.

Personally, I have read a lot of studies on global warming and have found that yes, temperatures have increased, and I am willing to believe that something is happening. What it is, I cannot say for sure but I think we should all consider the possible effects of this.

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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

The world at large

A few days ago, our world was shaken when the city of Paris was attacked by the  terrorist group known as ISIS. Earlier this year, Paris was attacked by ISIS and 17 people were killed. This more recent attack was much larger and Paris lost over 100 men, women and children. This is, to say the least, a terrible tragedy. But why is this happening? ISIS is attacking the countries which are putting in the greatest resistance against itself. France so  far has been one of the greatest supporters of the war against ISIS, a service for which we are incredible.

I have heard it said that the U.S.A. has enough troops and firepower to end any war within two weeks if they were to dedicate every resource. Why has this not been put to the test? If we truly are trying to end terrorism it must be destroyed completely. ISIS and its affiliates must be destroyed. But our governments around the world are seeing the attacks in Paris and around the world and they are becoming afraid that the same thing will happen here. We need to follow the example set by France and do everything we can to end this war, despite our fears.

I mentioned on my Twitter feed that I would also like to talk about  the Syrian refugee crisis today. I only have a few things to say about this, as I do not have extensive knowledge about it. I would like to point out that there are thousands of refugees currently without homes. There is also many people and corporations like Bill Gates and Apple that have billions of dollars at their disposal and are doing nothing to end this problem. If they were to collaborate and spend a few million dollars each they would be able to house and feed thousands of refugees.  With enough sponsors, an island could even be purchases for the refugees, providing them with a home, even their own country. It disappoints me that we all talk about fixing these problems and changing the world but we do not use every available resource to resolve the issues presented to us.

This is just a quick peek at my view of these issues, things that I have noticed and wanted to point to you. If you have any ideas or opinions on this, comment below or send me a message on Twitter. Thanks for reading and remember to keep both the Paris and Syrian people in your prayers.


Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Understanding death

As it will be Remembrance Day for us Canadians tomorrow, I would like to take just a moment to remember the lives of the people who bravely fought and died in service to our country. And to those who survived the war, I thank you for your service.

Today I would like to write about something that is a very difficult subject for many of us: Death. I think it's fairly safe to say that most of us know someone who's died, and  all of us will live through a funeral for a friend or a family member. It's a terrible thing to watch someone close to us die, but do we really know what happens after that? Lets take a look.

In ancient Egyptian culture it was believed that you really could take it all with you. The Pharaohs were buried with gold, jewels, tools and sometimes servants, that were all there to help them in the afterlife. The people wanted their kings to have the best possible 'lives' when they got where they were going. The people who were not worthy of the afterlife had their hearts eaten and were not given the privilege of walking with Ra in the afterlife.

The Greeks and the Romans had very similar views of what the afterlife was like. They believed that when we die, we all go to hell. Of course there are three different categories in this version of the afterlife. The first was the fields of punishment, which was for the damned, the criminals who were to be punished. The there was Asphodel, where the souls of the people who led neutral lives were found. These people were neither punished or rewarded, they simply existed. And finally the 'heaven' of Greek and Roman mythology, Elysium. Elysium was where heroes were sent for their aftterlife, where they were eternally rewarded.

In Mexico, death is celebrated. Every year there Los Dia De Las Meros, or the day of the dead. The people celebrate the lives of their loved ones, trying to communicate with their spirits. I honestly don't know much about this so I'll leave it at that, but if you can help me out, comment below.

As a Christian, I believe that there is two ways I can go after we die. Heaven or Hell. Those who serve Christ, obey Him  and repent of their sins are forgiven are allowed to enter Heaven. Those who deny the name of Christ and turn their backs on Him, unrepentant of their sin, are giving the afterlife they themselves have asked for, one without Christ. They are punished for their sins in Hell forever.

Buddhism on the other hand, presents the idea that when you die, you are continually reincarnated until you reach a  state of neutral karma. Those who live a good life are reincarnated as higher beings, and those who live a life of sin are reincarnated as lesser creatures as punishment. What happens after the cycle of reincarnation and the reaching a perfect state, I do not know.

The final viewpoint I  want to present you with is the one that scares me most. This is the atheistic viewpoint. As atheists do not believe in God, they also do not believe in an afterlife.  They believe that when you die, you simply stop existing. You simply decompose and become part of the earth. You have no soul, and so there is nowhere for it to go. You cannot be punished or rewarded, and  your entire life is lived for nothing.

As you can see there are a number of different views of death, each  with their own ideas  to present. I cannot say for certain what happens when we leave this world, but I can tell you that there is something. I know what I believe. I hope this post has given you something to think about. Comment or tweet me your thoughts!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Water is the cause of 100% of drownings

A recent study by American scientists has shown that water accounts for 100% of drownings in the United States. After the information was presented to  the nation health committee on Thursday, it was decided that we must take action against this danger. Albert Skoff, head of the national health committee, says "Drownings are a constant danger and  concern in this country, and we must do everything we can to prevent it. With this new information about the cause of these drownings I believe there is only one course of action we can take. We will have to ban water." Skoffs' plan to ban water will involve fencing off lakes and rivers, building a giant wall to block off the oceans, and closing all water distribution plants. No information has been given regarding how rain will be eliminated, though the theory that the government controls the weather and  will stop all precipitation prevails.
The citizens of the United States are in an uproar regarding this news. "All these years I kept my kids close to such a huge danger! And they told us water was a good thing," cries one outraged mother. A middle aged pool owner is in shock, "I never would have opened a pool if I knew drowning was such an issue," he says "If I had know I would have bought an ice-cream truck"

The vote on whether or not we ban water will take place this Friday at 10 P.M. Be sure to keep informed because if the bill is passed then all water based products in your home will have to be taken to the nearest police station for disposal.

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Monday, 2 November 2015

The concept of beauty

You know what has always astounded me? The concept of beauty. There have been many beautiful women throughout history, many of which we do not know what they looked like. This is  what bothers me. See, beauty is perceived differently all over the world, and over time our concept of beauty changes. So what did these women look like? Queen Esther, Cleopatra and Marilyn Monroe. They have all been described as the most beautiful women in all  the world. Of course the only one of these that we  have seen is Marilyn Monroe. But these others, what did they look  like? There are no known descriptions of their beauty, just as there are no universal standards of beauty. Cleopatra may have been an average looking woman to our eyes. All over the world we perceive beauty every day. And yet we do not know what it truly is. From what did Shakespeare base his Juliette? What beauty was his inspiration? Beauty, I think, is something so intricate, so complex, that it is not meant for us to analyze, but simply to enjoy. So next time you see something beautiful, don't bother to  pick it apart. Try to see the big picture, a figure of beauty in this world of ours.
Another thing I've noticed about beauty is that we find new things beautiful. The things that we find the most common are the ones we find the least beautiful. For example, if you take me, a Canadian who sees snow 6 months of the year, I don't find it beautiful. But someone from Mexico, who comes up here for whatever reason, will be amazed at the beauty of the snow. It's incredible how we forget the beauty of the things we see every day. Lets try to remember the beauty in ordinary things.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Security on the internet

Being secure on the internet is no simple  task, especially in this day and age.
We live in a world where everybody has secrets, and everyone wants to know what
everyone else is hiding. The internet has become a haven for hackers, crackers
and salesmen.

Allow me to explain this last point. For years the internet has been used to
communicate, to reach people in far away places in an instant. When someone
discovered he could use it to sell product to people it changed the world. On the
positive side of things, mankind could now do all there shopping from the
luxury of their own homes.  But there was a dark side to this as well.
Advertising crept onto the net and websites began to store information, simply so
they could sell even more product to you. We will look at ways of preventing this

I talked earlier about hackers. That's right, on the internet, there are people
out there who are out to get you. Freelance, individually hired hackers who work
against individuals, and massive organizations like the hacker group Anonymous,
which does as they please, though always for a cause. These are people against
whom we need protection, and we should stop at nothing to get it.

The first thing we should look at is how anonymous are YOU online? Chances are
you use a few simple passwords, have minimal restrictions on your Facebook page
and use a simple browser like Google Chrome. I'm not saying any of this is bad,
I'm saying it could be better. Let me quickly teach you a few tips and I
guarantee you'll' feel a lot safer.

First off lets take a look at passwords. Did you know that the most popular
password is '123456'? That's really easy to crack using todays standards. Even
something like 'yellowcat12' is simple to crack. When websites give that advice
about using numbers, letters, symbols and capital letters, they are trying to
help you out. That is advice that should be followed. Another tip is to not use
words that can be found in a dictionary. Hackers use software to try all of these
words in mere minutes and can crack even the toughest passwords. I'll quickly
show you my password setting technique below using our previous example,
'yellowcat12', as a starting point:

***I would advise that you don't use birthdays or names in your passwords***

Start with: yellowcat12
Flip part of the word: wolleycat12 (I flipped the word yellow backwards)
Add some symbols: wolley_cat(12)
Add capital letters:  wOllEy_cAt(12) (I chose to capitalize vowels)

Your new password is: wOllEy_cAt(12). This is a complex enough password that it
would take years to crack. You would safely be able to use it on any number of
sites, though I would recommend making 3 or 4 such passwords. Another important
thing to note that this should never match your online banking password, which
should be at least 20 digits long and used for nothing except banking.

Now lets take a look at your social media pages. Chances are you share photos of
yourself, your kids and your family. You post about your day, and life in
general. But how much personal information do you post? Who is it visible to? If
the wrong information is visible to the wrong people, bad things can happen
because of it. So lets just take a look at our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
settings. Any social media has an option to limit who can see what you post.
There needs to be no wiggle room in these settings. No mutual friends viewing
your posts, nothing. Otherwise all  your private information is visible  to some
potentially not very friendly people.

My favorite thing about the topic of internet security is web browsers. There are
so many available that its tough to choose the right one. Personally I have two
recommendations. Tor, which is housed in Mozilla Firefox, allows access to the
DarkNet, and leaves your location and personal data completely untraceable, and
Google Chrome. This second choice is a bit more confusing. Chrome is by no means
the safest browser. But it can be, if you use it correctly. Here are the steps to
making Google Chrome a super secure way to browse the net:

1) Set DuckDuckGo as your default homepage
2) Install  Zenmate, Adblock and Ghostery as Chrome addons

That's all! Those simple settings will improve chrome drastically! DuckDuckGo, is
 a secure search engine that does not trace your data. Zenmate is an addon that
scrambles your location (also unblocking all websites at work or at school),
Adblock does just as the name implies, removing all ads from Chrome, and Ghostery
stops websites from storing and tracking your cookies (little bits of data and

My final bit of advice would be to tell Chrome not to store your passwords. If it
does, anyone can turn on your computer, click a few buttons, and have all your
passwords at their fingertips.

Good luck and stay secure!


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The credibility of the Bible

The issue of religion, and it's credibility, has been around for nearly all of history. One of the most popular, and controversial topics to date has been the Bible. Though it is arguably the most commonly printed (and stolen) books in history, a vast majority of people do not believe what is contained in its pages. Many very intelligent people have brought forth many excellent arguments against its credibility and sustain that what is published in its pages is purely fictitious. I do not believe this to be the case. It is clear to me that what is presented throughout the Bible is true
and without flaw. Today I would like to explain why.

One of the main arguments against the plausibility of the Bible is that it was written by a few men who wanted to start a religious movement. Allow me to explain the flaws in this theory. To begin with, the Bible was written over 8,000 years by many different people. Lets look just at the New Testament. It begins with four 'books' which are all written by different men on the same subject, Jesus. These men all were witnesses to the events which they wrote about and conducted careful
interviews with other people present at these events. It would have been very difficult for them to publish lies about events that people had witnessed, especially with many of those people still alive.
Another excellent argument against the Bible is that it's  impossible. And yes, many of the events that occur in the bible would be impossible, if God had not intervened. Using the resurrection of Jesus as an example, we could easily say that a man cannot come back to life after being dead three days. There are witnesses and accurate historical documents to say that Jesus was crucified and that he was buried. There are also witnesses who went to his grave to say he was not there, and many people he appeared to after his death, proving he was alive. Once again, this is proven by the writings, which, as I explained before, would have been considered heresy if written when people who had witnessed the actual events had been alive.

Perhaps the argument that I hear the most  frequently is that God simply does not exist, and therefore the Bible cannot be true. But I would like you to consider the opposite. If the points in the Bible I have presented are true, thus proving it's accuracy, how can God not exist? None of that would be possible without Him. And so I would ask you to consider this the next time you are confronted with the Gospel. And if you have any questions about it, shoot me an email:
I'd be glad to point you in the right direction.

Praying for you all,


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The End Of The World

One thing that has been on my mind a lot lately is the end of the world. Not the literal end of the world, wherein we all die and the earth is destroyed, but more so our perception of the end. There are two things about it that truly bother me. The way Hollywood sees the end of the world and the fact that we are always falsely predicting the end times. I want to talk about both of the today.
First off, I'd like to point out that the way Hollywood shows the end is very likely not what is going to happen. There won't be any aliens, or meteorites, or even zombies. Humanity will simply choke itself out. No explosions, nothing killing us all. From a completely arbitrary perspective, ignoring my religious viewpoint, if humanity is going out, it will be by our own hands. From cutting down the forests and warming the atmosphere, overcrowding, and lack of resources, that is how we are going to die, assuming God doesn't take us all first.

Second, and far more important, is the fact that we are always trying to perceive when the end will come, without realizing how impossible it is to tell. Allow me to use the Mayan calendar as my first example. The Mayan calendar expired in December 2012 and everyone believed the end had come. Why? Because some guy a few millennia ago died, or got tired of making calendars. Maybe he  didn't think they'd need to go that far in the future to begin with. The Mayans weren't psychic, how could they know when the end was?

I believe scientists influence our beliefs about end times quite a lot. They are constantly saying that there is a giant asteroid or something similar that could 'potentially' destroy the globe. Or that the sun will go out in ten billion years. Even things like the hole in the ozone layer or global warming, all lead us to believe that we are all going to die. But not matter how many theories are discredited, we always end up believing one more.  A few weeks ago there was a 'Super blood moon', and many people believed this was a sign of the end times. No one payed any attention to the fact that such a moon occurs once every 18 years. These are things we should notice, before the mass panic and hysteria begin.

Another popular belief that the end was coming occurred in the  late 1990's with the coming of 'Y2K'. The belief that humanity would be left in the dark because computers weren't programmed to mark the date past a certain point. Hello humanity?!?! Is anyone there? Do you not realize that you survived thousands, if not millions of years without this technology? And just so you know, I personally own several of these computers and every one of them works just fine. You're all just crazy. Honestly, can you imagine being that guy who built a bunker and stockpiled toilet paper for the end of the world and then nothing happened? You would look really foolish.

Psychics, however impressive, cannot predict the end either. I have two famous examples. One, John the Baptist, a disciple of Jesus Christ, who was not really psychic but was granted a vision of the end. He saw what would happen, all of it, beginning to end. But you know what he did not see? When it would happen. Because it's impossible. Jesus himself said that only God knows. Even Jesus, the son of God didn't know when it would happen. My second example, the well noted psychic Nostradamus predicted the end of the world would be in the 1900's. While this fact is often blotted out, readers of his original texts have found this to be an accurate interpretation of his writings. What we often don't realizes though, is that he predicted events occurring after this end. And while this information is not well known, nor is it easily interpreted, many Nostradamus experts have interpreted his texts in this way. Do you see the flaw in this? People doing things AFTER the end of the world? That's not even remotely possible.

In conclusion I ask one thing of you. Take a look at the world around you. Do you see it? It hasn't ended yet, despite the hundreds of times we've predicted it would. Wikipedia lists another few hundred end times predictions. I guarantee you none of them are actually the end. Our time has not yet come. We will know when it has but we cannot predict it.

Remember, you're still here, enjoy life while you can.