Here’s Hoping the Mayans are Right

For those of you who are not a part of The-World-Is-Going-To-End-And-I-Will-Tell-You-The-Exact-Day crowd, who, by the way, have been wrong every time, the Mayan Calendar ends tomorrow, Friday December 21st. Some believe, especially those in extreme rapture ready Christian circles, that the world is coming to an end… even thought the Mayans themselves don’t believe that. But who is counting on the actual people with the calendar to accurately assess their predictability?

In either case, Brenda (my wife) and I are holding an End of the World Party tonight for our friends. It’s not a theme party, it’s a party with our close friends just in case the Mayans, er, the extreme rapture ready crowd, is right. Here’s hoping they are!

Humanity has had a good run. Whether 100 billion years or 6,000, we’ve been around long enough. Things are really starting to go down the tube anyway. I personally feel like I’ve had a good run too. I’ve been faithful, given all I can, and am tired of being a punching bag for those who don’t understand the tenants of a bridge builder (which will be discussed in an upcoming series). Thus, it’s time to go out in a blaze of glory!

So tonight I hope you join me in celebrating your life, have some fun with friends and family, and keep you fingers crossed that the Mayans were right. Hope to not see you tomorrow…

What are your thoughts about the end of the world? Do you want it to come in your lifetime?

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).