Doomsday 2012 delayed: Apocalypse postponed to 2017? Really?

A man takes part in a ceremony to celebrate the end of the Mayan cycle known as Bak'tun 13 and the start of the Maya new age, on December 21, 2012, at Bogota's main square, Colombia. (AFP)

With December 21, 2012, passing by without a hitch, and even the ‘rescheduled’ Armageddon – for today, December 24, 2012 – not showing any real signs of disaster (unless you consider yesterday’s retirement announcement by Sachin Tendulkar as a sign of the impending tragedy), doomsayers now have a new date for annihilation – and it’s… January 1, 2017. 

These guys never get tired of making these fraud predictions, do they? 

Moreover, they want us to believe this nonsense despite Nasa busting 11 myths about the Mayan Doomsday 2012, for not just a few but another 300 billion years.

Yesterday, it was archaeologist Carmen Rojas of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology & History, who kept our interest alive by ‘revealing’ that the doomsday had been rescheduled for today, Monday, December 24, 2012. 

That, as expected, has been passing by pleasantly. 

This time, there is this brotherhood by the name of ‘Sword of God’ (cool nomenclature, eh?) that is reckoning that the day of reckoning (pun intended) is now postponed to January 1, 2017. 

Someone, please, give, me, a, break! 

While Rojas at least explained his theory (however ridiculous) – that the 2-day difference emanates from the Mayan calendar not corresponding to the modern Gregorian or Western calendar down to the day – the new doomsayers have no such explanation to offer. Just a new date – yes, that’s January 1, 2017. 

Someone even came up with a theory suggesting that it all had to do with Korean pop star Psy's 'Gangnam Style' video hitting a billion views on popular video site YouTube.

There are some claiming that the doomsday has mived even further afield, to 2023, while still others are suggesting that the apocalypse may be off by an entire century. 

Brilliant – at least that way, those that are claiming it won’t have to eat crow after the D-day passes by. None of us old enough to read and understand this article are going to be around then to tell them (who won't be there either) that they were wrong!