The countdown to destruction has begun… again. Yes, it’s that time folks, just like 2004, 2001, 2000, and 1997, the world will end on December 21, 2012. Oh yes, it’s time to be afraid, again.This time is different. It’s not at all like those other doomsday predictions, this one is based on the ancient Mayan calendar, so it must be right. THE TIME IS NOW to buy books written to teach you about the apocalypse, how to survive it, and of course, how to repent your sins just in time to go to heaven.Did I mention buying things?Sure, the movie looks good, but so did End Of Days back in 1999.To all people who swallow this stuff as more than just fun fiction, over and over, American Atheists has a question: do you want to buy a bridge? As with all fake Doomsday predictions, this one will fade, not grow, as the dreaded day comes near. That’s because it’s more profitable to talk about doom in the 2-3 year time frame, as opposed to the 2-3 month time frame, because the fools who bought your merchandise will remember it in months, but will forget about it in years.Ahh yes, fools — the victims of doomsayers for eons. Well, my friends, this day is for you. Happy December Fool’s Day!On December 22, 2012, after the world has not exploded, or been hit by a meteor, or been overcome by aliens, we will have a party just to make fun of the people who wasted time, stress, and money on this non-event, and we will immediately reset the clock for the next predicted end-of-the-world — and there will be a next one.