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2012?
kyupol at 2:09PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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According to the Mayan calendar, the world will end in that year.

Also there was a feature on discovery channel that claimed the same thing. The consistency that 2012 is the end of the world. Different ‘sources’ were quoted in the show including The Book of Revelation in the bible, the Qi Ching, and even the so-called ‘web bot’?

While the tabloids (often quoting nostradamus or inventing nostradamus words) and conspiracy sites like to talk about an ultimate nuclear war or a comet hitting the earth or an alien invasion, there are also more positive things said about 2012.

Such as a massive awakening of human consciousness. Some of these ‘New Age’ religions claim that the human race will ascend to a higher state of being. Some sort of a next step of evolution human race as a whole.

What is 2012 to you?

Is it just a big big hoax? Just like what these doomsayers like to say. Remember that y2k = end of the world thing?

lol its 4 more years to go. :)

And we shall see.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 2:15PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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The calender in my room ends at the end of this year. So now that's when we're all going to die.

Also:http://www.exitmundi.nl/Maya.htm
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SarahN at 2:24PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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We all die when we all die.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 2:26PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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We all die when we all die.
Don't jump to conclusions.
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Custard Trout at 2:49PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Pfft Mayans, if they were so smart, how come there are none of them left?

Wait, there is?

OH SHIT! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!

Serious version

Nah, the things about ancient Mayans is that they are ancient, as such, 2012 would have seemed like it would be the end of the world because at the time, it was really far away.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 2:54PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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They've had a ton of end of ages already, this is just another end of another age. They probably didn't feel the need to make the calendar that long for such a faroff time. Plus Nostradamus was a hack.
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Phantom Penguin at 3:20PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Because cheap newspapers, ancient people, and a long dead news story favorite are were to get the hard facts?
(I didn't mean for that to sound so prickish)

Its like in the 1950s, when they said we would have flying cars and would be living on Mars by now.
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lastcall at 3:23PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Apparently a lot of things are happening in 2012….
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Custard Trout at 3:36PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Its like in the 1950s, when they said we would have flying cars and would be living on Mars by now.

Can you explain why we don't? Apart from the fact that we buggered up?
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Chernobog at 3:42PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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The way this kind of thing is going to pick up speed by that time, I'm idly wondering if the term ‘self fulfilling prophecy’ is going to be appropriate if something does happen.

I don't feel terribly concerned, even if something is going to happen. It's just all that much reason to live today.

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enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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teedomoonstrider at 4:06PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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I could go with the “severe change in human consciousness” theory. The Shadowrun-esque theory of magic coming back would be interesting too.

Or it could just be that that's when the poles swap, maybe some s'plosions and stuff.

From what I've heard, this year's supposed to be kind of “the beginning” of that, so it'll be interesting to watch.
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7384395948urhfdjfrueruieieueue at 4:14PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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magic coming back

Wouldn't there need to have been magic in the first place?
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Red Slayer at 4:15PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Someone should edit the wiki article to include “The Stars will be right” or “WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE”/“Guess what, Time to die!”
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Priest_Revan at 4:24PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Mayans believed in rebirth when it came to calendars.

They didn't believe the world was going to end in 2012, but instead just sort of… start up again.
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teedomoonstrider at 4:29PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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magic coming back

Wouldn't there need to have been magic in the first place?
What, it's Shadowrun and the first thing I thought of. And definitely a derailment of the current topic. :o

If anything were going to happen, I wouldn't say it'd be a Tower-style murder-and-destruction change, but more of a Death-style rebirth, as stated previously. Of course if you go by prophecy the current pope should be biting it any year now, as according to the papal prophecies the next pope is the one who sees the ‘end of the world’.
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seventy2 at 5:28PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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you really can't use the bible for a date….maybe what will happen, when it happens…but not for the date….

sources?…the bible…

“Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming. ” matt 24:42

and others…..
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usedbooks at 6:18PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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I don't care about doomsday. I live every day the best I can. I used to do way too much future thinking without enough living, but few deaths of friends who are younger than me and a couple very close calls of my own put a lot of stuff into proper perspective. Every time we reach a supposed “doomsday” without the end of the world coming to pass, people quickly scurry to find sources for the next closest date for the world to end. Does it really matter? Can you do anything about it? Can it be anything aside from another pointless waste of your time and energy to dwell on?

You could be reflecting on the whole “doomsday” issue in your car tomorrow and not see that truck swerve into your lane. After that, does it really matter when “the world” ends?
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SeriousQuiche at 6:26PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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There's no point in worrying about when the world ends. It's going to happen some day and I have enough little nitpicky things I worry about, so I'm not going to worry about the end of the world. When 2012 gets here, we shall see what happens. Maybe thats when robots take over the world and put us in little pods, using us for energy, while we are trapped in a program made to look like our former society.
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crazyninny at 6:34PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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People who worry when the world is going to end have nothing to really live for.
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hpkomic at 6:37PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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2012 is the ultimate all time troll of the human race.

Lulz will result, I know that much.
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Fenn at 7:28PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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What is 2012 to you?
A number.
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bongotezz at 8:33PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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some harsh language. don't watch at work.

there's a nice scene of teller flipping though cards with dates on them where someone had predicted the end of the world. all of them have past and the world didn't end.





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ozoneocean at 8:37PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Mayans believed in rebirth when it came to calendars.

They didn't believe the world was going to end in 2012, but instead just sort of… start up again.
Reminds me of the Norse with Ragnarok and all… It's only an end of one chapter, so the next one can begin.

Ultimate ends of the world ideas seem to be mostly from a Judeo-Christian way of thinking about things…

We've got enough of that anyway for global climate catastrophes, life ending meteor strikes, being fried by the gamma ray burst from exploding supernovas, nuclear winters, global pandemics… alien invasion? lol!
 
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Salsicoruc at 10:36PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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Mayans believed in rebirth when it came to calendars.

They didn't believe the world was going to end in 2012, but instead just sort of… start up again.

I thought that's what it was, too. I heard they believed it was the end of an era signified by climate changes and/or political upheaval, but not the end of the entire world.

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DAJB at 11:26PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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you really can't use the bible for a date …
True. It makes for terrible conversation over dinner. She'll get up and leave even before you've finished your main course.

Oh, and 2012 is the London Olympics, so it probably will be a bit like the end of the world here. Transport systems will grind to a halt (even more frequently than they do now) and there will be great distress as building contractors and organisers each blame each other for the fact that none of the construction work is quite finished.
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lba at 11:31PM, Jan. 7, 2008
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I kinda just regard everything as continually restarting anyway so I don't think it'll make much of a difference. I figure, I'll either still be here and able to continue on or I'll be a big ol' wad of inert carbon. Either way I'll be content with my existent through ignorance or acceptance.

Besides, as plenty of people have already said, there's enough to be doing in the mean time that it's not worth getting too upset about while it's still in the future and can't be affected.
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lastcall at 3:42AM, Jan. 8, 2008
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I don't care about doomsday. I live every day the best I can.

Amen, usedbooks. I have the same theory. I have a shirt that has an old Irish blessing on it:

“Dance as if no one were watching,
Sing as if no one were listening,
And live every day as if it were your last.”


Also….do y'all remember Y2K? We all thought the world was going to end then, and we all laughed when it didn't. ;)
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AQua_ng at 9:07AM, Jan. 8, 2008
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Forget 2012, we're all going to die this May due to some scientists wanting to make some sort of ‘God particle’.

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Flamen Tenebrarum at 10:43AM, Jan. 8, 2008
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My brother theorizes - I don't exactly know why - that all plastic things will disappear in 2012. My brother is twenty years old.

This doesn't mean I think nothing will happen. But I take the topic too seriously to discuss it in a forum, especially while I cannot be perfectly sure of anything.

(I don't think the world will end. But if it does I won't miss it.)

Lastcall: I'm not sure what you mean by “we all”, but I didn't expect the world to end then, and I didn't laugh when it didn't.
Why, nothing has happened to me. I am the one happening here.
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Inkmonkey at 12:23PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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The only thing we have to fear from 2012 is all the fuckwits out there who are going to go batshit when the 21st of December hits and decide to vent their frustration the All American way: bullets.

All I"m saying is: avoid public places on that day.
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