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Title: 2012
Post by: SuzyQ7248 on August 28, 2009, 03:44:49 pm
Has anyone heard about the end of the world coming in 2012? What are peoples thoughts on that? Premise behind it is that the Mayan calendar ends in 2012 implying the end of civilizations. Other people believe in the end of the world coming in different ways as well. Thought?
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: dreamyxo on August 28, 2009, 03:49:32 pm
Yes 2012 will definitely be the end of the world for some people.  I think the theories are interesting and hopefully I will still be alive to see what's going to happen.   People have been predicting the end of the world since it began who knows this time they may be right this time they may be wrong again.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: bldrdev on August 28, 2009, 03:52:53 pm
Has anyone heard about the end of the world coming in 2012? What are peoples thoughts on that? Premise behind it is that the Mayan calendar ends in 2012 implying the end of civilizations. Other people believe in the end of the world coming in different ways as well. Thought?

  The end of time is when God decides.  If you believe the Bible, read Revelation.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: samrhett2 on August 28, 2009, 04:10:39 pm
bldrdev,
I agree.  However, it is interesting that you posted this because my 9 year old and I recently have watched a few Discovery or History Channel shows about this and it has him freaked out.  I have to keep reminding him of what bldrdev said.  I think the shows we watched featured some scholars which stated that they believed that the Mayans kind of believed in the beginning and end of time periods, not necessarily the end of time.  The end of the Mayan calendar was supposed to usher in a new era, not the end of the world, but then I don't really think there are any Mayans left to confirm that.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: PMZ908 on August 28, 2009, 04:24:53 pm
2012... Now there is a thought. That in my opinion, is when the Zombie Apocalypse will begin. Are we prepared? Will we survive? I suspect that we are all in for a very difficult time. I am preparing myself for this unlikely, yet factual event which is about to hit us all in four years time.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: jaymz462 on August 28, 2009, 04:59:25 pm
2012... Now there is a thought. That in my opinion, is when the Zombie Apocalypse will begin. Are we prepared? Will we survive? I suspect that we are all in for a very difficult time. I am preparing myself for this unlikely, yet factual event which is about to hit us all in four years time.

Now we're talking!  It'd be fun, provided I survive.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: Moptsp on August 28, 2009, 05:07:42 pm
The mayan's worshiped time, right?

The way I look at time:
I don't think time even exists the way we think it. What you think as the past is no different than the present or future. You only take it as the past because your brain has the ability to "Record" the changes in energy. You take the present as "now", but "now" doesn't exist to you because "now" has to happen before you know it. You take the future as then/unknown, because your brain doesn't have the ability to know it.

I think you may be able to predict the future, if and only if the future is one string, thus meaning "fixed" in one direction.
But I'm not sure of that.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: aimeerose00 on August 28, 2009, 07:43:33 pm
Haha. No, I don't believe the world will end in 2012 (well, maybe it will if Obama is elected for 4 more years -- just kidding). People have been predicting the end of the world since the beginning of time. Please don't lose any sleep over this. We will not see the world end in our lifetime.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: Graeth on August 28, 2009, 09:24:17 pm
"We're doomed! Every year we're doomed!!"
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: samrhett2 on August 28, 2009, 09:32:25 pm
Yeah, I remember when I was a teenager, I went to the movie to see something called The Late, Great, Planet Earth.  It was about the predictions of Nostradamas. sp?  The world was going to end really soon.  That was in the 70's.  I do remember it freaked me out.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: florezitta10 on August 28, 2009, 09:37:43 pm
I have to admit it did freak me out... when i saw it on the discovery ch. it still kinda crosses my mind every once in a while. who knows.. i hope its juss another y2k
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: mc1962 on August 29, 2009, 12:00:03 am
OK, first it was 1984, then it was 1999, then it was Y2K...........now its 2012?  The end will come when it is HIS  will.  :BangHead:
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: eSineM on August 29, 2009, 04:00:31 am
Another scare tactic  :-X
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: AmyTrivitt on August 29, 2009, 11:15:06 am
Well, I will be sleeping so let it come!! What happened to 2000? Are we still here?
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: PMZ908 on August 29, 2009, 11:33:52 am
 :-X
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: klutzycutie on August 29, 2009, 12:10:21 pm
in my opinion i dnt believe it will end

everyone thought in 2000 that the computers would crash

and everything would go crazy

but thats not the case at all now as we see.

again i dnt think the world will be ending

if so then how??
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: home_teachin on August 29, 2009, 01:10:37 pm
Who cares what the Mayans believed? I'm sure there were plenty of past cultures that thought they knew when the world would end. Why obsess over this one?
When the world will end or when the human race will go extinct is unknowable. People base it on whatever belief system they have. Whether it's a religion or they believe in psychics, Nostradamus, or Edgar Cayce etc. It's still all guesswork based on myths and supernatural nonsense.
If you want to worry about something that could end us, worry about global warming. There is actually some Science behind that theory.
Personally, I don't think we have to worry about "saving the Earth" it will be fine once we are gone.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: Mojoshog on August 29, 2009, 01:28:59 pm
Anyone seen the trailer for the movie "2012". Some wild scenes in there. I guess we won't have to worry about a sequel though.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: liljp617 on August 29, 2009, 10:04:12 pm
Let's see...

1)  The end of the world has been predicted countless numbers of times throughout history, and has always been false

2)  The Mayans simply stopped making calendars for the future.  I don't see why that concept is so difficult to grasp for some people.

in my opinion i dnt believe it will end

everyone thought in 2000 that the computers would crash

and everything would go crazy

but thats not the case at all now as we see.

again i dnt think the world will be ending

if so then how??

The Y2K stuff was very exaggerated and ridiculous (to the point that it was blown up to be the end of the world, which was never really proposed), but in the IT world, it was a legitimate concern.  Those watching over the computers could not reach a consensus on whether the computers would, internally, be able to make the change over into a new century.  

Given that just about everything in 2000 relied on computers in some form, this was something to be concerned with.  Not to the point that the general public exaggerated it, but for those who would be managing the computers in the event that the turnover was unsuccessful, it was a big deal.

bldrdev,
I agree.  However, it is interesting that you posted this because my 9 year old and I recently have watched a few Discovery or History Channel shows about this and it has him freaked out.  I have to keep reminding him of what bldrdev said.  I think the shows we watched featured some scholars which stated that they believed that the Mayans kind of believed in the beginning and end of time periods, not necessarily the end of time.  The end of the Mayan calendar was supposed to usher in a new era, not the end of the world, but then I don't really think there are any Mayans left to confirm that.

Silly theories about the Mayans freak your kid out and you plan on letting him in on the paranoid, fear mongering rantings of a hermetical lunatic in Revelations?  Perhaps you should wait until he's older...
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: jnjmolly on August 29, 2009, 10:41:00 pm
how many times have we heard the "end of the world" stories.  You never know what is gonna happen....Especially 2 years from now!
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: AirforceSS on August 30, 2009, 07:35:51 am
Can someone delete this topic? Now your scaring ME!
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: AirforceSS on August 30, 2009, 07:39:01 am
I was reading that in a million years or so earth is going to be hit by another planet in our solar system.
The sun will eventally swallow this earth when it becomes a red giant.
People get over it. It is just how it is

At least I won't be around for THAT! It's my decendants problem! YAY!
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: johndavis on August 30, 2009, 08:40:46 am
The world isnt going to end.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: johndavis on August 30, 2009, 08:41:39 am
1..................
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: SoontobeLane36 on August 30, 2009, 12:53:06 pm
Only God knows when that day will be and I'm not worried about it because I can't do anything about it when it happens. All I do know is that I am one of the saved who will be raptured before it all ends.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: dream420believer on August 30, 2009, 06:33:35 pm
As there are so many answers to this question that have already been said, the same goes on in every conversation that i have heard from people. Some tell me yes by the mayans but like what alot of you have said we survived all the other times the world was going to come to an end. We're all just to have to ride it out and let whatever happens happen. Anything is possible and most likely nothing will happen at all.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: vlsm23 on August 30, 2009, 08:20:15 pm
I dont think anything will happen.  If it does, oh well, there's nothing we can do to stop it if what is predicted is true. 
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: goldensoul on August 30, 2009, 10:49:37 pm
the collective consciousness of the earth is determined by the hearts of the individual inhabitants. scare tactic? could be...... whatever happens though remember that love sets you on a different vibration.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: bigben151 on August 31, 2009, 01:19:29 am
I personally think the mayan calender will just restart on 12/22/2012 ... i just hope the movie is good. too bad john cusack is the lead
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: geethasharan on August 31, 2009, 05:45:06 am
Only the people who are pessimistic take that as always ended ,if there is a will their is a way because we the mankind survived for millions of years
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: discardedheart on August 31, 2009, 04:41:14 pm
OK, first it was 1984, then it was 1999, then it was Y2K...........now its 2012?  The end will come when it is HIS  will.  :BangHead:

yeah, i pretty much agree.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: tumaramarie on October 01, 2009, 11:48:38 am
I am not worried about the world ending today....Because in Australia....It is already tomorrow...The same goes for 2012...I will believe when I see it... :bootyshake:
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: PMZ908 on October 01, 2009, 02:02:49 pm
 :o
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: Shutmeup3030150 on October 02, 2009, 09:13:52 am
I think its complete crap, everyone thought 6/6/06 would be the end too. But all that happened that day was AFI had their new CD come out.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: gesus on October 02, 2009, 11:46:49 am
this flim looks great but the plot is going to suck forsure , and as for the actual 2012 im not scarred into it , yes theyve been trying to figure out when is time going to end since it began , but the answer is No One will  ever find out lol NO ONE ...because GOD has figured each loop hole in ur thinking , thats Why you dont see us in time machines , or having magical powers ,  yes we can make wepaons to maybe cause a 2012 effect but as for predicting a actual date .... nah , live your lives people
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: nssbm117 on October 02, 2009, 01:15:04 pm
Its a myth. The mayans just think that cycle is ending. What happens after a cycle? a new one starts.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: jfreay on October 05, 2009, 12:06:46 pm
I think the Mayans were killed or died of illness and never got a chance teach the next geration the skills required to continue calender and that is why it only goes to 2012. Remember the new millennium the year 2000 people thought the world would end then. I believe the human race will end by its own doing or a Celestial Event.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: cynybiny68 on October 05, 2009, 12:11:26 pm
The end will come when He says it comes and not a minute sooner.  You'd better be prepared.
Title: Re: 2012
Post by: lankrypt0 on October 05, 2009, 12:17:05 pm
The end will come when He says it comes and not a minute sooner.  You'd better be prepared.

But I said that day was last week and nothing happened! You were talking about me, right?