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Old December 21 2012, 03:57 AM   #16
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Re: Mayan Apocalypse

As an Atheist, I respectfully say, "Nah."
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Old December 21 2012, 04:03 AM   #17
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Still 8 hours away. Hmm, I'll be on the bus on my way home from work when it happens. Oh well, as good a place as any.

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Old December 21 2012, 04:18 AM   #18
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For those too thick to figure out that the world isn't ending in the next 24 hours (as opposed to those having fun with the meme, as we all do)... Well, the 144000-day Mayan calendar has ended twelve times previously (the one ending tomorrow is the 13th), & the world is still here... I'm gonna go out on a limb and say on December 22d the 14th calendar will start. just like a new western calendar starts every January 1st. And the changes between Julian and Gregorian calendars hadn't happened - but, then again, the whole "doomsday prophecy" thing was made up by a gold-digging German junkie in a trashy wannabe-Castaneda paperback in 1975. And not by the Mayans...
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Old December 21 2012, 04:23 AM   #19
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Re: Mayan Apocalypse

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And I don't think it is a good idea to treat apocalypse rudely. Please refrain from doing so, to avoid jinxing things for everyone. Maybe if we're courteous, it will turn around and leave.
Ah, shit! I knew that posting on TrekBBS was bad for me, but I had no idea. Hey everyone, sorry for the whole destroying the Earth and killing everyone you love thing by making a joke about sleeping in. My bad. Forgive me?
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Old December 21 2012, 04:37 AM   #20
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I became a Scientologist this morning just for the apocalypse. I'll renounce them tomorrow. Anyway, eggnog helps the end of the world go down.
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Old December 21 2012, 04:51 AM   #21
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The only reason the Mayan calander ended on the 21st was that everybody popped out to get the last of their xmas shopping done and they just forgot about it.
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Old December 21 2012, 04:59 AM   #22
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For those too thick to figure out that the world isn't ending in the next 24 hours (as opposed to those having fun with the meme, as we all do)... Well, the 144000-day Mayan calendar has ended twelve times previously (the one ending tomorrow is the 13th), & the world is still here... I'm gonna go out on a limb and say on December 22d the 14th calendar will start. just like a new western calendar starts every January 1st. And the changes between Julian and Gregorian calendars hadn't happened - but, then again, the whole "doomsday prophecy" thing was made up by a gold-digging German junkie in a trashy wannabe-Castaneda paperback in 1975. And not by the Mayans...
Actually, I won't know with certainty that the world isn't going to end until after the next 24 hours has passed. Then again, I'm not worried about the Earth. I'm convinced she'll survive as she has for billions of years. I'm more worried for the billions of people and all other life forms inhabiting the Earth. But if the whole "doomsday prophecy" idea was conceived of long after those darned Spanish Conquistadors all but did the Mayans in, then I'll be cheering on December 22nd at 12:00 PM (or I'll wait until after I get up the next day). Until then, I'll be praying for the me and the rest of the 6 and a half billion other people on this planet before going to sleep.

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And I don't think it is a good idea to treat apocalypse rudely. Please refrain from doing so, to avoid jinxing things for everyone. Maybe if we're courteous, it will turn around and leave.
Ah, shit! I knew that posting on TrekBBS was bad for me, but I had no idea. Hey everyone, sorry for the whole destroying the Earth and killing everyone you love thing by making a joke about sleeping in. My bad. Forgive me?
Actually, the bad part was using the word "stupid" and the f-word, and apocalypse in the same sentence. I think we should be more worried about nature forgiving us. I know I am.

But I'll tell you what: if tomorrow passes by without a hitch, you can consider yourself forgiven. I'm just thinking that since we are probably all but helpless to stop any disaster tomorrow physically, maybe we can prevent it spiritually instead, by being nice, courteous, and well behaved. The way I see it, it can't hurt!
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Old December 21 2012, 05:32 AM   #23
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Now's probably a better time than ever:
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Old December 21 2012, 05:33 AM   #24
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Old December 21 2012, 05:51 AM   #25
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The world actually ended when somebody at MTV sat in a programming meeting and said: "A show about colossally stupid, drunk and trashy Italian-American stereotypes living in New Jersey? That could be a breakout hit. LET'S DO IT!"

I also blame the Numa Numa kid.
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Old December 21 2012, 06:32 AM   #26
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Mean joke to play on anyone that believes today is the end of days: Ruffle up some clothes, toss them on your front porch, call and tell that you need them t come over, something really amazing has happen, mid sentence scream "OH MY GOD IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL!" cut the line, hide in bushes and wait to see reaction when they arrive and see you've been raptured.

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The world actually ended when somebody at MTV sat in a programming meeting and said: "A show about colossally stupid, drunk and trashy Italian-American stereotypes living in New Jersey? That could be a breakout hit. LET'S DO IT!"

I also blame the Numa Numa kid.
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Old December 21 2012, 06:36 AM   #27
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Zing.

Or should I say....*splash*.
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Old December 21 2012, 06:50 AM   #28
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Why worry anyway? The Doctor will just open the Pandorica, climb in, fly it into the heart of the exploding TARDIS, and reboot the universe...see nothing worry about.
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Old December 21 2012, 09:42 AM   #29
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I'm more worried for the billions of people and all other life forms inhabiting the Earth. But if the whole "doomsday prophecy" idea was conceived of long after those darned Spanish Conquistadors all but did the Mayans in, then I'll be cheering on December 22nd at 12:00 PM (or I'll wait until after I get up the next day). Until then, I'll be praying for the me and the rest of the 6 and a half billion other people on this planet before going to sleep.
The western world created the apocalypse via hype over the fact the mayan calender ended on this date and there was abiguity as to whether "life carried on". Read this link:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...cient-science/

According to INAH's Gallaga, this structure of Maya texts is what has confused modern minds, given our penchant for literal, straightforward reading.
Even if the Monument 6 inscription refers to a god coming down at the end of Bak'tun 13, it isn't a statement about the end of the world, he said.
"They are writing in a more poetic sense, saying, Well, on the 21st of December 2012, the god is going to come down and start a new cycle and the old world is going to die and the new world is going to be reborn—just to make it more poetic."
(Read about the rise and fall of the Maya in National Geographic magazine.)
Saturno, the Boston University archaeologist, agreed that the reference to a specific date is clear in Monument 6, but added that "there's no text that follows and says, Herein will be the end of the world, and the world will end in fire. ... That's not anywhere in the text."
(Related video: Surviving 2012—Preparation.)
Rather, Saturno said, the hype around 2012 stems from dissatisfied Westerners looking to the ancients for guidance, hoping that peoples such as the Maya knew something then that could help us through difficult times now.
In any case, even if the ancient inscriptions explicitly predicted the end of the world, Saturno wouldn't be worried, given the Maya track record with long-range prophecy.
"They didn't see [their] collapse coming. They didn't see the Spanish conquest coming."
They found additional calendars recently which showed at least another six thousand years, and some extend well beyond that.

So no need to panic. Have faith.
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Old December 21 2012, 09:56 AM   #30
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What really gets to me is some people to seem to give this actual thought.
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