Countdown until the end of life

United States
November 21, 2012 11:12pm CST
Well the countdown has begun. I am watching a news special on the end of the world scheduled for December 21, 2012. The Mayan calendar is the theme and the narrator is exploring all the possibilities for the end. From a meteor crashing into earth and destroying it to other catastropic events we are expected to anxiously await the approaching date. I remember the last date the end was predicted. Midnight 1999 to the year 2000. The computers were expected to crash and all kinds of other events were forcast. Thankfully, none of those events occured. I'm thinking that of the 3,000 plus books that were written about the Mayan calendar that none will have correctly predicted what will occur on December 21, 2012. Do you think the day will pass an uneventfully as midnight 1999?
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@Scholera (57)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
23 Nov 12
Well I'm sold. Instead of paying my rent this month, I'm going to hold an End of the World party, with lots of vodka, unhealthy food and REM's It's the End of the World as We Know it on a loop. But even better, I made a bet with a friend that the world will not end in December - it's a no lose situation for me, because if it doesn't end, then I collect, but if it does end, I don't pay out :D
23 Nov 12
This comment right here..... Perfection.
• United States
23 Nov 12
Love it...and your friend loses the bet and your rent is still paid. I think you have covered all the angles...go out with a bang or wake up to the same of world with a whole new attitude and the rent paid for another month. It is definitely a win-win for you.
• Australia
23 Nov 12
i heard it before that the end of the world is coming,scientologist is just predicted.nobody knows when is the end of the world but i do believe that the end of the world is near...so its better to start cleaning all our mess we've done1 goodluck everyone
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• United States
23 Nov 12
Yes, I was reading on another discussion that asked about the consummation of the age and gave some Bible verses that indicate that these could be the last days. The discussion differed because the writer was really asking about how the church members are acting rather than referencing a specific date for the end of the world. I know one fact is true, by December 21, 2012 we'll know for certain.
• United States
23 Nov 12
I am not sure what I think about all of that. On one hand I think it's just hogwash! But then I think they may have been very intuitive people and it is actually possible that something significant could happen on that day, but I do not think it is the end of the world. Not yet...
• United States
23 Nov 12
Thanks macdingolinger...look forward to more discussion December 22, 2012.
@rotloi2 (321)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 12
i think mayan people itself predicted it was not end of the world. end of the world is out of every man word.. it may only theory. who ever wanted to talk about end of the world ..there were many predictions ..it like 10 and more than 10 predictions foretold were negative. the possibility for this 1 will be the same
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• United States
23 Nov 12
I don't think the world will end on December 21, but I sure think something is happening with all the disasters, the wars, the increase in crime here in the U.S.
• India
22 Nov 12
Hi friend, i don't believe this kind of predictions. As you mentioned the previous predication don't take place, then the new one is also in this sort. We will be active here after December 21 and do our works properly. So don't worry about this count down
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• United States
23 Nov 12
Yes, I plan to be on mylot that day and for days after!I'll still keep looking for the redemption of mankind though!
@vernaC (1491)
• Romania
22 Nov 12
I dont want to make a countdown, it's depressing specially if were not yet ready. Maybe I'll just get myself busy mylotting to avoid stressing myself about this. I still belive that the world will end but when it will happen, God only knows. But if this will happen on the said date, I just wish to be with my family on that day.
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• United States
22 Nov 12
I remember the book entitled '88 reasons Christ will return in 1988' and the fear that it caused a lot of people who really weren't ready for the world to end. The date passed and the author set another. I'm guessing the book sales were lucrative enough to try to bring in even more. Then came the century switch and doomsday predictions. Well, here is another. I guess that the predictions in and of themselves are a predictor of the end because the Bible says that the last days people will predict the end.
• Greece
22 Nov 12
I'm not counting and I am not going to be a victim of the writers of this Mayan calendar. The Mayans were blood letting savages and don't deserve an audience. What a pity it would be if people took the 21st of December prediction to heart and missed all the joy of the Christmas Season just as it is beginning to climax. The only countdown I would practice is opening the little doors on an Advent Calendar. Have very Happy Christmas!
• United States
22 Nov 12
The commercialization of the event is what disgusts me. I'm guessing that thousands of dollars profit have been generated over hyping this event. I love those little countdown to Christmas gadgets and certainly that is a better countdown than the one to end civilization.
@sharone74 (4838)
• United States
22 Nov 12
Firstl allow me to point out that January 1, 2000 for those with their head in the sand who did not get around to downloading the patch that changed years into four digit numbers as opposed to only representing the latter two years, the first of January 2000 was not as quiet and uneventful for them as you may think. Furthermore the biologists,meteorologists, paelientologists, anthropologists, and other "ists" who are predicting a dire future for humanity are not just talking out the side of their necks. There is geological, historical, and anthropological information which they have only recently discovered which leads them to believe that this is a cyclic occurence which reduces our technologically advanced 2500 year old civilizations to the dark ages from which humanity struggles back to the unhealthy, lazy, wasteful, wanton, and uncaring "evolved" beings that we are now. before being set back again and again. I think something will happen come December 21st, but I doubt that it wil be any of their popular scenarios as the universe is filled with infinite possibilities, the barest few of which we even begin to comprehend let alone envision.
• United States
22 Nov 12
Sharone74 you have certainly provided me with things to consider. I hadn't heard about the 'ists' predictions. I do know that history seems to be cyclical in nature and that societies that follow a certain path seem to rise and fall along that continuum. Be interesting to see which occurs first in the U.S. Our society demise because of following this continuum or a catastrophic event that changes life as we know it. I guess I'll go with the collapse of society theory.
@dragon54u (31632)
• United States
22 Nov 12
I taped a special on FOX news, that may be the one you watched. I haven't watched it yet, I have till December 21, after all! I don't think the world will end on 12/21 but I don't discount the possibility. I read a book long ago about how the world completely flips every few million years and its poles change, it was a fascinating and exciting book and there are people that say it is possible. Maybe that's what the Mayans anticipated. The Bible says it will take years for civilization to end and in that way, I think the end of the world, at least for humankind, is in progress. I doubt it ends with a bang in December but my mind is open for different theories.
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• United States
22 Nov 12
Yes, it was the FoxNews special that I was watching. I think that the 'poles changing' theory is definitely a possibility. I heard of two different earthquakes in the past that scientists claim moved the earth off its axis. If more quakes of these magnitude continue perhaps the axis change will cause polar changes. Who knows? The only bang to end life as we know it, would be the detonation of a nuclear weapon. I know that description is in the Bible, don't really remember the exact circumstances referenced. The writer describes flesh falling off with burning and to me that is a result of nuclear detonation and an attempt by a writer to describe an event that he cannot conceive.
• Philippines
22 Nov 12
No it's not the end of the world.The world itself no end.This is just the beginning of the end.There's more to come.Mayan worship pagans please rely what the scripture says about the end of life. True that we are in the last days on Earth.We are going to witness many kinds of disaster,calamities or apocalyptic events as what the HOLY BIBLE says.Instead repent and pray sincerely cuz he is coming.
• United States
22 Nov 12
Actually I believe the Bible does speak about calamities and plagues and such increasing in the last days. I see a dramatic increase in the reports of earthquakes since I was a kid. But I really think that man is causing a whole lot of those because of the oil companies fracking the wells to produce more natural gas and oil. One only need to listen to media reports of the 'rumblings' in the Middle East to know that without divine intervention one of those guys is gonna release 'the big one' and bring a quick end to life as we know it. Imagine the destruction should one of the rogue nations release a nuclear weapon. That, to me, would be the end.