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By oddsox, January 2, 2012 at 11:15 am Link to this comment
@‘Bird: back at ya, Friend—“and many more..”
By Panda, January 2, 2012 at 8:41 am Link to this comment
Stop making up excuses to be afraid, this mass hysteria is likely going to be the only cause for destruction this year.
By purplewolf, January 1, 2012 at 10:31 pm Link to this comment
Many cultures have predicted the same date as the Mayans have. Some of those predictions are thousands of years old. There have been numerous shows on Discover,TLC,History and other channels in the last 2 years that have aired these programs. There have been other cullings in the past, this has been predicted by some cultures, to be another one.
By A Bird in the Hand, January 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment
And That would be $10,000 Obamney bucks oddsox! Happy New Year and many more..
By Rapalyea301, January 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm Link to this comment
Samson - You wrote: “That seems to be westerners
projecting their own Armaggedon-like visions on top of this.”
You are just jumping to conclusions. First, by what estimates to you KNOW that other civilization do not in anyway believe this. Second, by what estimates to you have that significant numbers of ‘westerners’ believe this?
“The Maya regarded katun 2-Ahau as half good and half bad, a time of uniting for a cause, but also as the katun during which came the “end of the word of God.”
And what does that mean? It is true that in previous 2-Ahau katuns there were great religious or ideological crises. Between 1500 and 1520 the Aztecs were conquered and forced to convert to Christianity.
Also in 1517 Martin Luthor started the Protestant Reformation. 256 years later, between 1756 and 1776, the ideas of liberty and the rights of countries and individuals became a growing trend and this led to the American colonies declaring independence from England.
One could say that a new era was indeed dawning, although it took a few more katuns before it could stand on its own two feet.
Quite possibly some of our most taken-for-granted beliefs, secular and religious, will begin to lose cohesiveness and credibility after 2012, paving the way for a genuinely new age.
If the Maya were right, then don’t hold your breath for the mere millennium, the year 2000, hang on for the real changes that should begin twelve years later in 2012 and culminate with katun 13-Ahau which starts in 2032.”
By Samson, January 1, 2012 at 11:05 am Link to this comment
Fascinating that its Norte America that’s being turned
BTW, as far as I know, the Mayans never said it was the
‘end of the world’. That seems to be westerners
projecting their own Armaggedon-like visions on top of
this. The Mayans instead predict that this is the end
of one great cycle, and thus the beginning of the next.
By oddsox, January 1, 2012 at 9:45 am Link to this comment
betya it’s NOT the end of the world!
$10,000 Romney bucks!