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In just over a month the world will end....

  1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
    Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago

    Many people seem to have some sort of faith in this? The Mayan calender many believe predicts the end of the world. (others believe they just stopped counting). I would be interested in knowing what your beliefs are, and if you are a believer how do you justify the belief and how are you planning for the end of the world?

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      *SIGH* It's not gonna happen, people!!

      Same crap, different year. Remember Harold Camping, the TV evangelist who predicted the world would end in 2011? He even had squadrons of his faithful Kool-Aid Kids selling their homes and all their possessions so they could drive around the country in RV's passing out doomsday literature. Then the date Old Weird Harold had prophesied came and went, and he said "Whoops, sorry, I forgot to carry the two" and predicted a second date later in 2011. When that one also came and went without incident, he wisely said "Ummm, I think I'll just shut up now."

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        Kathryn LJposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSZ2by7M9Nl

        This about sums it all up.

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          Kathryn LJposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Dam, it's unavailable - Peter Cook and Dudley Moore end of the world sketch.  Find your own link, it's worth it.

    2. ElSeductor profile image60
      ElSeductorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      #1  The date cannot be correct, as the Mayans didn't account for leap years. 

      #2  Archaeologists found more calendars.  We have about 10,000 more years before those calendars run out of time.  Sorry folks.  You gotta keep living.

      R

      1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
        Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Even when all of the calenders end though? Is that it? Or just because someone stopped counting is the earth doomed?

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      Justsilvieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well we are working on a well, solar panels and the 12 foot zombie proof fence just in case we survive the date and you all "turn".

      I do have to admit even though I don't believe it and am one who prepared for 2000 by filling a bathtub with water, I did give the "what if" a thought or two when the news flashed "Giant solar flare erupts" across the screen without catching the whole story...

      1. Heather Tripp profile image81
        Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I left a small hole in one section of my fence so that I can sneak one Zombie through it.. I think I'd like to have one as a pet. Perhaps I can teach him a few tricks. I will name him George.

        ;-)

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          Justsilvieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Remember you have to cut off the arms and remove the teeth and jaws or they can get ya.

        2. DrMark1961 profile image92
          DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Why not get a nice zombie dog? No one will look at you strangely when you buy brains and entrails at the supermarket--just tell them it is for your dog´s raw food diet.

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            Justsilvieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            hmmmm makes me wonder... if they bite my beagle or lab will they turn?

    4. LauraVerderber profile image86
      LauraVerderberposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The calendar ends there because they ran out of room. Scientists found a second stone that continues the Mayan calendar by the way. Just another case of Chicken Little.

    5. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Matt, I know you, for sure, don't believe in it! smile smile smile

      1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
        Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thats right wink

    6. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What if it does?  What if it doesn't?  I live in the now.  Carpe Diem!  (Seize the Day).  If the whole world does end someday, how are you supposed to "prepare" for everything going "ka-boom?!"  You don't.  It will all be gone.  No point to "preparations."
      Just live your life, be a good person, and do what you do...never mind the doomsday-sayers!

    7. twosheds1 profile image61
      twosheds1posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If it really is the end of the world, there's no sense planning for it.

      But it's all BS. A myth.

    8. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A famous man once said that the world was going to end on a specific day and at a specific time.  For him, it did!

      1. Castlepaloma profile image20
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Too bad the Self Fulfilling Prophecy dose not always work on just themselves, that makes one less idiot in this world.

        Sometimes they convince a whole ship of fools to also.

    9. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "In just over a month the world will end . . ." seems kinda' prophetic to me, unless one uses the concept of hubpages as a or the point of documentation with its form of Star Date, like that of olden Star Trek episodes. Not usually venturing into the forums, time and all that, etiquette too, I ask forgiveness of manners if I do not return to see what was writ as wrote when seen upon surmise and sunrise. I'm in a mood, which seems of late to be more odd, much less soaring, more like walking 3.1mph. Oh, moods are significant, although the sentence preface did make the difference when all was counted, being near normal, yet maybe a bit of hypo and less manic. Excuse me I did not say maniac, forget the 'A' since there are so many. I know crazy talk. Apologies offered.

      Quoting Matthew Kirk;

      "Many people seem to have some sort of faith in this? The Mayan calender many believe predicts the end of the world. (others believe they just stopped counting). I would be interested in knowing what your beliefs are, and if you are a believer how do you justify the belief and how are you planning for the end of the world?"

      Attempting to wander through the wilderness, (nope - not a previous reply to that hubber either), that little bit of this and that is really complex and simple too. Key words in one view is the meta-level communication of what is presented. Not an expert, yet pondering I see something of this and that, (seeking the 'Sphinx' of old at times offers much to those just arriving).

      People have faith. Forget the 'this' and focus on the first. Believe of the world. No need for Parenthetical thought, hugs not needed, yet appreciated, where did that come from - I dun'no, the Crazy man they call me a hub it seems.

      Next, 'interested' or appreciating or increasing in value with worth knowing 'beliefs are - a believer' (Note: "-" is a hyphen and not a minus) while seeking "justification" of belief while planning the world. I presume not a point of law, being more so searching for reasoning as an action following a cause seeking an affect to create an effect.

      Popping up before me is a friend named Fred, a hummingbird, and I see oddly, there is more a plea than a question - "Planning the world?" Who me, nahhhhhhhhh, I ain't a Doctor. One might say maybe 'the end' is misplaced, offering 'planning' for the world first as being more than a 'not.'

      Suppose 'the end' was truly, seeking a truth, more a link than completion to a work. Wouldn't that be cool offering a solution to that warming phenomena. Lost for a moment, is it space, "Danger Will Robinson," seems he and his sister were the 'youth' in that series, I sure hope someone heard the message, since I have relatives both young and old (Remember there were parents too, Dr. Zachary Smith and a ha, ha to those ZzZ's, who originally was a spy, although changed. There was 'another' too.

      Not being a major of literature, more a wanderer at times, I oddly have always viewed that typical or maybe atypical sentence - "The End" without a punctuation 'mark' more an open ended question, maybe a bit of a challenge, offering hope with newness, to those who may read sometime in the future . . . (question for pondering is that an 'S'? used after future? making it plural instead of singular, more a cooperative effort and nearer to collective? Since, some say crazy is an attribute, and the doors were flung open, of 'self,' being set free with liberty of choice, I ponder that first book written and if it ended with - The End

      Coming to a fork along that path of wilderness I see an edge, hoping to see what lay beyond, and offer once more a hearty 'Thank You' to Matthew's grandpa . . . for cooperatively answering the rest _ _ _ . . .  of so many smile with innovation to a simple question of 'what if'


      psssssssssst . . . the Gutenberg Project has all the answers in several languages too. And, it is FREE

    10. HattieMattieMae profile image67
      HattieMattieMaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why we depending on someone in the past to determine when time runs out when we're still here and time hasn't run out yet. lol

    11. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, come now people, relax, there will be a 2013, 2014, 2015 etc.    The world is not going to end in about five hundred million years according to Colin Goldblatt, professor at the University of Vancouver School of Earth and Ocean Sciences.   Dr. Goldblatt maintains that a runaway greenhouse effect on earth will cause the eventual apocalyptic end of the world.    He noted that the sun is brighter now than it was when the earth was formed.    SO, RELAX, no one will be here when the world ends!

    12. HattieMattieMae profile image67
      HattieMattieMaeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Personally I don't think the world is ending, maybe evolving and moving forward leaving the old ways behind. Frankly we are just more socially, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually aware of things than we ever have before because of technology, the internet, and being able to speak with people around the globe. Our eyes aren't covered anymore. I think that is they only thing we can really look forward too is a lot of changes happening globally in Governments, countries, cultures, religions, and alike. Maybe in a sense the end of the old world and ways, but a new world with better ways.

    13. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Christians have been saying this too for centuries, and the earth and humanity are still very much here. Its best not to believe everything you hear. Think of it like this, you watch the news, the anchor person states something, do you believe it? They are journalists, not scientists! They read from a script, and nothing more. Facts require evidence and evaluation, and its this process that proves all religions to be nothing more than ignorance. Believing something, and stating something as a fact is 2 different things. Beliefs are not facts, since beliefs are simply ideas and personal views, again, nothing more. Here's something to think about, "There is an evil in this world, so virulent, and so evil, yet it remains unseen, and almost entirely unknown. This unknown entity threatens to infect every living thing, and constantly lurks among us. Do you know what this evil entity is that I am referring too? Its the ignorance of every human being, and its what brings about the demise of true righteousness." There, put that in your pipes and smoke it.

    14. GNelson profile image83
      GNelsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Live each day to the fullest and it really doesn't matter when it all ends.  You anly have the moment, live it!

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      cjyoung1772posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hello everyone im new to this hubpages and i came across the post and thought i would chime in.I dont know if it is the end of the world or not but u have to admit things have been getting worse latley the weather the wars all of that stuff that has been going on and every year it does seem to b getting worse and worse. But just in case im stocking up on a few things .  Lets just hope it dont happen im not ready to go any place yet..

      1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
        Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Don't go over board CJ!

        Things are better than ever in the world, especially in the west. No major wars that threaten our border.

        No threat of nuclear attack (directly). Wars are small, contained and regional. Medical science and is having a greater reach, food shortages and starvation, though in existence are less common in Africa and other parts of the world.

        The weather is bad every year! Every year there are hurricanes in the same parts of the world.

        Don't worry yourself, the world will not end. And when it does end then things won't get progressively worse for a bit before it does, it is more likely to be sudden and you won't know about it, whether that be nuclear war, a massive asteriod, solar flares, a super storm like off the day after tomorrow (not really scienticially possible by the way).

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          cjyoung1772posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Not really worried just like to have extra stuff on hand just in case..But thankx for replying ...

      2. fpherj48 profile image83
        fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        cjyoung.....Hello?  Did I just read an attempt at humor of some sort, or are you serious?  The Topic here is THE END OF THE WORLD.......just what is it....YOU ARE STOCKING UP ON??!!   Postage stamps?  Get a grip.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image92
          DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Great post! A hub I read recently suggested a list of things to stock up on, including toilet paper. Do you need toilet paper if the world ends?

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            cjyoung1772posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thankx! I heard on tv some one was talking about toilet paper and he said he has a 10 yera supply of it i think thats a bit much..

    16. wtaylorjr2001 profile image79
      wtaylorjr2001posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In my humble opinion the question of whether or not the world will end in a month's time has no value. For this question the only test of validity is that of experience. If there were perceivable events that would result in the end of the world, such as a comet on a collision course, this would have value.  There is a causal link between a massive comet striking the earth, and earths destruction. There is no link between a description of reality called a calender and a point in reality that is not covered. Only experience will tell.  So with respect to the end of the world I believe that we should live our lives as best we can, treasure as many smiles and moments of joy we can, work diligently to achieve our goals, and believe as we always have; that the sun will rise yet another day.

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        cjyoung1772posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is a wonderfull way to look at it.. Thank You...

  2. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    Actually, the Mayan calendar just says it'll be the start of a new a Long Count, a bit like a millennium. There is nothing in the Mayan calendar predicting an apocalypse, any more than our calender predicts the world is going to explode on New Year's Eve.
    http://people.howstuffworks.com/mayan-calendar4.htm

    Actual living Maya peoples think the 2012 hype is a bunch of hooey. They'll be glad when the hoax blows over and people stop bugging them about it:

    "Apolinario Chile Pixtun is a Maya Indian elder, and he is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the Maya calendar supposedly 'running out' on Dec. 21, 2012. 'I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff.'"

    -- http://www.2012hoax.org/maya-prediction

    1. lanablackmoor profile image94
      lanablackmoorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "There is nothing in the Mayan calendar predicting an apocalypse, any more than our calender predicts the world is going to explode on New Year's Eve."

      That's an excellent way of putting it. I hope you don't mind if I quote that the next time I'm trying to explain the Mayan calendar to someone.

      Not to mention, if the world was going to end based on some occurrence foreseen by the Mayans, it probably would have by now. Factoring in leap days, among other things, the Mayan calendar already ended.

      1. Greekgeek profile image97
        Greekgeekposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't mind a bit, except that I'm chagrinned to have misspelled calendAR. wink

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well explained.  It's a long-count/short-count thing...and they were wiped out by the Conquistadors before they could create their next calendar cycle...and now, (as the late Paul Harvey used to say), you know the rest of the story.

  3. Ktrina123 profile image59
    Ktrina123posted 4 years ago

    I don't know about all that, people have been saying the world is going to end it seems every year....

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is true, and they're always wrong.  I'd like to say to them all, "So, how are those predictions working for you?"

  4. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    We know it's going to happen - fright of that fateful day has already caused Twinkies (that would survive a nuclear holocaust and last 1,000 years) to succumb.  We're next...

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      chuckles..

      https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ471axAvYFIOCOuZiMSDVrJP2BX4a1wQYPdzXtmoQUVamI9nV7

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's it!  We're all going to die...

    2. Matthew Kirk profile image88
      Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Genius

    3. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Truth is as truth says, eh? Wilderness - smile My old 60's bunker somewhere near Barstow, not far from Mule Canyon near some barbed wire, where sand fish were caught (lizards in kid language) may just still have the Twinkie buried in a tin box. When the apocalypse occurs I know that investment near to the 6th grade just may still be there. A bit of a walk from Diego, maybe a day or so, yet I wonder how  much that Twinkie in the original wrapper may be worth tomorrow. Oh well . . .

      Quick note to Matthew Kirk. Thank your grandfather for me and some I know in whatever way is most appropriate. His diligence is appreciated by many, my neighbor for one, and me getting to see his smile now and then . . .

      tim

  5. aware profile image70
    awareposted 4 years ago

    extinction comes for all on this planet. its what earth does . i think most would prefer to know the end . than be surprised the day it comes.  that's why we see these  dooms day daters . its almost like wishful thinking in a way.   but life isn't a birthday candle on a cake a month from now. the end will be a surprise party tho . just not  this December.  i think.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image20
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Many Christians say, we will never know when the end will come.
      It could be today.

      Best time to repeat with all your heart is when the red dragons burn everyone and the earth opens up to swallow our souls

      Just in case the correct anwer to heaven is "The JEWS"                    '

      1. theraggededge profile image96
        theraggededgeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ooh go red dragons. I wonder if Wales will beat New Zealand this weekend? Not a snowball's chance in hell, I expect big_smile

  6. Learning in Life profile image94
    Learning in Lifeposted 4 years ago

    It freaks me out to think about it so I just avoid the subject usually. I am doing nothing to prepare.

    1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
      Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You believe it will happen?

  7. Vik Beluso profile image83
    Vik Belusoposted 4 years ago

    Well, i'll sure feel like a fool for still paying my mortgage if this really is it.

    1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
      Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You won't because you won't exist wink

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    LikaMarieposted 4 years ago

    I think they just stopped  counting, figuring that by this time, people would have figured out a lot more than what they knew, if the world was still in tact.

  9. miscellanea profile image85
    miscellaneaposted 4 years ago

    I think it's time we packed our stuff smile

    1. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And where are we going??!!

      1. Heather Tripp profile image81
        Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Somewhere warm I hope. I don't handle the cold well!

  10. ThompsonPen profile image83
    ThompsonPenposted 4 years ago via iphone

    The world is suppose to end on my birthday.  And! More proof that the world will end on December 21, 2012 - my driver's license expires that day. O.O

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    If they were able to predict the end of the world, how come they failed to predict the demise of their own society?

    It's hogwash, pure and simple.  It's an un-knowable event, and will remain so.  In any case, if you read reasoned scientific literature from people who actually study the universe, instead of spreading old superstitions, you'll find that even they don't know an exact date, but they can make a reasonable estimation that it's not something we need concern ourselves with in our lifetimes, nor those of our children, their children after them, nor our great-great grandchildren for generations yet to come.

    I saw a cartoon the other day that sums it all up very nicely.  It showed a couple of (supposed) Mayans, one of whom has just finished carving the great round calendar stone, and says to the other person, "I ran out of room at 2012."   The second person replies, "Ha, ha, ha.. that will freak out some people in the future."

    And truly, that's probably all there is to it.  Everyone needs to stop trying to read in literal interpretations to such things--and I include therein the ravings of Nostradamus as well.  Pish, tush!  Anyone can force-fit supposed similarities in retrospect!

    'Nuff said.

    1. quicksand profile image83
      quicksandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am not taking any chances, I am gonna settle all my bills on the 20th December!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If the world ends, it ends for everyone.  Why do dead people need to settle bills?  Neither the creditors nor the debtors need to worry about money at that point.

        1. quicksand profile image83
          quicksandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Great! Then I can die a rich man!   lol

  12. justateacher profile image85
    justateacherposted 4 years ago

    It can't end on December 21 - my husband's birthday is on the 22nd!

    1. quicksand profile image83
      quicksandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ... and Christmas is on the 25th!   smile

  13. khmohsin profile image61
    khmohsinposted 4 years ago

    There are many symptoms that are showing that earth will come to an end but it will take a lot of time. I think may be 20 to 30 years. Because Jesus will come to earth again and there will be lot of sects in muslims near about 72. But even now the situation is not too much bad,

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    Janhornerposted 4 years ago

    Interesting thread!  I think I'll just sit and wait because there is nothing you can do about it!  Hopefully we'll all  be here on hubpages this time next year!

    Good question has brought about a lot of comments.

    Jan

  15. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    All I can say is that many folks in Mexico (near Chichen Itza) think it's no big deal. I spent seven weeks there last year, and they're not only unconcerned, some are planning parties that day & evening.

    1. Heather Tripp profile image81
      Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      A party... Now that's a good idea. Yes, I think I will!

  16. Debby Bruck profile image87
    Debby Bruckposted 4 years ago

    What do you plan to take with you when you leave the planet?

    1. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HAHAHAHA......

    2. quicksand profile image83
      quicksandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My soul and my other valuables!   lol

  17. Kangaroo_Jase profile image83
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 4 years ago

    I just wanna know who is making coffee in the morning come Dec 22nd 2012. Any takers?????

    Oh, BTW I am 14-17 hours ahead time wise to the USA so if the shit hits the fan come the 21st I'll letya folks know *wink*

    1. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Mate! We will need that warning....... *_*

    2. Heather Tripp profile image81
      Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I always make coffee, no matter what sh*t happens. I am prepared with regular coffee grounds, coffee beans, instant and normal! I got you covered kangaroo_jase!

      1. fpherj48 profile image83
        fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Remember to buy Take-Out cups.

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    Justsilvieposted 4 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/7348598_f248.jpg

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    Does that mean I can stop paying my rent and quit doing laundry?

    1. quicksand profile image83
      quicksandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, no more rent, no more laundry, no more sorrow, no more pain, no more death, no more "end of the world bull stories," no more Google slaps ... just that pot of gold!

      We're in for a far far better rest than we would ever have thought possible!
      smile smile smile

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    jenuboukaposted 4 years ago

    Hate to burst your bubble, but the Mayan calendar did not account for leap year as it didn't exist back then, so technically the world should already be over.....But there is some kind sign of changing times since I can't buy a fricken Twinkie for less than 5K.

  21. Cyndi10 profile image89
    Cyndi10posted 4 years ago

    @jenubouka, that was priceless. Just had to let you know.

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      jenuboukaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

  22. fpherj48 profile image83
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    I wonder how many hundreds of times, the "end of the world," has been predicted by some one or some group, just in the last 75-100 years?  I surely do not know the answer, because I've never paid any attention to such nonsense, nor wasted precious time, giving it any thought.  My immediate reaction is normally, "who forgot to lock the doors at the mental facility again?" 
    Man has done a pretty damned good job of slowly destroying the world, killing one another, depleting the earth of natural resources and allowing all of this devastation to continue..........Suddenly there's a panic that we're doomed to extinction?   Get a grip..and then look at it this way.....should the END ever become a reality, no one should be shocked or frightened....but we can all, each and every one of us, existing on this earth today, accept our share of blame and responsibility.  We'll ALL be gone together......and won't know what the Hell just happened, nor will we remember a thing.
    The time to "remember" what we might have done and NOT done, to prevent our own destruction, is long gone.  That's the way I see it and I'm not the Lone Ranger. 
    As long as we're breathing, and can think and move......We still exist.  All any of us ever have, is a moment at a time...Period...end of story....LIVE life, keenly aware of this...always.   Experience the complete peace that brings.  Yes, "peace," it's a novel concept.  Don't think so?  Take a more serious, rational look around...................

    1. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen

    2. Matthew Kirk profile image88
      Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not exactly a glass half full person are we fpherj48?

      1. Heather Tripp profile image81
        Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        He is a regular ray of sunshine! Lol... But right with many things.

        1. Heather Tripp profile image81
          Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oops, she... Stupid tiny buttons on my iPhone!

        2. Heather Tripp profile image81
          Heather Trippposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oops, she... Stupid tiny buttons on my iPhone!

        3. fpherj48 profile image83
          fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Matthew......Have no clue what your question insinuates (?)  Do YOU?  "Not exactly a glass-half-full kind of person?"   Whose comment did YOU read?  Surely not mine.   Matthew, honey, you posed this question for discussion.  I presented my thoughts.  My clear, rational, positive thoughts on the irrational belief of a Mayan calendar "end of the world prediction." Current Paranoia, if you will.    It's as simple as that.
          Half-full....Half-empty....when and if the glass tips over, Matthew....it's EMPTY....do you have a point, dear?   If you do and it makes sense......spit it out.   Hopefully, we're all intelligent adults here.

          1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
            Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            "Man has done a pretty damned good job of slowly destroying the world, killing one another, depleting the earth of natural resources and allowing all of this devastation to continue."

            and

            "but we can all, each and every one of us, existing on this earth today, accept our share of blame and responsibility."

            Have you got a problem with me saying you may not be a glass half full person? You seem to have taken offence and gone off on a rant for some reason?

            Happy for you to present your thoughts as long as you're happy for me to comment back an innocent observation that may or may not be true without taking offence. It's almost like you enjoy the drama.

    3. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You go, Paula!!! smile smile

  23. Peanutritious profile image60
    Peanutritiousposted 4 years ago

    Well it's a damn good excuse to leave the christmas shopping until the last minute! smile

  24. ocbill profile image74
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    well, there is serious conflict in the middle east now. talks of a ground war developing

    1. Castlepaloma profile image20
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      What a build up to Xmas

      You better not wait
      You better get saved
      I’m telling you now
      Before it’s too late
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.
      He keeps a big book
      Or have you forgot
      Tells who is saved and who is not
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.

      He can come when you are sleeping
      He can come when you’re awake
      He can come when you are bad or good
      So be good for goodness sake.

      You better not wait
      You better get saved
      I’m telling you now
      Before it’s too late.
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.
      He keeps a big book
      Or have you forgot
      Tells who is saved and who is not
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.

      Trumpets will blow
      Then we will know
      That it is time to finally go
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.

      You better not wait
      You better get saved
      I’m telling you now
      Before it’s too late.
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.
      He keeps a big book
      Or have you forgot
      Tells who is saved and who is not
      Jesus Christ is coming to town.

      1. Learning in Life profile image94
        Learning in Lifeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        hahaha! That is great!

  25. That Grrl profile image78
    That Grrlposted 4 years ago

    I remember all the fear and panic around 2000. I wasn't worried then. I read about the panic people had over the change from 1899 to 1900. So 2012 isn't really worrying me now. It's all rumour and speculation. If the world does end, then it ends and we go on with whatever we have left - move on to whatever comes next. It's not like someone is going to stop and ask for your approval.

  26. Zabbella profile image76
    Zabbellaposted 4 years ago

    What is the sense in worrying anyway?  If it happens...we won't be the wiser...The world and the inhabitants will all go up in a puff. Party over.  If it does not happen...someone will then write a hub about it.

    1. LaThing profile image80
      LaThingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry, folks, even if we miss the Dec. 21st deadline, there is always that 'World Ending In May', group to look forward to..... So, keep your chins up, we will find the end of the world someday smile

      1. Castlepaloma profile image20
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Can't wait to set myself on fire and catapult himself off the rock of ages buildings, Downtown

        Fiery Brimstone Inferno of burning animals, earth and sky is a legendary quality nobody should miss, don't kill yourself before then and be sure not to miss the whole show

        Can’t wait, it should be insanely beautiful

  27. rebeccamealey profile image88
    rebeccamealeyposted 4 years ago

    Well this might be kind of stupid, but I was thinking maybe they predicted the Super Storm Sandy and that that was the 'end". They just missed the date a few weeks.

  28. aware profile image70
    awareposted 4 years ago

    maybe  when the end comes  it wont be fire  earthquakes and catechism.   maybe it will be in a instant .
      in a microsecond  all turned to  dust. maybe we will all die in our sleep.

  29. ESPeck1919 profile image90
    ESPeck1919posted 4 years ago

    I saw someone mention the leap year. The Mayans didn't account for daylight savings time, either, so yep - the world has already ended. So, how are all of your afterlives going? Strangely, mine hasn't changed much from my life-life.

  30. A Thousand Words profile image80
    A Thousand Wordsposted 4 years ago

    There's nothing to say that it will happen. It's all based on paranoia and who knows what else. I'd rather live my life right now then worry about the people saying the world's going to end. Yea, it probably will some day, that is the nature of the Universe. Nothing is permanent. Everything changes, things change, people/animals/plants die and are "born." Nothing stays the same, not even "love." Surely we're not so foolish as to think that anything's different for us just because we're... us, justbecause this is Earth. We can observe the Cosmos and still understand how impermanent everything is. We've recently found evidence of water on Mars. Was there life there once? Possibly. Could there have been life there once? Who knows? Judging what's happening currently with our climate/weather patterns, movement of the plates, shifts of the Earth on it's axis, "global warming," etc, etc, things about the Earth will change physically maybe even in our lifetimes. We aren't special. All we can do is live in the now while we have lives to live.

  31. moonlake profile image86
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    I figured just to be safe in case it does end, I concealed all doctor appointments until after Dec. Why go through all that waiting in the waiting rooms, testing for this and that if I'm not even going to be here.
    Many years ago as a teen someone prodicted the end of the world on July something and that day we went to the theater and what did we see "On The Beach." As a teen that was scarey. We left the theater in fear.

  32. talfonso profile image90
    talfonsoposted 4 years ago

    Well, from a Christian standpoint, the world will end, but only God knows (paraphrasing from Matthew 24:36). Sure, most people think that we're in the "end times," but even I don't know if it's really the end times or not.

    But then again I'm positive that the world will still be here over a month from now.

  33. DrMark1961 profile image92
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    Are there any hubbers that are sure of this "end of the world" scenario and would like to make a small wager? $1000, $10,000, you name it. (I really couldn´t lose since if the end of the world happens no one is going to come and try to collect on the bet, right? In the words of the great philospher Homer Simpson, "Duh")

  34. quicksand profile image83
    quicksandposted 4 years ago

    I predict unprecedented commercial activity. Giant knock down sales with discounts up to 99%, never before on this planet or on any other!

    "Everything must go, 99% off!"

    Expected to start by 15th December!   lol lol lol

  35. theupside profile image60
    theupsideposted 4 years ago

    Seems to me all this mumbo jumbo is just making the people all paranoid inside. How can they actually enjoy their lives if they constantly live in fear of 'the end.' Stress kills you faster ya know? I recently watched a show about 'doomsday preppers' and it was hilarious! Here you have all these people trying so hard to protect their lives, yet are wasting it in the process by living in fear. Oh, the IRONY!

    Lookie here folks, we all take our exit eventually, this much is guaranteed. So if you are scared or unsure about these calendars and prophecies, how about you ignore it and live your life because you are dead anyway. Rich or poor, it doesn't matter. Death is our keeper all the same.

    The quality of time spent is more important than quantity of time spent.

    1. A Thousand Words profile image80
      A Thousand Wordsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Preach. This may sound silly, but as I only put profound/insightful quotes on there, you shall now be a quote on me facebook.
      Cheers. You may have opened my eyes a bit wider, friend.

      1. theupside profile image60
        theupsideposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. You are kind.

  36. readytoescape profile image59
    readytoescapeposted 4 years ago

    Don’t you wish the Mayan’s had just found a bigger rock?

    1. profile image0
      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They probably found another rock and just continued the damn calendar on that one.  Then that one got dashed against another one and we've only ever seen the first and think we're doomed on December 21, 2012.  Won't the Mayans be clucking and cackling when we all wake on December 22, 2012 either confused, pissed off, thankful, or in debt to our eyeballs because we're still around?!

  37. A Troubled Man profile image60
    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago

    Too bad the Mayans didn't predict their own demise.

    1. theupside profile image60
      theupsideposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      hahahaha.

    2. Castlepaloma profile image20
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      ATM
      Is TW still chasing you?

  38. ocbill profile image74
    ocbillposted 4 years ago

    Isnt' that huge planet supposed to collide with us?

  39. A Thousand Words profile image80
    A Thousand Wordsposted 4 years ago

    See, I don't understand why more people didn't enjoy the movie "Seeking a Friend at the End of the World." I think it was so realistic and tragic that it made people uncomfortable, but it was a movie that really got me thinking.

  40. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    "In the end," if you'll pardon the topical pun, it does not matter!  The irony of life is that you don't get out of it alive.

    So, since we are all "dead folks walking," what good does it do to make such a fuss over crapola like this?  It is pointless and counter-productive.

    When you die, and you will--we all will--you die.  When, how, by what means or where none of us can know.  We might live until the so-called "end of the world," we might die tomorrow crossing the street.

    I think everyone should just drop this ridiculous subject, and the news media should stop playing into it.  There are so many more immediate and more important concerns.

    1. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Right on Dzy! You make a good point! You could get cancer, get into a car wreck, or who knows what could happen. I got in a car wreck nad had to have part of my brain removed, had cancer, had heart failure 6 times, and none it matters honestly. It's probably best not take the end of life to seriously, and instead appreciate the life you have! Although zombies would be cool!

  41. aware profile image70
    awareposted 4 years ago

    is it under a month now? till this  end?

    1. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And just under a month, a parade of drag queens will storm every walmart in America for cheap dresses.

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        ROFLMAO!!   Hahahahaa!

  42. profile image0
    Vincent Mooreposted 4 years ago

    djdaniel..I'm ROFL my ass off, well said.

    1. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol. They're coming to get us.

  43. aware profile image70
    awareposted 4 years ago

    well said? how?

  44. aware profile image70
    awareposted 4 years ago

    and who is this they?

  45. PeppermintPaddy profile image75
    PeppermintPaddyposted 4 years ago

    I don't think so. Or at least I hope not. Last night I had a dream that Iran just obliterated America with an atomic bomb or two. Buildings fell down like they were being pulled down by a string and only 9 people survived. That is only 9 Americans survived, not a pretty thought. I prefer to think nothing is negative is going to happen to us-to America. And to the world, of course.

    1. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Iran is a country governed by psychopaths, I wouldn't doubt it. After all, look at how they treat their own people, much less us.

  46. PeppermintPaddy profile image75
    PeppermintPaddyposted 4 years ago

    I do think they stopped counting. Or maybe they didn't have anymore room left on the wheel.

  47. tabrezrocks profile image55
    tabrezrocksposted 4 years ago

    It is think that World will be end after one two months is totally a stupidity.

    1. djdaniel150 profile image60
      djdaniel150posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Christians state this nonsense all the time too, and its never happened. Facts are facts, beliefs are opinions. But its just a discussion, definitely interesting.

  48. Joseph041167 profile image60
    Joseph041167posted 4 years ago

    I never took it seriously at all. It is kind of interesting how it ends on the Solstice, an ancient pagan holiday celebrated globally from antiquity, Yule to be exact, though I am not sure if it was actually celebrated as a holiday or observed, idk? Here is what worries me. I am worried that Al-Quiadea and the Taliban will plant nuclear war heads on American soil, which they have promised to do, and this could happen at any time, what a lovely coincidence for it to happen on Yule. I am also worried about the same aforementioned people or a rogue nation planting nuclear warheads on Israel, and what a lovely coincidence it would be for it to happen on Yule. These are my worst nightmares, fears.

  49. bridalletter profile image86
    bridalletterposted 4 years ago

    Historically, their calendar just starts over. This is the second time. The predictions were partially based on the galactic changes occuring in the milky way and supposedly the axsis will change. There is lots of flooding, which we already had. Those things all appear in the mayan art that survived the quakers.

    So no, I don't think it is the end. I am just not sure how much of an effect the galactic changes will cause.

    I did like the end of the world commercial by chevy and the guy eating Twinnkies.

    I am doing what I always do, no changes.

  50. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 4 years ago

    No one knows when this will happen and to try to predict it is a travesty. in thought and well its stupid. The Holy Angels do not even know when it is to happen and won't know, the Bible says so. The Bible is the only way there is to understand at all the things no one knows or totally understands. The End of the World theories have many followers, followers are people too dumb to read the Bible for themselves, so they let other cult leaders and people who CLAIM to know all of this, tell them. Thus the masses of people following cults, secret organizations, and other orgs in hopes of knowing it all. God knows the beginning to the ending. None of us can or will know it. Its our best idea to follow the Lord and concern ourself with living each day as if it were our last, and taking focus off of the END.

    1. Matthew Kirk profile image88
      Matthew Kirkposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Too dumb to read the bible themselves or too intelligent to believe it.

 
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