The End Of The World

My, isn't that beautiful?

2012 marks the convergence of many apocalyptic scenarios. Some as ancient as Sumer and the Mayas. Others dictated by modern (relatively speaking of course) religions, cults, protoscientists, and a crowd of people who just cant wait to re-appropriate their neighbors new Mustang.

I'm sorry Roberto (my neighbor), but there won't be much time for any flip-flopping. You'll be far too busy out there in the new age of choas, thats assuming you survive in the initial crunch.

Says who?

There are many claims, all overlapping in terms of who screams the loudest heralding the end of our existence or "New World" (or according to some, our passage from Homo-Sapiens, to Homo-Spiritus).

The Mayas claimed that:

"After Thirteen Heavens of Decreasing Choice, and Nine Hells of Increasing Doom, the Tree of Life shall blossom with a fruit never before known in the creation, and that fruit shall be the New Spirit of Men."

Which -- admittedly -- is fairly cryptic. The problem is, someone just had to go and do all the calculations, and the answer is (drum-roll): December 24, 2011.

Another candidate is Nostradamus (surprise?). In his typically round-a-bout way, he declared that:

"The book The Nostradamus Code speaks of a series of natural disasters caused by a comet that will allow the third Antichrist to disperse his troops around the globe under the guise of aid in preparation for a possible nuclear war, although in the strictest sense it is unspecific as to nuclear war or some other natural or man caused destruction. " Source

Einstein, "I hate being right"

That'll leave a dent in the Gazeebo

Nostradamus wasn't alone in this clichèd apocalypse. The Bible claims that according to certain "algorithms" of the Bible code, a meteor, asteroid or comet will collide with the Earth (how precise!).

That's nothing. It gets a lot, lot worse apparently.

The Orion Prophecy and scientists agree on a polar-shift. The sumerians concur, planet X, or Nibiru will cruise between us and the sun, causing all sorts of fairly momentous changes. Chances are, average joe won't make it. Volcanic eruptions that blacken the sky, cataclsymic weather forecasts, earthquakes, you name it. It's quite the package. Einstein's polar shifts, coupled with scientific speculation on spikes in solar activity add some Ummpphh to the theories.

We're out of juice

Then of course we have the imminent advent of peak oil. Creating a world-wide battlefield where life is cheap and survival hard. If you think tanking up's-a-bitch. You're in for a shock in 2012.

A new age for mankind (if there is any left)

The good news

The good news is that many believe that this "end" will give rise, in one form or another, to a new beginning. One that will propel us to another level of consciousness. From the ashes of today, the glory of tomorrow will be forged (eh-hem):

  1. Terence McKenna's: "numerological novelty theory suggests a point of singularity in which humankind will go through a great shift in consciousness. "

  2. The advent of Homo-Spiritus

  3. Judgement Day
  4. The Return of Quetzalcoatl

It seems we'll finally find a modicum of peace (it'll certainly be peaceful). I can't wait!

Will humanity survive 2050?

  • Er, yes.
  • Of course not.
  • I doesn't matter
  • All of the above
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Misha profile image

Misha 8 years ago from DC Area

Thoog,

During my not-so-short life I survived quite a few would-be Ends of The World. I hope I'll survive this one, too :D


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Jerrico Usher 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

facinating hub.. I just saw the "Missing book of nostrodamus" on the history channel.. 2012 is only 4 years away.. with technology evolving us as fast as it does who knows... :) I just hope that I make my hubpages money before this.. suck to build up 3 years of hubs only to find out noone can ever read them again haha..


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

The Bible does say no one knows the Day Christ will return.

As Misha states, he has seen many forecasts. They did not happen

I do not believe God will allow the Earth to be destroyed.

He flooded the earth in the days of Noah, but only for 40 days.

Good hub


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G-Ma Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I too have been through so many "end of the world" things..but I do feel He will return to us and as I have read the year of 2013 is not mentioned. and the clock  (can't thnk of the name now) doesn't go past 2013).  So He could be returning soon...  I don't believe the earth will be destroyed..We may have another change.and another chance..those who are true believers.... So continue to pray and love and be good...G-Ma :O) hugs


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sminut13 8 years ago from singapore

wow end of the world. fortunately i haven't been 'through'it. don think i would want to. if it does come, hope i'm nothere to see it. hehehe great hub with superb quotes.


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thooghun 8 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

thank you all!

I don't believe we'll perish either, although I find the thought exotic and entertaining.Thank you all for your great comments ;)


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AuraGem 8 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Just love your quirky spin on various "info-matics". Just priceless! The "juices" are still lingering round my lips as I smile!

Wonderful hub! Almost feel drawn into making a comment on the actual essence of your hub, but I may cause too many ripples in the cosmic ocean! However, all hail to Homo Spiritus! Bring it on!

Smiles and Light


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Rudra 8 years ago

end of the world is nigh


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Mark Knowles 8 years ago

So..... Should I sell all my stuff?


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thooghun 8 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

No point. Money will be obsolete. You could hand me over ownership and propriety rights on all your literature though.

Thanks in advance.


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Mark Knowles 8 years ago

Yeah, but I can spend it before it goes obsolete? As soon as it happens you can have all my hubs LOL


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

December 24 2011; need to mark my perpetual calendar. Less then 4 years left. I guess we'll have to make sure that the Christmas gifts that year are just the right size. The stores might not be available for a quick exchange. He he.

Thooghun although a great HUB I think you might scare the s**t out of some. I thank you for the forewarning. This way we have enough time to live good and clean-up whatever needs cleaning.

Great pictures and a great HUB regards Zsuzsy


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elleissa 8 years ago from California

I get it!!!! I am now seeing a pattern; you are a critic of others work. I loved the music cirtique, the Pavorotti critique and now the critique of other websites exploring the end of the world. I love your work in searching out others webpages on the net and presenting them to us here. I don't think anyone else has done that yet. So good luck on being the lone star that brings us entertaingin content form the great world of web. As far as the video I'll tell you what whether the world ends or not in 2012, there is evidence of a shift already. I'll make my peace with God first and then if the world comes to an catastrophic end maybe I will go on to a better place. Thanks.


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thooghun 8 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

Thats certainly true, although I have written a very personal essay as well :P


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adventure 8 years ago from U.S.A.

If the end does come, I hope it's a huge asteroid that'll do the job quickly. No more of this war, destruction, poverty, famine, and hollywood stars. Actually, barring an asteroid, I think people will be here for a long, long time. I just hope we move toward a better world, because right now we seem to be going backward.


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robie2 8 years ago from Central New Jersey

ahhh this takes me back to Y2K--I'm likin it. Can't wait to see Quetzalcoatl when he comes back. He and I used to be very close<wink> Good work.


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ChristineRitter 8 years ago from Ohio

I have heard many predics on the END.....the day came and went. We're all still here.....hmmm...remember the 2000 scare that all the computers would crash, no gas, no food , no water, no electricity, all the banks would be closed??? I was concerned...nothing happened, thank goodness. I do believe the world and everything in and about it are constantly changing. Perhaps, in the words of REM, " It's the end of the World, as we know it..."


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Kenny Wordsmith 8 years ago from Chennai

Great hub, very provocative.

Personally, I think we will be disappointed. 

All the noise will only be made by the media, 

as they did when they ushered in the millenium. Sigh. 

Nothing will happen to the world.  


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Jerrico Usher 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Thats funny.. my world ends every night.. then miraculously every morning I'm here again with a new start.. groundhog day?


sandra rinck 8 years ago

no,no,no, now I have to get on the prophecy band wagon too. The end will come in March between the 20- 24th of 2011. Gosh! I mean the beggining will come then, I mean the end...no beggining. Ahhh, who cares, I just don't want to be the last one left standing, that would surly be Hell or Heaven, or Hell. I don't know.


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thooghun 8 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

The beginning of the end?


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lisaj66 8 years ago from Arizona

I find this information fascinating. Not that I'm not giving up all my worldly goods and praying 23 hours a day in preparation of the end. Thanks for sharing.


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thooghun 8 years ago from Rome, Italy Author

thank you for the comment lisa! I going out hard, making my 5 star bunker complex as we speak. Bring it on Nibiru!


sephiroth 8 years ago

I WILL BRING METEOR TO THIS STUPID WOLRD MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA when I have my max MP lol in 2011 lol


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Angela Harris 8 years ago from Around the USA

Thoog, I've always been fascinated by subjects like this. Thanks for the enjoyable and interesting read.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Very interesting.

An old cliche says that the only things surviving the end of the world are dandelions and cockroaches. I guess they'll be changing thier diet soon.

Nice job!


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madellen 8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Dec 21st eh, thats my ex husband's birthday...Ha, there is a God.

(No, that's mean, I'm just kidding)


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madellen 8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

oops


dusty 7 years ago

in my honest opinion i think its all just a bunch of bull im not trying to be rude but people have called end of the world how many times now?? like in 2000 everything was supposed to go hey wire and nothing happend then. so why worry now i think that most of us desreve to be taken out anyways all the wars and all the dumb shit like that. but dose anyone stop and think that we are killing our self i mean look noone knows how to walk ride a bike anymore we would rather drive and factorys dont help with the palution crap eather and all the trees and stuff we are cutting down means less air to breath so its more like we are killing ourselves here and are trying to blame it on something else

i think we need to try to fix some things before its to late if anyone knows what i mean


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Aragon5000 7 years ago

Good hub! No one can predict the end of days though!


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Tom Cornett 7 years ago from Ohio

I'd rather see it as a new beginning. Cool hub...thanks! :)


logan 6 years ago

its the end


Lybrah 4 years ago

Very interesting. I just read that article from the BBC that talks about an asteroid hitting the earth in 2019. I wouldn't normally believe something like that to be true, except that it is the BBC that is broadcasting it.

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