Should society continue such a nonchalant position regarding Dec. 2012, despite

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  1. kuttingxedge profile image80
    kuttingxedgeposted 6 years ago

    Should society continue such a nonchalant position regarding Dec. 2012, despite serious warnings?

    Some seriously heavy names in the scientific community are voicing vague but concerned warnings about possible events during the end of 2012. Astrologists admit the possibility of rare planetary activity and catastrophic solar radiation bombardment after flares. While everyone seems to have heard of the 2012 paranoia, nobody is really doing anything. Is this a safe position to adopt as a globe?

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    I don't know what can be done about the natural course of events. I personally have a Biblical perspective so I understand current events as prophecy that is unfolding before our very eyes and it does not surprise me. Those people who should be most concerned are those who do not have this perspective, who do not know what the Bible says, and who do not have security in Christ as their Savior. I don't put a lot of stock in predictions about end times from secular sources, but I do recognize that things are happening and that we indeed are living in the end times. Exactly when the end will come though, no one knows for certain except God.

  3. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
    Phyllis Doyleposted 6 years ago

    What can we do about it? There is no way we can stop the planets from doing what they are going to do.  My take on this 2012 apocalyptic train of thought is to remember one of the greatest, yet simplest poems ever written:
    Salutation to the Dawn

    Listen to the exhortation of the Dawn!
    Look to this Day! For it is Life, The very Life of Life.
    In its brief course lie all the Varieties And Realities of your Existence;
      The Bliss of Growth,
      The Glory of Action,
      The Splendor of Beauty;
    For Yesterday is but a Dream,
    And To-morrow is only a Vision;
    But To-day well lived
    Makes every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
    And every To-morrow a Vision of Hope.
    Look well therefore to this Day!
    Such is the Salutation of the Dawn.
    - Kalidasa, Indian Poet

    Therefore, make sure your House is in order and you are at Peace in your Spirit. Walk in Harmony and Balance with All Creation and live today the best way you can. Make sure your loved ones know you love them.

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    Peelander Gallyposted 6 years ago

    Everyone in every time thinks that their time is the worst time and that the end is coming. Nothing's going to happen. Solar activity has been normal, the next peak in the solar cycle doesn't even fall in 2012 and, surprise, the Earth, the sun and the centre of the galaxy align every year on the December 21st. I'll just leave this here: … nd-answers

  5. okaygrace profile image58
    okaygraceposted 6 years ago

    Care to post your information?

    All scientific evidence I have read has basically said that the world is no more likely to be destroyed on December 21st, 2012 as it is tomorrow.

    If what you say is true though, we are all pretty much screwed so why stress on something we can't avoid?

  6. Hayley Richardson profile image80
    Hayley Richardsonposted 6 years ago

    This isn't the first predicted apocalypse and I'm sure it's not the last.  It will come and go as they all do- with nothing happening.  I think the best course of action is to do nothing out of the ordinary at all.

  7. nightwork4 profile image61
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i might sound rude but i honestly can't believe that anyone believe we are going to end or even change on 12/21/2012. seriously. those scientists you talk about just want attention and to hear themselves talk. i read real science mags and nothing points to any problems out of the norm for the next 10 years. after that, it is more difficult to predict accurately.

  8. Darrell Roberts profile image76
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    The world will end at some ponit in time of that we are certain, al material things eventually are destroyed or break down. The issue should be how we plan on living our lives as our eternal soul moves towards the next world.  Remember we are not these bodies, the body is temporary, the spirit is eternal.

    Best wishes.

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps ardent atheists may want to cover the bet, so to speak, and change their positions prior to December 21, 2012?  :0)

    I am ready to go and would be slightly disappointed if it didn't happen.

    If the worst happens, what can we do about it? Therefore, we should continue to live one day at a time and live life with gratitude and to the best of our ability and in all things pray, praise, and give thanks to God.

    Worrying about it will not improve our lot one bit, so we might as well enjoy what we have right now. And, why worry about something that may not happen at all? Worrying about the possibilities of tomorrow will only rob you of the victories that you could have had today.

  10. kuttingxedge profile image80
    kuttingxedgeposted 6 years ago

    By my question I was thinking more about precautions to our communications networks and digital lives. The worth of our entire physical existence seems to boil down to a number on some bank server. Regardless when it happens, solar flares have the potential to seriously disrupt our communication satellites. Do they not?
    A NASA research astrophysicist named Phillip Chaimberlin claims the sun is reaching the end of a common 11-year cycle beginning in early 2013 (which is used by 2012 supporters to mean late 2012) and lasting until 2014. He predicts that this will be a more eventful cycle maximum that previously recorded episodes.

    As far as the end of the world, I am of the Christian persuasion and lean towards a false alarm on 2012. The Bible teaches clearly that nobody knows the end date, therefore, any popular guess is automatically ruled out for me. When the end comes I expect it will be a business as usual kind of day.

  11. ib radmasters profile image60
    ib radmastersposted 6 years ago

    I if happens than why do we care what people do in the meantime.


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