It's December 21, 2012 at 8:50 a.m. Central Standard time here in the U.S. and all is well.
I'm not going to brag, but I've already lived through several endings of the world and a few Raptures....so bring it on Mayans!
Last year Harold Camping predicted the end of the world on a faulty bible study when it's been said (in THAT document) that no one but the FATHER knows when it will end. So, no matter what he predicted, he was wrong.
This year it's the end of the Mayan calendar.
In both cases a few people made money on sensationalist "predictions" and many lost money on the same.
I slept through the "end" this morning ... maybe it would have come if I were up? <grin>
Already December 22th, and still nothing happened.
Oh well, it means that the predictor has a defective brain software and needs to be reprogramed.
Yea, another tall tale marked in the history book of mankind. It's just what we need more of in this world -> More negative and fearful news media content. Good grief!
The Mayan thing was just another great example of bad press. The Mayan calendar had a "last date". So our wonderful public pundits (whoever they were this time: archaeologists?) all said this meant the end of the world. As someone previously pointed out, it wasn't actually a written prophesy, per se. It was just a bad extrapolation of the observed information. One of my theories is that it was more of a Y2K problem for the Mayan's: their calendar wasn't technically capable of displaying the later date. (That's just a guess; I am actually not familiar with how the Mayan calendar works.)
Was anyone really stupid/gullible enough to believe these predictions of the end? How many thousands of false predictions will we endure before the idiots realize that it's all a bunch of hooey? Never mind, I just realized they will ALWAY believe these things...
And I'm a week late with posting.
The end of the world prediction is misinterpreted: consider 21 December for the Mayan as the last day of the calendar.
Like after 31 december follows 1 january, so you start all over again. Except their calendar is longer than ours and that's more exclusive to see a new start.
20 baktuns = 7885 solar years
Long periods. Period. I don't even need extra details on this one.
Maya calendar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia