Friday, July 1, 2011

The End of the World

Why are so many people infatuated with the end of the world? For years there has been talk about when the world was going to end, and some believe it was supposed to end as recently as May, 21, 2011. The same man who predicted this date, now says it will occur on October 21, 2011. For the most part, the year 2012 is what seems to scare people the most, but why? Because the Mayans and/or Nostradamus said so? Since when does the world believe in the Mayan calendar. Last I checked, no one went by what the Mayans said until it meant the end of the world.
Is 2012 just another myth that people use to spook themselves and others? Y2K never happened, yet it caused a big scare around the world. And as far as I know, the world was supposed to end many times in my 24 years and probably many times before that.
If the world were to end when predicted on 12/21/12 which time zone will it occur in? Australia and the U.S. are many hours apart, so it could possibly end a day earlier for the U.S. or a day later in Australia depending on when the Apocalypse occurs. defines a myth as:
a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
Does anyone believe that 2012 is going to become reality or do you believe it is just a myth that in the end will probably just boost sales in the economy?


  1. I think it is just a myth to cause panic and get some entertainment along the way. There have been so many beliefs that the world was going to end and look where it is today. People believe the Mayans because they "predicted" other historical events that "actually happened." I think that the Mayans are like psychics and do not actually predict the future but merely make a broad statement and the public makes a connection to some event that happens. It's all bologna.

  2. Count me among the group of people that does not in the 2012 theory. Like most theories of this extreme nature, I find myself entertained with the “facts” that are driving the theory. It’s certainly interesting that the Mayan calendar just ends, but still the theory doesn’t exceed past just purely entertainment.

  3. A question that I have always had regarding the supposed "End of Days" is that what is exactly suppose to happen. If we remove the more plausible means of our eradication such as a meteor striking the earth or a large climate change caused by mass volcanic activity, it leaves behind what kind of explanations? Are we to just blink out of existence? Or is it in more biblical proportions? However, if it is biblical it has some opposition to what we know about the universe. The universe is vast and for such a epic ending to occur to just a small planet swirling around a massive star seems alittle overdone. Of course if we were to go the way of the dodo by the more practical means the world technically would not be ending. Our civilization would probably be gone but the Earth would still be here, and any life that could survive what ever catastrophe that caused our demise.