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10/12/2009 08:26 PM ID: 81104 Permalink   

Mayans: Please Stop Saying the World Will End in 2012


"I came back from England last year and man, they had me fed up with this stuff," said Apolinario Chile Pixtun, a Mayan Indian elder who insists that the doomsday scenarios come not from his culture, but from Western ideas.

David Stuart, a Mayan specialist at the University of Texas at Austin, added that the Mayans "never said the world is going to end, they never said anything bad would happen necessarily." That hasn't stopped talk of the Earth's poles shifting, etc.

Scientists say the most drastic change to the Earth's magnetic poles would be a one-degree shift that would take place over a million-year time span. There's also no indication that such a shift would begin in 2012.

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  Stop the insanity!  
From the source:

At Cornell University, Ann Martin, who runs the "Curious? Ask an Astronomer" Web site, says people are scared.

"It's too bad that we're getting e-mails from fourth-graders who are saying that they're too young to die," Martin said. "We had a mother of two young children who was afraid she wouldn't live to see them grow up."
  by: Ben_Reilly     10/12/2009 08:28 PM     
don't think so there vould be the end of the world at anytime, why would be, but a friend of mine told me that in 2000 will be one that he knows it from a book, a famous fortune-teller predicted it whose name i forgot.
  by: vizhatlan     10/12/2009 08:49 PM     
  But what about the return of Planet X?  
  by: VermiciousG     10/12/2009 09:29 PM     
Have these Mayans forgotten Y2K?!! Wait... what happened with that?
People are going to be stupid no matter what. If they want to believe the world is ending in 2012, they will keep believing it until 2030.
  by: captainchainsaw   10/12/2009 09:37 PM     
  This is all stupid.  
I can't believe anyone gave it a second thought. Good idea for a movie? Not even that really.

2012 will be a great year, and so will 2013.

  by: NicPre     10/12/2009 09:59 PM     
I think it is really sad that 9&10 year olds are emailing that they don't want to die. Can you imagine all the crap they must hearing about it for them to email a stranger who runs a website about it?

I would take a guess that some of them hear their parents talking about it quite often. The mother who was afraid that she wouldn't see her kids grow up isn't the only one I have seen mention something like that. People are really afraid of this happening, some are even planning for how they can somehow get around "what's meant to be."

Maybe the mayans should find a "secret" calandar that ends in 3500 or something to end the fear that so many have. ;-)
  by: TaraB     10/12/2009 10:51 PM     
  Excluding children-  
I believe that anyone who thinks the world is going to end in 2012 solely due to the Mayan calendar conspiracy bullshit should kill themselves. Harsh? Maybe. Necessary? You bet your ass it is.

Nuclear threats on the other hand? Those I'm damn scared of. Nuclear weapons should all be disposed of. It's too bad people think "but what if I get bombed?! I need to be able to strike back!!!"

What good will that do? T.t Bah. Damned people and their lack of intelligence.
  by: Dekar   10/13/2009 01:20 AM     
The issue is not 'I need to be able to strike back', it is 'I need my enemy to know that I will strike back if they do, thus preventing them from just deciding to nuke us knowing nothing will happen to them'.
  by: velger   10/13/2009 01:36 AM     
You left out the best bit "Archaeologist Guillermo Bernal of Mexico's National Autonomous University interprets the last eroded glyphs as maybe saying: "He will descend from the sky."---
  by: Zmethod     10/13/2009 03:26 AM     
My wife's brother is caught up in this 2012 'rapture' BS. He's convinced (and so is his Baptist church) that the world will end in 2012. He's so far out there about everything, though. He's a far right nut, too. He gave my wife a DVD about all this BS and she tossed it in the trash. ;)
I figure people who believe this crap also worship O'Reilly, Limbaugh and Beck.
  by: Lurker     10/13/2009 03:46 AM     
  idiots who say the world will end in 2012  
Everyone knows that the world actually ended sometime in 1024 (we don't realize it though because Satan has been deceiving us) now is the time of the millennium when Satan is ruling the earth. Prepare yourself for the rapture in 2024! (sarcasm)
  by: shaohu     10/13/2009 04:49 AM     
Your brother-in-law made me look up Bible verse after midnight, but it was well worth it to arm you with this:

Jesus talking about his second coming in Mark, Chapter 13, Verse 32:

"However, no one, not even the angels in heaven, no I myself, knows the day or hour when these things will happen; only the Father knows."

Or in King James poetry:

"Of that day or of that hour knoweth no one, not even the angels in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father."

Wow! For Christians, they sure don't know jack about Christianity! : )
  by: Ben_Reilly     10/13/2009 07:12 AM     
It says they don't know the day or doesn't say they don't know the YEAR.
  by: shaohu     10/13/2009 09:25 AM     
  only joking  
by the way
  by: shaohu     10/13/2009 09:26 AM     
  All life on Earth will end when  
Politicians, bankers and lawyers all publicly admit they are liars and thieves.

Santa Claus suddenly realizes he doesn't have a pilot's license.

The US government finally manages to stop spending more money than is collected in taxes.

Rush Limbaugh gets lockjaw and finally stops talking.

All the world's pedophiles are eaten by crocodiles.

VermiciousG sends each of us $50.00
  by: White Albino   10/13/2009 10:58 AM     
  Start Packing  
The check's in the mail.
  by: VermiciousG     10/13/2009 02:53 PM     
  A catastrophic event  
wouldn't necessarily be the worst thing to happen to our species. I welcome a giant metor to hit our planet. Just forewarn me first so we can put all of the crooked CEO's, Loan Sharks, Politicians, Religious Radicals, and all other human waste at ground zero before the fireworks.
  by: vex   10/13/2009 05:08 PM     
  Thank you for the check, Mister G  
Now I can afford that three-piece Happy Meal at MacDonalds.
  by: White Albino   10/13/2009 06:23 PM     
the Mayans never said anything bad would happen in 2012. They just didn't bother to go any further. Maybe the guy making the calender went "Ooh look,'s like a pattern. Wait, why am I going this far? Our civilization will probably be extinct by then. If it's not, somebody else can finish this. I'm quitting!"
  by: PeddlerOfFlesh   10/13/2009 06:57 PM     
Did anyone actually read the entire source? I did. The Mayan calendar does not end in 2012, it merely symbolizes the end of a time period for them, but their calendar goes on, life goes on. I am glad somebody finally clarified that for all the Western civilization that are stuck on what they saw on History Chanel, who apparently forgot to mention that there are also dates on the Mayan calendar that date up to year 4000+. Interesting? I'd say so!
  by: the_one   10/13/2009 09:57 PM     
  Fear Not! Live in the present!  

Success is as dangerous as failure;
Hope is as hollow as fear.

What does it mean that success is as dangerous as failure?

Wether you go up a ladder or down it your position is shaky.

When you stand with you two feet on the ground you will always keep your balance.

What does it mean that Hope is as Hollow as fear. Hope and Fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the "Self". When we don't see the "self" as "self" what do we have to Fear?

See the world as your "self". Have faith in the way things are. Love the world as your "self" and then you can care from all things.
  by: sour4d20     10/13/2009 10:20 PM     
I thought that the Mayans predicted a revelation or a complete and total change in 2012, not total destruction. Is this just more mumbo jumbo?
  by: JimmyD   10/14/2009 04:26 AM     
If all the world's cows cease to exist in the year 2012 I'd say you could call it an udder disaster.
  by: White Albino   10/14/2009 09:08 AM     
  @Jimmy and all  
All predictions of devastation or otherwise are "mumbo jumbo". It doesn't make a difference whether someone predicts 2012 is going to be a year of death, or a year of renewal where sunshine, rainbows and unicorns cover the globe as daisy peddles fall from the heavens. It's all a bunch of effing BS. And annoying.

Every few years a story comes along that just puts people into this back-and-forth about how we're doomed.

The world ends every day for a lot of people. Try living in the now. Leave the predictions for folks who love wasting their time worrying about issues that either don't matter or aren't worth the worry.
  by: Dayron   10/14/2009 09:46 AM     
I can't spell pedals.
  by: Dayron   10/14/2009 09:57 AM     
  The Myans Are Genius  
i think the myans were right about one thing

having a calender that runs out every few thousand years

saves a fortune on buying new ones
  by: Psycho_Steve   10/14/2009 11:00 AM     
  A solution to the foolishness  
Carve all future calendars in stone weighing no less than 60 kilos.
Now lets see how many people will want to haul one home every year.
Digital watches should weigh at least one kilo. Look at the money saved on buying batteries.
  by: White Albino   10/14/2009 12:34 PM     
  @white albino  
Where I live no one wears digital watches phones have made them obsolete
  by: shaohu     10/14/2009 01:32 PM     
I think the word you are looking for is 'petals'.
  by: womenareviolent     10/15/2009 03:36 PM     
After 2012, the so called aquarius circle will begin, which is a pretty big thing for some new agers, occults and astronomers. Sadly there are sme suspicions (Or call it conspiracy theories, the new trend word) that many members of the global elite are also into these things. So even if it means nothing to us, it can be a big thing for "them".
  by: evilrat   10/16/2009 01:07 AM     
  Yawn ...  
Every time the world is supposed to come to an end, I stay up late to see it but always fall asleep and miss it.

Maybe one of these times I'll get lucky.

  by: DeepSand   10/16/2009 03:04 AM     
I watched The Never-Ending Movie three times. I never did see the end of it.
  by: White Albino   10/16/2009 12:52 PM     
  Why Worry  
Since I don't control the end of the earth or the end of paying taxes, all this erroneous BS is just not relevant.
  by: ONTIME   10/16/2009 07:49 PM     
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