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Doomsday: 2012 is not the end of the world, Mayan elder insists
telegraph ^ | 11 Oct 2009

Posted on 10/13/2009 10:36:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono

The year 2012 will not bring the end of the world, a Mayan elder has insisted, despite claims that a Mayan calendar shows that time will "run out" on December 21 of that year.

Apolinario Chile Pixtun is tired of being bombarded with frantic questions about the end of the world. "I came back from England last year and, man, they had me fed up with this stuff," he said.

A significant time period for the Mayans does end on the date, and enthusiasts have found a series of astronomical alignments they say coincide in 2012, including one that happens roughly only once every 25,800 years.

But most archaeologists, astronomers and Mayans say the only thing likely to hit Earth is a meteor shower of New Age philosophy, pop astronomy, internet doomsday rumours and TV specials such as one on the History Channel which mixes "predictions" from Nostradamus and the Mayans and asks: "Is 2012 the year the cosmic clock finally winds down to zero days, zero hope?"

Still, things are only likely to get worse for Mr Pixtun. Next month Hollywood's "2012" opens in cinemas, featuring earthquakes, meteor showers and a tsunami dumping an aircraft carrier on the White House. At Cornell University, Ann Martin, who runs the "Curious? Ask an Astronomer" website, 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," Ms Martin said. "We had a mother of two young children who was afraid she wouldn't live to see them grow up." Mr Pixtun, a Guatemalan, says the doomsday theories spring from Western, not Mayan ideas.......

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TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2012; doomsday; endtimes; godsgravesglyphs; mayan; mayancalendar

Guatemalan Mayan Indian elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun


1 posted on 10/13/2009 10:36:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Whew! That’s a relief!


2 posted on 10/13/2009 10:37:46 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: JoeProBono

Anybody up on this stuff knows it’s really 2018 anyway.


3 posted on 10/13/2009 10:38:25 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: LearsFool

The movie looks to be pretty cool.


4 posted on 10/13/2009 10:39:23 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: JoeProBono

Al Sharpton went Maya? Who knew?


5 posted on 10/13/2009 10:39:33 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (It's better to give a Ford to the Kidney Foundation than a kidney to the Ford Foundation.)
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To: JoeProBono

At the rate things are going, I’m looking at 2010.


6 posted on 10/13/2009 10:40:21 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: LearsFool

No kidding, now its just global warming, seas flooding our cities and cats and dogs living together. You know, the end times stuff.


7 posted on 10/13/2009 10:40:49 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: JoeProBono

What human teeth around my neck? Doesn't this look like a trusting face bro? What do you mean am I a member of the bloods?

Man, you guys sought me out. What a tough crowd.

8 posted on 10/13/2009 10:42:01 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: JoeProBono
“zero days, zero hope”.

Gosh, you could build a presidential campaign on that! Just like the “bridge to the 21st century".

Naturally the elections could not be connected to this all-media chant of doom in 2012, you'd need MSM, the Print Press, Hollywood, the Gorebots, the Greens, Greenpeace, The View, and a dozen Internet sources acting in concert to pull it off, and that's just plain ridiculous.

9 posted on 10/13/2009 10:42:02 AM PDT by DBrow (Thank You Al Gore You Saved Earth!)
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To: RobRoy

The trailer looks like an overblown version of the chase scenes from the Blues Brothers movie.


10 posted on 10/13/2009 10:42:13 AM PDT by The Louiswu (I live vicariously, through myself.)
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To: LearsFool

The origin was that a bunch of bored, drunk Mayans thousands of years ago said “let’s screw with the next generation by picking a date..let’s make it 2012..yeah, that’s funny dudes, now cut off the head of that virgin..”


11 posted on 10/13/2009 10:43:42 AM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

“.....total hysteria!”- Ghostbusters LOLOL


12 posted on 10/13/2009 10:45:15 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (And the people cry "Sarah!Sarah!" And she hears....yes,she hears......)
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To: max americana

Actually, it all depends whether zero gets re-elected in 2012.


13 posted on 10/13/2009 10:45:48 AM PDT by Ikemeister
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To: JoeProBono
The Mayan calendar, or, precisely, calendars, because there is a long count calendar and a short count calendar, is circular, rather than linear like ours. And the two intersect as interlocking gears. They, and Mayan time, keep turning. There is no "cosmic clock finally winding down to zero days." Instead, the "wheels" turn, the cogs of their gears re-engage, and a new cycle starts. I believe the illustration you used has been cropped to remove the long count calendar. You can see both, and how they are enmeshed, here.

http://www.viewzone.com/endtime.html

14 posted on 10/13/2009 10:45:56 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: JoeProBono
Obama is trying to end the world way before 2012.
15 posted on 10/13/2009 10:46:40 AM PDT by dog breath
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To: JoeProBono
Mayans I have met are not stupid. Every last New Ager I have met is quite stupid, however.
16 posted on 10/13/2009 10:47:38 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

The Jewish calendar also ends in 2012. It does not go beyond 7,000 years.


17 posted on 10/13/2009 10:52:37 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: JoeProBono

Oh what a relief it is!


18 posted on 10/13/2009 10:55:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: JimSEA

Are the Mayans those recently entered asylum seekers I see at 7-11 every morning? They sure like our donuts.


19 posted on 10/13/2009 11:01:32 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: JoeProBono
We won’t be around for 2012. Y2K is going to kill us all.
20 posted on 10/13/2009 11:04:48 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: JoeProBono

Harold Camping would agree about 2012 being the end of the world.


21 posted on 10/13/2009 11:07:24 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: JoeProBono

I often wonder if the fascination with end time prophecies reflects a deeper fear arising from the current sickness of Western Civilization’s populations.


22 posted on 10/13/2009 11:27:06 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: JoeProBono

They Mayans planned to party on 2012 by sacrificing a young virgin, and eating a few enemies. Things happen over the years, and plans go awry, but seldom do they get this misconstrued.


23 posted on 10/13/2009 11:33:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

24 posted on 10/13/2009 11:44:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: La Lydia

25 posted on 10/13/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Waste of a perfectly good virgin.


26 posted on 10/13/2009 11:51:56 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: you want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: zot

This will be rejected by some folks in Rainbowarts.


27 posted on 10/13/2009 12:30:56 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: RobRoy
The movie looks to be pretty cool.

The "money shots" in these disaster flicks are way cool.

I loved the scenes from the global warming disaster pic "Day After Tomorrow," where Los Angeles gets destroyed by tornadoes and NYC gets wiped out by a giant tsunami. The wave itself, and the flooding of the streets were really convincing. (The movie was really stupid, but it did have some great effects.)

Here is the only clip I could find of those scenes on YouTube -- whoever posted it put a heavy metal music score to the clip, but the footage is there.

28 posted on 10/13/2009 1:09:30 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: GreyFriar
This will be rejected by some folks in Rainbowarts.

Yeah, some of them seem to be looking forward to it.

29 posted on 10/13/2009 1:30:09 PM PDT by zot
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To: Maceman

Yep. This one looks to be the same. Something to watch for some really great effects, an interesting, if somewhat goofy, story. And never to be watched again. Kinda like the last three Star Wars movies.


30 posted on 10/13/2009 1:44:18 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: JimSEA

>>Every last New Ager I have met is quite stupid, however.<<

I dunno. These people look pretty smart:
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUbZdIzA30
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UEOLn9_b7g
Part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkPN-pCSBDc

There is some seriously funny stuff there.


31 posted on 10/13/2009 1:46:53 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Boardwalk

Ridiculous,

http://www.chabad.org/calendar/default_cdo/jewish/Calendar.htm


32 posted on 10/13/2009 2:17:21 PM PDT by STD ('This is a War between Islam and Christianity' -- Usama bin Laden)
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"It's too bad that we're getting e-mails from fourth-graders who are saying that they're too young to die,"

It's okay. They'll be in seventh-grade by then.

34 posted on 10/13/2009 4:05:57 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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35 posted on 10/13/2009 4:10:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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And on to the sacrificial altar of my pyramid ...
36 posted on 10/13/2009 4:16:10 PM PDT by x
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To: JoeProBono
Wait. There WON'T be an aircraft carrier on the White House?

I was really looking forward to that aircraft carrier.

37 posted on 10/13/2009 4:53:11 PM PDT by LTCJ
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To: JoeProBono
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No need to rely on cartoons of your imaginary enemies to depict savages. It seems that America is still the land of ruthless savages.

It seems that doomsday IS coming soon, though we do not know the exact day. Many are probably scared because the punishment for a civilization that practices child sacrifice is usually very bad.
38 posted on 10/15/2009 8:14:11 PM PDT by wronganswer
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To: JoeProBono

Not the end of the earth.

Just a complete reversal of the magnetic poles of the Earth.

;^)


39 posted on 10/15/2009 8:15:54 PM PDT by airborne (The Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be fed with the blood of tyrants and patriots!)
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To: JoeProBono

Always set doomsday out at least 20 years. Close enough to sell books, but far enough off so folks will have forgotten by that time.


40 posted on 10/15/2009 8:22:25 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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