Skip to comments.Doomsday: 2012 is not the end of the world, Mayan elder insists
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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Guatemalan Mayan Indian elder Apolinario Chile Pixtun
Whew! That’s a relief!
Anybody up on this stuff knows it’s really 2018 anyway.
The movie looks to be pretty cool.
Al Sharpton went Maya? Who knew?
At the rate things are going, I’m looking at 2010.
No kidding, now its just global warming, seas flooding our cities and cats and dogs living together. You know, the end times stuff.
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.
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.
The trailer looks like an overblown version of the chase scenes from the Blues Brothers movie.
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..”
“.....total hysteria!”- Ghostbusters LOLOL
Actually, it all depends whether zero gets re-elected in 2012.
The Jewish calendar also ends in 2012. It does not go beyond 7,000 years.
Oh what a relief it is!
Are the Mayans those recently entered asylum seekers I see at 7-11 every morning? They sure like our donuts.
Harold Camping would agree about 2012 being the end of the world.
I often wonder if the fascination with end time prophecies reflects a deeper fear arising from the current sickness of Western Civilization’s populations.
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.
Waste of a perfectly good virgin.
This will be rejected by some folks in Rainbowarts.
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.
Yeah, some of them seem to be looking forward to it.
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.
>>Every last New Ager I have met is quite stupid, however.<<
There is some seriously funny stuff there.
;') [singing] two thousand uno du'os party over says the lights of heaven /
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It's okay. They'll be in seventh-grade by then.
I was really looking forward to that aircraft carrier.
Not the end of the earth.
Just a complete reversal of the magnetic poles of the Earth.
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.
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