Skip to comments.Mayans Never Predicted December 2012 Apocalypse, Researchers Say
Posted on 12/02/2011 11:46:17 AM PST by Winstons Julia
Various Mayan scholars have attempted to debunk this reading, including Sven Gronemeyer of Australias La Trobe University, who has studied the Tortugero tablet in great detail. On Wednesday he presented his decoding of the inscription, suggesting that Bolon Yoktes prophesied appearance on December 21, 2012, represents the start of a new era and not the end of days. Proponents of the apocalyptic interpretation have misunderstood the poorly preserved hieroglyphs, he said.
aka The "Barakalypse".
There are Mayans living in Australia? I did not know that.
If they Mayans were really that smart, they would have foreseen their own demise first.
Despite the fact that none of this nonsense is going to happen it will still pay to be prepared because everyone ELSE is going to panic. That means a run of food, gas, water, etc, most likely violence and panic as well.
Boy Scout motto is fitting here.
“Start of a new era” can be interpreted in a number of ways and not all of them are a bed of roses for those undergoing the transition.
Since the Mayans didn’t save themselves from their OWN extinction( assuming they successfully predicted it) it does seem more than stupid to trust their precognitative abilities regarding ours.
If Mayans were that prescient, there would still be a Mayan civilization.
See if you can get all those believers you know to sign documents giving you all their money and property come Dec 2012. THAT’S what I call being prepared.
Did you go Camping to come up with that date?
What do you plan for those people that do not believe in the Bible like you do?
Oh Great! Now what am I going to do with all these cans of spam?
No biggie, Elenin's gonna destroy the Earth during September 2011 anyway.
Trip to Hawaii?
It could also mean "We're out of rock, see the new edition of our calendar."
My sophisticated, modern calendars run out annually. The world hasn't ended yet.
I never did expect the world to end but anyone can look at the international news and see it isn’t going to be a Rose Parade next year.
I guess that means that “The Discovery Channel” will have to pull about 30 years worth of programming including anything that refers to the Mayan Calendar.
The Mayans were tards.
I think this may mean something regarding my January 1, 2013 balloon payment.
It's not about me, it's about the Lord God Almighty.
Learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branch becomes tender and sprouts leaves, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see all these things, know that he is near, at the gates. Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
But of that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
I guess anyone that has done fifteen minutes of serious reading on this subject understands that the Mayans never predicted the “end of the world.” It is simply akin to needing to go out and buy a new calendar.
End of one cycle, start of another one.
Pretty simple, and pretty hopeful.
Hard to take someone with hair like that seriously even if he wasn't seriously discussing UFOs.
I think I could make millions selling “Global Catastrophe Insurance”. If the world comes to an end, one could apply for reimbursement. I’d probably end up in jail, though, unlike the global warming hoaxsters.
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on second thought....
The Mayans didn't predict the end of the world in 2012. It's the renewal of their Long Count calendar.
There still IS a thriving Mayan civilization in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Modern Mayans just don't live in city-states run by bloodthirsty warring kings. Their ancestors had the good sense to walk away from all that and let the kings fend for themselves.
Of course not, everyone knows that the Mayan calendar maker was laid off following the 2012 production run.......
Those crazy Mayans. Everyone knows you never round up to the highest integer when predicting the end of the world.
-——represents the start of a new era and not the end of days-——
no rational person i know ever thought otherwise
Greece declined and Rome fell, too. But I don’t hear anyone arguing that those cultures weren’t “smart.” The Mayans never predicted an apocalypse, the 2012 event they predicted was a calendar cycle change, much like the change from 1999 to 2000. They were very sophisticated about some things — astronomy, math, they developed a written language — and not very sophisticated about others: they never figured out how to make use of the wheel, although they were familiar with the concept and created wheeled toys for their children. The Mayan culture was like all human cultures, smart about some things, not so smart about others.
I don’t know if I would characterize them all as thriving, some of them are leading marginal jungle existences, but I agree with everything else you say.
Welcome back to the planet...
Okay. Before this goes any further...Get Lucky
The long count rolls over at the end of the 13th baklun, or every 5129 years. It’s like the odometer on your car rolling over at 1000000 miles.
That’s all very interesting and probably true. How does it relate to the 2012 “Apocalypse” and Mayan “extinction?” Are you saying the collapse of the city-states was due to hemorrhagic fever? If so it was only the coup de grace after years of inter-kingdom warfare and drought. The Mayan people did not go extinct.
I've been here all along. Your suggestion that the Mayan city-states have been supplanted by modern drug gangs is interesting but off-point. The OP suggested the Mayans are extinct; they are not. There will be no 2012 "Apocalypse" nor did the Mayans predict one.
When in human history have common folks been lucky enough to avoid exploitation by the brutal and powerful? History is nothing if not repetitive.
Well, who do you think told the Mayans when the world was going to end?
There was a Mayan free State recognized by the UK on the Yucatan Peninsula from the 19th to around the beginning of the 20th century.
There are still who speak Mayan,dress Mayan and live in their own belief systems.They are hardly extinct.
Given what is going on in 2010-2011,if 2012 is more of the State it won’t matter much what the intent(most likely non-apocalyptic) had to do with a stone calendar.
No, it isn’t off point. You are trying to apply a dream to a reality.
Everyone knows “apocalypse” means change.
The “violence” associated with the “apocalypse” is completely contextual. Completely Biblical.
6.2 billion dead bodies laying in the streets otta make for some change.
The promise of the Christ is to free YOU of the repetetive nature of “history”...
Put down your I-Phone and gigadigit in the data stream. You were born with that. Tell HIM you need an upgrade.
If yo mama and papa dinna show you that, be 6.2.
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