Skip to comments.NASA fields hundreds of calls from public worried about "Doomsday"
Posted on 12/20/2012 12:40:37 PM PST by TurboZamboni
The "end of the world" could come from giant solar storms, a meteor barrelling toward Earth, a black out or a mysterious "Planet X" threatening widespread destruction, according to some of the possible doomsday scenarios that have proliferated for the last year. What these predictions seem to agree on is this predicted doomsday apparently will fall on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. NASA is working to dispel fears and debunk the myth - pointing hundreds of concerned callers to the clear-cut scientific facts that promise the Earth will not end Friday. "There are so many scenarios out there, we are trying to wrangle them all in and get the truth out," said J.D. Harrington, a NASA spokesman.
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These are apparently the folks who cannot find, or afford, end of the world sex.
“Wow. Thank you you for calling. You are the first and only caller so far. Wow. We’ve been preparing for years! I bet you have,too. Good for you. So, where are you going to have your last meal? We’re going to Florida on the east coast to watch the show. I bet this is going to be spectacular! Have you been using a telescope to watch.....” [phone hangs disconnects]
How ludicrous to turn to NASA for comfort when Doomsday looms! Asking a bunch of tunnel-vision evolutionists about the End of Time is as useful as asking a squirrel to do calculus.
Obama voters, obviously........
NASA can’t be bothered with such calls, they are too busy doing muslim outreach.
...and if the twelfth iman pops his head up and sees his shadow that means we'll have six more weeks of apocalypse.
It would raise the collective IQ ten points...
And the sad fact is, NASA couldn’t get one member of our species off this rock, it they knew damn well IT WAS the end of the world.
But hey, our pet rover might live on...
...or than big burrito that I had last night. I pity the human race.
Friday, December 21, 2012 (NZDT)
Time in Wellington, New Zealand
11:02 AM Chatham Islands (CHADT)
I think they are still there!
A misleading, and probably heretical, Christian teacher named Harold Camping predicts an end-of-world-as-we-know-it date and he is excoriated mercilessly almost universally by both pagans and Christians.
But a primitive third-world religion can MAKE THE EXACT SAME PREDICTION without anywhere NEAR the condemnation from pagans.
Never mind that these Mayan pagans aren't around anymore to ridicule personally, it is proof of the hatred of the world-view of Christianity by the world. Camping was just an excuse; the world hates the Christian viewpoint, which Camping either rightly or wrongly personified.
Beeeep... In case of apocalypse, please press 1). Tranferring now.
Beeep... Zdravstvuj, Baikonur Cosmodrome...
Maybe. But there are differences between the two situations. And there’s also much ridicule surrounding the supposed Mayan prophecy (even coming from people who might be termed pagans).
I agree. Camping was more right than the Mayans; there WILL be a culmination of the Age with Christ reconciling the world and destroying the wicked, only the timing was wrong as was the knowing. On this, the Mayans were dead wrong.
And theres also much ridicule surrounding the supposed Mayan prophecy (even coming from people who might be termed pagans).
Sorry, there is nowhere near the ridicule of the Mayan belief about this apocalypse date as there was of Camping's. The point of the article is that numerous people are calling in to inquired of this Age's high priests, scientists, for answers.
Not to pick nits, but since the guys making the prediction were Mayan, I would say that 12/21/12 they were referring to would be Central American time...
Mayan spokesperson Tim Ctuliptk says "I see what they did now; they carried the 'phht'. April 6th for sure.
NASA Fields Hundreds of Calls from Idiots.
That's especially true if it can be given a new packaging: the Bible code, the da Vinci code, etc. You might think of all that as heretical, but still, they attracted more people than the Mayan thing.
If you're saying that the media and urban sophisticates believe in or respect the Mayan thing more, I'm not sure. They don't really believe in it. They're just looking for something new to talk about, something that will sell magazines or kill time, but the Mayan end of the world has always been kind of a joke.
Of course, they don't think much of Bible prophecy either. That's also something used to boost circulation. If you're looking for something people really worried about, the Y2K thing fits better. It seems hilarious now, but there was a lot of real anxiety about whether our technology would collapse when the year 2000 came around.
But these things always seem to bring out the haters of biblical prophesy. My point is that the same people who denigrate Judeo/Christian eschatology simply substitute their own version and call it "scientific."