Skip to comments.Define "Apocalypse"
Posted on 01/19/2012 9:44:39 AM PST by Wolf13
What if the Mayans were right when they predicted that the world was coming to an end in 2012?
Some people are always prepared for the apocalypse. Last year, a group of misguided Christians believed the end was nigh. A dozen years ago, Y2K was all the rage. Back when the Mayans were making predictions, so were the Essenes, a reclusive Jewish sect during Christs time on Earth. They thought the final battle between good and evil was coming any day now more than 2,000 years ago.
Today, some people in the Arizona desert are reportedly preparing for the earths destruction. Anyone can use the Internet to find survival gear and rations for stockpiling.
Im going to go out on a limb and officially predict that the world will not come to an end in 2012. But for many financial analysts, perhaps the key issue in predicting worldwide disaster is that it all depends on what definition of apocalypse is used.
An honest look at hard financial data indicates that an economic Armageddon may, indeed, be on the way. The sovereign debt crisis gripping Europe and the U.S. should be enough to make the prudent start to prepare for tough times ahead.
For the first time in recorded history, no fewer than five major Western nations Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain are now edging toward default, Martin Weiss, chairman of the Weiss Group, warned in October. Nobody knows precisely when the first default will be announced, and the first shoe could drop at virtually any moment.
International pressure is building to move the U.S. and the leading industrialized nations toward a global economy, in which all will rise or fall together, weighed down by their collective debt.
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Will somebody please 'splain to me where they predicted "the world was coming to an end" ???
All I know is that their calendar ran out.
My calendar runs out every year, I don't get that excited about it.
The date is slightly off, but if Obama is re-elected, and I think he will be, that’s an apocalypse to me.
One Word: Obama
OMG!!! Get one of those that has a couple extra months, for God's Sake!!! You're risking setting off the apocalypse, jerk!!!
Maybe the Mayans predicted when the socialists would run out of other peoples MONEY...
But it ran out of numbers in 1999, killing approximately 99% of the human population leaving the rest to live on the flesh of the dead... or something like that.
If the Mayans predicted the end of the world AND they had a history of correct predictions without going through some Nostradamean back flips to make the facts make the prediction, then I might consider worrying. Otherwise I'll put it with the other doomsday predictions which have had a accuracy rate of 0.00000% out of the last few thousand attempts.
"Apocalypse" means "disclosure" or "revelation."
I blame my mistyping on the Mayans.
the mayans are extinct... how smart could they possibly have been?
I think I just saw the third horseman of the Apocalypse riding by.
The term “self fulfilling prophesy” comes to mind.
It’s when the serpent of light finally settles down in the Andes
Apocalypes means and "unveiling" or a "revealing". That's why the last book of the Bible is titled "Revelation". Armageddon means the mountain of Meggido. Armageddon is a place not an event.
On Dec 21, 2012, Obama will have had a little over a month to stew in his humiliating, crushing and unexpected defeat at the hands of the American people.
Hell still be Commander in Chief.
Hell still have the nuclear football. Just sitting there. Staring at him. Taunting him. Daring him...
Wow! Someone who knows. I also include the word “unveiling.”
As a Bible student I associate this with a rather favorable event, that is, when Jesus Christ is unveiled, or revealed, as to who He really is and the esteem in which He is held by the Father. However, I understand that this word “apocalypse” has been taken and applied to the most horrific catastrophes imaginable.
Massive catastrophes DO happen on occasion. Be it as abrupt as whatever ended the dinosaurs or Noah’s flood, or as gradual as a[n| mini] ice age or expansion of the Sahara, or as deliberate & social as extermination of several chunks of the 100,000,000 lost to 20th Century politics, disastrous stuff happens. The degree of survivability may vary.
Point is all these actual events, coupled with human propensity for making & believing predictions, mean something “apocalyptic” _will_ happen - albeit depending on your definition thereof, timescale involved, and how close you are to not surviving it.
And, dang it, predicting & fearing & preparing for “the apocalypse” is FUN.
“Do not taunt Happy Fun Nuclear Football.”
Stimpy: No I can't! Yeagh!
The unveiling of Christ as to who he really is as well as our purpose on earth is the subject of "One of God's Days" (1909) an all-but-forgotten hymn by Walter and Civilla Martin which is one of my favorites:
One of God's days, those who are now
Faithful to Jesus in life's constant maze
Soon shall see light; then will they know
All of life's meaning one of God's days.
One of God's days, beautiful days,
We shall in glory sing his praise.
Fighting all done, victory won.
We shall see Jesus one of God's days.
The Mayan calendar just indicated and end of one cycle and the beginning of the next.
Awful (Filling one with awe) became awful.
Awesome how language changes over time, isn’t it?
I remember the lecturing we Americans were getting from the EU’s biggest promoters in Europe, about their “better way”. They kept telling us, and themselves, that yes, initially, there would be some big public and private capital transfers, from north to south, underwritten by EU guarantees, to “lift” the lesser developed new EU members up to standards of it’s strongest members.
Then, with the backdrop of the current EU financial crisis. I read a Wall Street Journal article today that was saying how yes, there are examples of those EU-backed plans all over the southern tier nations, like for instance hundreds of miles of gorgeous new highways traversing Italy, known today for their modernity and beauty, and for how few cars are on them.
I then reflected on the lectures, back in the 2001-2005 period, we Americans were getting from our own “experts” on how we needed a EU-style government aided capital transfer plan, just like the EU’s, to raise the living standards and finamcial health of Mexico. I wonder where those American “experts” are today.
Yes, it is. And much of it is definitely on purpose in order to satisfy an agenda.
Beautiful! Never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing.
May God speed the day.
Four Little Ponies of the Apocalypse
Be afraid, be very afraid...
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
That's what I thought.
The MAYANS didn't predict the end of the world.
Lots of ignorant newsputzes have turned it INTO that, but the MAYANS didn't predict anything.