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Doomsday in 1 Year? Why the World Won't End on Dec 21, 2012
Fox news ^ | 26 Dec 2011 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 12/27/2011 4:56:25 AM PST by Cronos

A year from today the world will come to an end, according to some who cite the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar as evidence of a Dec. 21, 2012, apocalypse. But both astronomers and experts on Mesoamerican history say the Mayan apocalypse is likely to be another in a long line of failed doomsdays

According to the Maya Long Count calendar, the winter solstice of 2012 — Dec. 21, 2012 —is the end of a b'ak'tun, a 144,000-day cycle that has repeated 12 times since the mythical Maya creation date. The b'ak'tun that will end in 2012 is the 13th, supposedly a full 5,200-year cycle of creation.

...In fact, according to archaeologists, it wasn't the Mayans who linked the end of the 13th b'ak'tun with the end of the world. According to Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, when Judeo-Christians began to decipher Mayan writings, their preconceived notions of apocalypse and the end of the world led them to link Mayan calendar cycles with doomsday.

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TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: 2012; camping; endoftheworld; futurist; maya; mayancalendar; mayans; rapture
Party like it's 1999!!
1 posted on 12/27/2011 4:56:28 AM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Will there be zombies?

I want zombies, dammit!


2 posted on 12/27/2011 5:03:10 AM PST by papertyger
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To: Cronos

No man knows the day or hour.

LLS


3 posted on 12/27/2011 5:03:43 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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To: Cronos
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4 posted on 12/27/2011 5:04:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek; Cronos
oh boy, and so it begins, or ends... Elenin explained by flipped out guy ... LOL
5 posted on 12/27/2011 5:12:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Cronos

Maya scholars disagree on exactly how the Maya people would have interpreted the end of their calendar cycle,....Best explanation I’ve heard so far is: Marvin the Mayan was summoned by the Chief and told to make a perpetual calendar and if he did, he would be paid handsomely for his time. Marvin the Mayan started it, and received a yearly payment, which satisfied him and he continued. some time down the road a payment was missed and Marvin the Mayan got pissed. Another payment was missed, and he finally said “The Hell with this shiite.” and that is when the calendar ended.


6 posted on 12/27/2011 5:17:58 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Cronos
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7 posted on 12/27/2011 5:46:13 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Why do people keep telling me Killcult is a Religion Of Peace?)
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To: Safetgiver

I heard that he was working late one night and decided that was enough for the day. He laid down his writing instrument and decided a beer would taste good. He walked across the road to the local saloon had a few too many and on the way back he got run over and killed by a llama. Thus he was never able to finish the calendar.


8 posted on 12/27/2011 5:51:50 AM PST by cork
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To: Cronos

I’ve got bills due 30 years out so I doubt it will end that soon! ;-)


9 posted on 12/27/2011 5:54:24 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: LibLieSlayer

not even the angels will know know the hour or the day.


10 posted on 12/27/2011 6:01:38 AM PST by TMFC
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To: Safetgiver

My personal joke to the ‘believers’ is that the calendar continues on the stone buried beneath the one that is visible.

I’m amazed sometimes at how many believe me when I tell that as a joke.


11 posted on 12/27/2011 6:26:29 AM PST by The Working Man (The mantra for BO's reign...."No Child Left a Dime")
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To: almost done by half

me too — and the bankers won’t allow the end to come before they get their profits!!


12 posted on 12/27/2011 6:33:24 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: papertyger
I'm bettin you also want one of those cool guns that Mila Jovovich has in Resident Evil, right? :) me too!!

and if Miła is there as well....

13 posted on 12/27/2011 6:34:36 AM PST by Cronos (Nuke Mecca and Medina now..)
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To: cripplecreek
LMFAO - who is that?

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

14 posted on 12/27/2011 6:51:15 AM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia" By Paypal)
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To: Cronos

Waddaya mean “want?”

;o)


15 posted on 12/27/2011 6:53:11 AM PST by papertyger
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To: papertyger

Say what?? You mean it hasn't ended yet?

16 posted on 12/27/2011 7:31:59 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: expatguy

Giorgio Tsoukalos, Ancient Alien “Researcher”/Charlatan.


17 posted on 12/27/2011 7:56:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Cronos

2 Mayans making the calendar:

1st Mayan: “How far do we want to make this thing?”

2nd Mayan: “Go about 5200 years. That ought to be enough.”

1st Mayan: “But what happens when it runs out?”

2nd Mayan: *shrugs* “Let whoever gets to carve the stone then figure it out. It ain’t our problem.”


18 posted on 12/27/2011 8:11:33 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: cork

on the way back he got run over and killed by a llama..on the way back he got run over and killed by a O’llama. Must have been a businessman (or a real taxpayer).


19 posted on 12/27/2011 8:45:07 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Cronos
Why the World Won't End on Dec 21, 2012"

Because it's going to end on November 6, 2012.

And I quote: —is the end of a b'ak'tun,Which is obviously short for barak-(re-elec)tion

Um, /sarc?

20 posted on 12/27/2011 8:57:06 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: TMFC

Amen!

LLS


21 posted on 12/27/2011 1:56:09 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS!)
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